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Writing to reveal the inner self--the pilgrimage into one's spiritual and/or religious nature--is a primary calling. In his book-length essay Spirituality and the Writer, Larson surveys the literary insights of authors old and new who have shaped religious autobiography and spiritual memoir--from Augustine to Thomas Merton, from Peter Matthiessen to Cheryl Strayed.
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.
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.
The use of creative writing as a route to personal or professional development is a powerful therapeutic tool, yet often the most difficult part is knowing how and where to begin. Seventy contributors from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances explain how they came to write a particular piece and why, how they found ways of transforming their experience into writing, and how it was beneficial to them.