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If you want to tap into your most authentic source of creativity — if you hunger to express yourself, to free the stories that swirl within you — thenFruitflesh was writtenfor you. Structured around the growing cycle — seeds, roots, trunk, branches, leaves, buds, flowers, and fruit — this exquisite writing guide will encourage your self-awareness and confidence as a writer.

Drawing on the metaphor of the fruitfulness of women's bodies, author and poet Gayle Brandeis helps women gain access to their prolific power as the wellspring of great writing. "Give your fruitflesh the chance to express itself," urges Brandeis, "reclaim itself, honor and celebrate itself over and over again, both in your body and on the page. You are your own source of creative renewal."

Each section of this delightful guide begins and ends with a "Fruitflesh Meditation" — an exercise centered on a particular fruit that will inspire, challenge, and provoke you to bring your body into the act of writing, adding a winsome, satisfying dimension to the creative process. Enlightening, witty, groundbreaking, and including many practical lessons, this distinctive approach to writing will take you out of drudgery and into the true source of your creative power.

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"In Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, Gayle Brandeis uses the metaphor of fruit to invite women to write using all of their embodied sensuality....The book is beautifully written, with gorgeous usage of language and metaphor, but its ultimate effect seems abstract despite Brandeis's emphasis on rootedness and embodiment." Publishers Weekly

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"Anyone immersing herself in Fruitflesh is sure to find her writing liberated, and enriched by the many stimulating exercises." Susan Perry, Ph.D., author of Writing in Flow

Synopsis:

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A sumptuous, sensuous writing guide from the author of the award-winning The Book of Dead Birds

About the Author

Gayle Brandeis is an award-winning author and poet whose work has appeared in Salon, HipMama, and numerous other places. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.

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pattykay, November 22, 2008 (view all comments by pattykay)
I have not yet read this book but will soon. Gayle has pulled me in and made me want to read more. I don't always read an entire exerpt but this one I did. I have no doubt I will learn much from reading this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062517241
Subtitle:
Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write
Author:
Brandeis, Gayle
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
106-3
Publication Date:
20020305
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.55x5.86x.87 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS - English 9780062517241 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, Gayle Brandeis uses the metaphor of fruit to invite women to write using all of their embodied sensuality....The book is beautifully written, with gorgeous usage of language and metaphor, but its ultimate effect seems abstract despite Brandeis's emphasis on rootedness and embodiment." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Anyone immersing herself in Fruitflesh is sure to find her writing liberated, and enriched by the many stimulating exercises."
"Synopsis" by , Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A sumptuous, sensuous writing guide from the author of the award-winning The Book of Dead Birds

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