You could pray, or meditate, or dream, or visit a shaman, or a minister, or a hypnotherapist. With so many routes into inner consciousness, why write? Of all the ways to get in touch with God, as you understand God... to hear the small, still voice pointing you in the right direction... why take the time to write? One reason: it works.
Write Yourself is a complete introduction to facilitating creative writing for therapy or personal development, both with individuals and groups. Clear and practical, and with a strong theoretical base, it is also an essential handbook for individuals embarking on their own personal writing journeys.
Works of art cause us to contemplate our human condition with unending fascination. They take us into another dimension, a dimension in which our understanding of the world we live in becomes richer, and our appreciation, even awe, of the power of a human hand to craft such a work, grows. In this way, the works of Leonardo, Ibsen, and Mozart enrich our understanding of the world in which we function. The techniques required to create works of art are neither difficult to grasp, nor difficult to use. They simply take time, thoughtfulness and a willingness to experiment (rewrite) to see which are most useful.
Provides simple and flexible, yet provocative, writing ideas that can be used with all levels of writers. These prompts are not the typical one-line story starters or formulaic fill-in the blank activities, but are designed to lead to substantive, meaningful writing and foster reflection on a variety of relevant and thought-provoking topics. Included with each prompt are carefully chosen mentor texts that model the possible shapes and forms writing might take and stimulate individual reflection and writing.
In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres--literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction--discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love.
Directed primarily at fiction writers but suitable for writers of all genres, John McNally's guide is a comprehensive, take-no-prisoners blunt, highly idiosyncratic, and delightfully subjective take on the writing life.