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Published on Nov 12, 2019
A few simple ways to observe the moment can make an immediate difference on how most of us feel about writing and how successful we are at it. Mindfulness gives us new writing tools, including internal talk, impermanence, and detachment. Every moment can become a prolific moment. After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Alexandria Peary suffered for years from a lengthy writing block but has become a prolific writer (using the techniques of mindfulness), with six books and over 150 scholarly articles and creative pieces published in journals and magazines. Her books include Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing. As the newly appointed Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, she looks forward to offering mindful writing techniques to the writers of her state, along with her students at Salem State University. It is her lifelong mission to help alleviate writing-related suffering experienced by others. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx