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    DescriptionWriting Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative - a vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment. Here for the first time, writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shares in print the method by which, for almost 30 years, she has helped hundreds of writers to publish fiction, memoir, non-fiction and poetry worldwide. By means of five simple precepts, she leads the writer step by step into real trust in writing through the art of Freefall: invoking the courage to fall without a parachute into the words as they come. This book can be used for inspiration, as a reference, or as a sustained, twelve-month course in writing. It will help all writers to connect with their deepest intention in writing, and to write with greater authority and grace.

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    Writing Without a Parachute
    The Art of Freefall
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Turner-Vesselago
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9781908363046
    ISBN 10: 1908363045

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
    DC23: 808.02
    Thema V1.0: CBV
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Imprint name
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Publication date
    21 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Barbara Turner-Vesselago has published 2 non-fiction books in Canada, Skelton at Sixty and Freefall: Writing Without a Parachute. Her novel manuscript, No News But Kindness, was a finalist for the Chapters/Robertson Davies Book Prize (Canada), and winner of the Short Story Radio First Chapter Competition (UK). She has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has taught at universities in the UK, US, Canada and Nigeria. She now lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, Michael Vesselago, and teaches FreefallWriting Workshops worldwide.
    Review quote
    "I'm always telling anyone who wants to write: Do Freefall!" Helena McEwen, author of The Big House and Invisible River (Bloomsbury) "Useful for beginners, superb for writers in the middle of their training and an absolute lifesaver for pros who have lost their nerve." Mimi Thebo, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University "Here is a book that charts new territory, inviting the writer to fall with confidence into the ether of the creative self in order to write with skill and authenticity." Louise Green, Editor, Lapidus Journal
    Table of contents
    Introduction Chapter One: Finding the Way Chapter Two: How to Support Yourself as a Writer Chapter Three: The Five Precepts Chapter Four: Let One Thing Lead to Another Chapter Five: Dropping In, with Sensuous Detail Chapter Six: Finding Where the Energy Is Chapter Seven: Life, Writing, and the Ten Year Rule Chapter Eight: The Dragons at the Gate Chapter Nine: A Writer's Discipline Chapter Ten: A Poet's Way of Mind Chapter Eleven: Letting Go; Sinking In Chapter Twelve: Dialogue Chapter Thirteen: Opening Out Chapter Fourteen: Freefalling with Intention