When I woke up this morning, I went straight to the bookshelf to find a reading material apart from the Paulo Coelho books that I have borrowed from the library two weeks ago. I picked up this book from our slightly dusty collection on the shelf called Writing Begins with a Breath (Embodying Your Authentic Voice) by Laraine Herring.
I wasn’t surprised by how good it turned out to be. If you are someone who might be interested in exploring the different shades and aspects of your writing self (mind, body, spirit, & heart) you will like this book!
What I love about the book is that you don’t have to be professional writer to be able to understand the content and follow the exercises given at the end of each chapter. It’s very doable from a standpoint of someone who is looking for something to spark the imagination. Who knows? I might be able to write a short story and publish an ebook from this experimentation! (That’s my fantasy anyways…)
The author also included different meditation techniques in the book (one on each chapter) to ease the readers into participating on the writing exercises. This section is helpful for me because I am still learning how to be comfortable navigating inside my own temple.
Among all the challenge questions that I read, this is the most significant to me:
If I were to metaphorically slice myself open, what will ooze out?
I’m looking forward to digging “in”.