Prolific Moment : Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing, Paperback Book

Prolific Moment : Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing Paperback


Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing foregrounds the present in all activities of composing, offering a new perspective on the rhetorical situation and the writing process.

A focus on the present casts light on standard writing components-audience, invention, and revision-while bringing forth often overlooked nuances of the writing experience-intrapersonal rhetoric, the preverbal, and preconception.

This pedagogy of mindful writing can alleviate the suffering of writing blocks that comes from mindless, future-oriented rhetorics.

Much is lost with a misplaced present moment because students forfeit rewarding writing experiences for stress, frustration, boredom, fear, and shortchanged invention.

Writing becomes a very different experience if students think of it more consistently as part of a discrete now.

Peary examines mindfulness as a metacognitive practice and turns to foundational Buddhist concepts of no-self, emptiness, impermanence, and detachment for methods for observing the moment in the writing classroom.

This volume is a fantastic resource for future and current instructors and scholars of composition, rhetoric, and writing studies.




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