Books I read

Writing the Mind Alive by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon

Welcome back everybody!

I finally finished this book. 3 months on a book like this is really long for me. This is not a bad book by any stretch but it is meaty!

I bought this book after this podcast by Ann Kroeker. It sounded like something I needed. From a previous post I shared a bit about my struggles with blogging, the fun element that vanished etc. the same happened with my writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing but I lost my voice along the way. Maybe it grew up and I stayed stuck in some or other space. Anyways, I bought the book. I read the book. I applied the book and I’ve been writing in this Proprioceptive method since November.

It’s by no stretch a miracle book. It’s not a quick fix. It’s hard work. It’s dedication. It’s fun and it’s not. But proprioceptive writing is worth it. Absolutely!

Linda developed this method many moons ago and she’s allowed it to evolve as she and Toby (Tobin) both grabbed hold of it and applied it and taught it too.

This way of writing is much more than journaling. It teaches the writer to hear his or her own thoughts. Not an easy feat in today’s busy world. It teaches the writer to feel. A scary thing indeed. It encourages the writer to be curious and compassionate about his own thoughts and feelings.

I absolutely loved this book. I’ve used my copy extensively as you can see in this pic. So no selling it 2nd hand I’m afraid! I will read it again and I will grow more and more. As a writer and as a person.

You can find this wherever you find books. And in most formats except audio book and hardcover. I bought mine on Amazon.

There is a website as well that you can visit. I would have loved to attend the workshops with Linda and Toby.

Have you read this book? Maybe attended a workshop like this? Please do share!! I would love to live vicariously through you!

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Until next time then.

PS. My next books are Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw & Creative Visualisation by Shakti Gawain. And yours?