Thorncraft Publishing is the home of great stories, the ones that make you think more about the world where you live, the ones that cause you to reflect on our history, that inspire you with powerful characters and settings, the ones that call you to change your life, and that encourage us to continue telling our stories.
We publish the work of women authors in fiction. We also publish the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance® which features poetry, nonfiction, and fiction by all genders. At Thorncraft Publishing, we're trying to create a positive impact and promote positive changes within our community, so we publish the community brochure, The Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail. We've organized many literary events in books, theatre, and more.
Visit the individual pages for our authors and books. Read some of our stories and let us know what you enjoyed, what caused you to think in a different way, and what you'd like to read from us in the future. Give our books a review on bookseller sites and on Goodreads. We love hearing from our readers!
We invite you to celebrate with us as we release Volume 3 of our yoga book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Relationships. READ MORE HERE
Nikki Martin's second book in the Awake While Dreaming Series is scheduled for Summer 2021. THE BEGINNING'S END will reveal more of the live...
Ariel Bowlin is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor in Tucson, Arizona. She was born and raised in the Seattle area where she graduated with a Bachelor's in Spanish from Western Washington University.
It was while teaching Spanish and working as an interpreter that chronic injuries led her to practice and teach Yoga and Pilates. She loves to read, hike, and practice Yoga outdoors.
Find her on Instagram as @arielbowlin
Each week, we will feature a new contributor to BreatheYourOMBalance®: Yoga and Relationships, Volume 3 of our yoga book. Volume three is introduced by Sarah Michelle, and she is joined by people of all genders for a compilation of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that explores how our yoga practice changes and challenges, supports and heals our relationships.
Each week, we'll give you a new writing prompt here on our home page. Our past writing prompts, over 100 of them, are located at The Nudge. They'll be catalogued from the home page to The Nudge page every week but will not contain our special edition prompts. You can sign up to receive special writing prompts in our newsletter below.
Artistic Inspiration: The Mountain
You could discuss the ways that the dirt and rock on a mountain shift and change, creating a moving landscape where there is the idea of stability. The Mountain is symbolic of strength. Maybe you use this typical symbolism of the mountain in your story.
Also, consider writing about the vulnerability of the mountain, places where it is fragile. Or, write about the life on the mountain that is fragile.
You might also write about the extreme highs and lows discovered on the mountain. The height of the peak in the sky and clouds. The depths of the ravines in the dark and watery places.
Use those changing views to symbolize more about your characters--one place on the mountain might provide a lookout over an expansive vista, where she feels freedom, while another location on the mountain blocks the character's view. She might feel protected, or she might feel trapped by this limitation on the mountain.
You might also approach this topic by using humor. Write about a time when you were on a mountain, and it was not what you expected it to be.
Examples in nonfiction are Cheryl Strayed's memoir, WILD, and Bill Bryson's A WALK IN THE WOODS.
In art, check out paintings by Zen Buddhists that feature mountain landscapes. These images can be helpful when writing in a minimalist style.
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