It can be difficult to create space for our spiritual lives in a world crowded with distractions. The Pen and the Bell is about how to achieve mindfulness and creative fulfillment in spite of long to-do lists. It's about gaining access to our deeper selves in the workaday world, and bringing forth this authentic self in our writing. With both meditative and writing exercises in each chapter, it will help you awaken your creative soul and find a more rewarding life.
About the Author
Brenda Miller is the award-winning author of Blessing of the Animals and Season of the Body, and co-author of Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction. She is a professor of English at Western Washington University and serves as editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review. Miller lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her dog Abbe and cat Madrona. Visit her at www.brendamillerwriter.com
Holly Hughes has edited the annual Best Food Writing series (DeCapo) since its inception in 2000. The author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers, she lives in New York City.
"This isn't a book--it's a beautiful, quiet path into the deep woods of contemplative practice through the medium of the written word. Yes, reading its chapters will delight you. Yes, listening to these two wise women talk quietly about their lives and their writing process is a sweet and effortless reading experience that will make you feel as if you are sitting across from them, a cup of tea in front of you, hearing the measure and lilt of their kindly, honest, voices. But the real crux of this book;path isn't their words--it's yours." -Norman Fischer, author Taking Our Places — Reviews