About the Book

“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

“I’ve read a hundred writing books, but this one is fresh.” —Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

Going a step beyond typical “how to write” books, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits, how to grow as a writer — and a person! — and what it means to have a life dedicated to the craft of writing. There’s not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful. Readers will turn to The Mindful Writer again and again as a source inspiration, guidance, and support.

 “What a relief! Dinty W. Moore shares practical strategies that help writers cultivate peace of mind and write better prose. 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