“Advice books for writers are a dime a dozen but Moore provides a fresh approach … A compact book of practical and philosophical truths for both novice and veteran writers.”

~ Publishers Weekly

The Mindful Writer tells us to pack up our egos, listen to the quieter churning of our minds, and to be present and open to the world and our place in it. There hasn’t been a writing book this influential, this motivational, since Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones.”

–  Ira Sukrungruang, author of Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy


“Thought provoking and inspiring.”

—Martine Batchelor, author of Let Go

“Moore’s light, insightful and prescient commentary is a potent antidote for writer’s angst and a welcome companion for an otherwise lonely activity.  Read on, then write!”

—Deborah Schoberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

“Even seasoned, dog-eared writers and old Buddhist foxes will learn a trick or two.”

—Andrew Schelling, editor of The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry

“Moore condenses an entire library of writing advice into sixty deft lessons. I will urge this wise, kind, slender volume on all of my students.”

—Heather Sellers, author of The Practice of Creative Writing

Three cheers—and three bows—to Dinty W. Moore’s Mindful Writer!”

— Rafe Martin, author of Endless Path and The Banyan Deer

“Dinty W. Moore has collected some very telling nudges from a range of fine writers, and tilted them in a lightly Buddhist angle of reflection to catch the light of your own desire to write.”

—Susan Murphy, author of Upside-Down Zen