The I Ching for Writers: Finding the Page Inside You

She jump-starts the creative process with nearly 512 writing activities, exercises and suggestions, each one connected to one of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching.

She jump-starts the creative process with nearly 512 writing activities, exercises and suggestions, each one connected to one of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching.

The I Ching for Writers: Finding the Page Inside You

by Sarah Jane Sloane —

Sloane brings the ancient oracle system of the I Ching to stymied writers everywhere, offering creative suggestions and advice to help break through writers’ block.

She jump-starts the creative process with nearly 512 writing activities, exercises and suggestions, each one connected to one of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching.

Each hexagram’s interpretation is the author’s own, derived from years of study, as well as from comparisons of more than 50 translations of the I Ching.

In addition to this oracular advice, a clear introduction to the philosophy of the I Ching is presented.

Sloane also includes inspirational quotations, writing prompts, solutions to common writing problems and an exploration of the creative process developed from her expertise as a creative writing teacher.

She outlines the five stages of the writing process — brainstorming, planning, first draft, revision and polishing — and provides serious writers with 75 exercises to help with these stages.

 

$14.95 — New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 4, August/September 2005.

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