Writing Toward Home Tales and Lessons to Find Your Way

ISBN-10: 0435081241

ISBN-13: 9780435081249

Edition: 1995

Authors: Georgia Heard
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Description: [This] is a book for the writer hidden or not so hidden in us all...It is a book for any age, to be read in little bits or all at once, and to be reread regularly. - Inland Here is a personal and compassionate book for everyone writers, poets, teachers, lovers of life, and especially those seeking to find their writing voices again or for the first time. It is an autobiographical travelogue moving from a volcano in Hawaii to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and places in between, with writing at its heart. Writing Toward Home offers practical advice on overcoming some of the obstacles writers of all ages face: writer's block, fear of rejection, confronting silencing critics in your head, finding the time to write. Each short chapter speaks to the larger truths about writing and how to truly live the writer's life: how to become more of a risk taker, how to excavate the past as a source, and how to become an acute observer of the world. Writing Toward Home is a book that will remind you-and help you remind your students-that the true source of writing is the creative self. In this fast culture when most people have so little time to do anything but menial tasks, it will jumpstart you, it will awaken to you the journey within, it will make you want to write.

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Book details

List price: $25.63
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/16/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet's ear and a teacher's know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her latest books, The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition and Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, take their place alongside essential resources such as the Heinemann titles Writing Toward Home; and Awakening the Heart - which Instructor Magazine called one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read. Georgia is also a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services. At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City schools. Today she travels the U.S. and the world as a consultant, visiting author, and keynote speaker in school districts and conferences. In addition to her Heinemann professional books, Georgia is the coauthor of Climb Inside a Poem, classroom materials from Heinenann-Firsthand. She is also the author of the professional titles Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core Standards and A Place for Wonder as well as children's literature such as Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems.

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Time-Worlds 1
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Open 1
I'm Not in the Military
1 The Rumble Beneath Your Feet
1 The Education of the Eye: Staring
1 Don't Try and Avoid the Rocks
1 Let Writing Lead the Way
1 The Intent, Not the Recipe
2 For the Sake of a Single Poem
2 Incarnadine Seas
2 Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
2 Writing Is like Making Tortillas
2 Picking Up a Stone
2 Digging in the Earth
2 Fall in Love at Least Three Times a Day
2 From an Onion to My Grandmother
2 The Fire Within: Writing from Anger
2 Ten Observations a Day
2 Layers
3 First Memory
3 Rivers of Memory
3 The Full Picture
3 Visual Archaeology
3 Layers of History
3 Gannon Hill
3 Stones and Sorrows
3 Listening to the Corn
3 In That Time
3 Writing from Behind the Scenes
4 The Family at the Next Booth
4 Back from the Mountains, a Yellow Handrail
4 Whispering into the Air
4 Ancestors 4 Synchronicity: Connecting the World
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4 Song to a Fallen Chestnut: Odes
4 Found Writing
4 Prayers: Words with Winged Feet
4 Walk
5 Lessons from Art
5 Blind Contour Drawing: Revision
5 Tapping into Words
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