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By Robert Benson

During this masterful combination of the sensible and the non secular, Robert Benson invitations you into the paintings and rewards of a writer’s lifestyles. greater than a primer on potent writing, Dancing at the Head of a Pen is a winsome advisor to where within the center the place the lifetime of the spirit meets the lifetime of art.

Dancing at the Head of a Pen is a natural satisfaction to learn. Encouraging, sincere, useful, and demanding. i wished this book.”
—Melody Carlson, writer of extra two hundred books together with Finding Alice 
“With misleading simplicity and a nearly seductive easiness in his voice, Benson lays open ahead of us the filigreed mystique of the writing existence in all its good looks, its unmitigated angst, and its inescapable vocation.”
—Phyllis Tickle, writer of various books together with The Divine Hours
“Robert Benson’s Dancing at the Head of a Pen is a gem. it really is clever, witty, and inspiring—a trifecta seldom accomplished via a e-book at the writing life.”
—James Scott Bell, bestselling writer of Plot & Structure

After a few 40 years and approximately twenty books, i've got realized i don't find out about loads of issues, yet i know how you can write a e-book. a few of these issues are conduct stolen from different writers, writers much better than i'm. a few are disciplines I stumbled upon to feed either the quality of the writing and the paintings of being a author. a few of them are practices i found alone after years of dancing at the head of a pen.
Robert Benson
The lifetime of the Spirit Meets the lifetime of Art
A compelling mix of recommendation and inspiration, Dancing at the Head of a Pen will problem and inspire writers, artists, musicians, painters—anyone attracted to a lifetime of inventive expression.
Digging deeply into his personal writing behavior, mess ups, and successes, Robert Benson is helping you decide the proper viewers in your paintings, decide to it, and triumph over the hurdles that unavoidably confront either aspiring artists and comprehensive execs.

Extending past the craft of writing, this light ebook strikes right into a wealthy dialogue at the courting among spirituality and artwork. together with knowledge from respected writers previous and current, Dancing at the Head of a Pen is a gorgeous mosaic of concept, sensible support, and a glimpse into the disciplines that form one writer’s existence.

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He situates literary representations of making and consuming popular music in the case of nineteenth-century London music hall in the widest contexts, correlating the local and metropolitan, and the global and the imperial. Ibitson shows how, in Jerome K. Jerome’s 1889 novel and the discourses it parodies, popular music emerges as a complex signifier, a source of salvation, sexuality, and sadness. Moreover, Ibitson argues that the parodic vitality of Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat is informed by the subversive potentials of contemporary popular music.

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