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Editors' Picks: Week of Dec. 6, 2010

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Highlights from the Community Blog. (Stay tuned: Holiday round up edition coming soon!)

Querying? Advice from My Agent

by Randy Susan Meyers

Want to make a writer shudder? Ask them if they’ve queried yet. Last year I led a workshop on The Great American Query Letter and the participants shuffled in with the reluctance (not to say dread) of women about to try on…

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Editors' Picks: Week of Dec. 6, 2010

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Highlights from the Community Blog. (Stay tuned: Holiday round up edition coming soon!)

Querying? Advice from My Agent

by Randy Susan Meyers

Want to make a writer shudder? Ask them if they’ve queried yet. Last year I led a workshop on The Great American Query Letter and the participants shuffled in with the reluctance (not to say dread) of women about to try on…

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Editors' Picks: Thanksgiving Holiday Edition!

Posted on November 24, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Weekly highlights from the Community Blog.



We're loving all the holiday writing that's going on. So we've selected some writerly treats for you to enjoy, along with your turkeys or tofurkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving, She Writers! May your food be tasty and not overly salted, your loved ones close, and your pen never far.



(Special gratitude to She Writes Editorial Analyst… Continue

Editor's Picks--Week of November 17

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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With a fitting nod to the recent Veteran's Day, we have: On Second Chances and Role Models: A Tribute to my Father on Veterans Day, by M. Louisa Locke

I just returned from the melancholy task of moving my father into the… Continue

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Weekly highlights from the Community Blog.We're loving all the holiday writing that's going on. So we've selected some writerly treats for you to enjoy, along with your turkeys or tofurkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving, She Writers! May your food be tasty and not overly salted, your loved ones close, and your pen never far.(Special gratitude to She Writes Editorial Analyst Mary Keating for helping us identify today's…See More
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At 10:12am on November 17, 2012, Stephanie Renée dos Santos said…

Dear Editors,

 

Please consider this post for your next "Editors Picks":

 

Writing & Yoga Retreats: What are They? How do They Benefit Writers?

Imagine having the opportunity to dedicate a whole week to working exclusively on your manuscript, with daily guided writing workshops and yoga practice just outside your door, to be amongst other writers, and writing teachers who support your effort.  How to make this your reality?  You can sign up for a Writing & Yoga Retreat, they span the globe in place like:  Brazil, Costa Rica, England, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States. 

What are the benefits from attending this type of writing retreat?  These retreats aim to kindle your creative fire and liberate your authentic voice and deepest truths.  Writers need dedicated time to connect with the Muse, or to bring concentrated effort to complete a project  ̶  time that can be hard to come by in everyday life.  Everyone’s standards of composition are elevated and expanded in a community of writers. And getting outside of one’s everyday writing atmosphere can trigger new perspectives and imagination. A writing retreat combined with yoga offers an ideal space in which to concentrate on writing without interruptions and to help you relax into your work.

Writers often suffer from physical pain in the shoulders, neck, head, lower back, hips and eyes. This stress in the body can inhibit or block creativity. Yoga practice helps reverse and relieve bodily tension; when the body is eased, so are the tensions of the mind.

Yoga Benefits to the Writer:

  • Open your chest, bring your shoulders back, loosen up your neck, and increase circulation to your head. Improve your posture after long days at the computer and reading
  • Stretch your body and awaken your mind
  • Open your hips, where creativity, emotions and creative expression often get trapped
  • Learn to create and access the state that creativity likes to manifest into: A state of empowerment, focus, grounding, intuition, strength, compassion, staying power
  • Learn to set intentions/goals for your writing and visualize/meditate on them
  • Create balance, which will increase your ability to focus clearly
  • Experience community
  • Release your mind and body and open the space for ideas to flow

Participating in a writing retreat is a public declaration of being a writer and demonstrates your courage and willingness to test your ideas  ̶  honing, sharing, and readying them for the world.  A daily yoga practice aides the writing endeavor.

Writing & Yoga

Writing and Yoga are soul mates. Yoga reveals insights; Writing is the recorder. Yoga balances the rhythms of breath; Writing surfs breath through oceans of language. Yoga taps the unconscious mind; Writing transcribes the wisdom of the unconscious. Writing requires work; Yoga is the assistant. Writing is an offering to the world; Yoga eases the offering’s sacrifice. Writing is a solo act; Yoga provides community.

Stephanie Renée dos Santos is a fiction and freelance writer and yoga instructor.  She leads Writing & Yoga Retreats in Brazil and the United States. Next retreat is in Brazil, March 31-April 7, 2013.  Registration deadline January 15, 2013. For more information please visit:  www.stephaniereneedossantos.com or email stephaniereneedossantos@gmail.com.

 

 

At 1:04pm on October 27, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Thank you so much for featuring my post, it was so nice to receive so much support from other She Writes Members.
At 12:51pm on October 27, 2010, Arwa Salah Mahmoud said…
Thank you so much! It all came out from my heart and I'm so glad it reached you! I really appreciate this :)
At 11:38am on October 27, 2010, Jane Hammons said…
Thanks so much! I teach a hybrid composition class at UC Berkeley, and we discussed Carr's article. I sometimes write with my students, and they were working on a digital literacy narrative, which inspired this blog post. (I didn't exactly do the assignment, but I guess that's a teacher's prerogative :)
At 11:37pm on October 25, 2010, Brandi Ballard said…
Hey, thanks for featuring my post. I really appreciate it. :)
At 11:15am on October 20, 2010, Molly Campbell said…
Hey, this is the third time I have been a "Pick," and I am starting to get a swelled head! Thank you so very much. Things like this make me feel very proud, and very validated as a writer. xo molly
At 9:56am on October 20, 2010, Amanda O'Brien said…
Thanks so much, Kate!
At 8:55am on October 20, 2010, Michelle Hoover said…
Thanks again for featuring my post!
At 8:38am on October 20, 2010, Hollye Dexter said…
Well thank you very much! I really do appreciate that.
Grinning ear to ear....
At 8:55am on October 14, 2010, Gwendolyn M. Ward said…
Thanks for the editor pick!
 
 
 

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