From the #1 creativity publisher in the country comes our latest creativity bestseller, Creative Journal Writing, the ultimate book for those who are looking to use this powerful tool to heal, expand, and transform their lives.
In this exceptionally positive and encouraging book, Dr Stephanie Dowrick frees the journal writer she believes is in virtually everyone, showing through stories and highly engaging examples that a genuine sense of possibility can be revived on every page.
Creative journal writing goes way beyond just recording events on paper. Without needing any rigid formula to gain success, it is the companion that supports but does not judge. It can be a place of unparalleled discovery and a creative playground where the everyday rules no longer count. Proven benefits of journal writing include reduced stress and anxiety, increased self-awareness, sharpened mental skills, genuine psychological insight, creative inspiration and motivation, strengthened ability to cope during difficult times, and overall physical and emotional well-being.
Combining a rich choice of ideas with wonderful stories, quotes, and her refreshingly intimate thoughts gained through a lifetime of professional and creative writing, Dowrick's insights and confidence in the process make journal writing irresistible. She also makes your own experiences and life far more enchanting. Included in Creative Journal Writing are:
True stories of how people have used journal writing to transform their lives;
· inspirational instructions, guidelines, and quotes; · key principles, practical suggestions, and helpful hints; · 125 starter topics, designed to help even the most reluctant journal writer; · more than forty powerful exercises; · and much more!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As an editor I get tired of asking my authors to practise their writing. Some like to play the victim, `But I don't have the talent. It just doesn't come easy.' And I have to remind them: even the writing of seasoned writers doesn't always come easy. As with any skill people have to practise. In my mind there's no such thing as a natural-born writer. Or if there is, it's only because they've written thousands of pages, and they now finally write with ease.
Many of my would-be writers purchase books about publishing. They favour titles such as How to Get Published or How to Get off the Slush Pile. As an editor and writing teacher I never suggest such books. For good reason.
This is because getting published to me is like coming to the end of a very long road. You have to get bindies in your feet and collect experience along the way, before you get to your destination. And to state the bleeding obvious, to be a writer you have to write. And you have to write a lot...
I will have to admit that I am a much better reader than I am a writer. Reading has always been my love. I have tried to keep a journal, but have never been very good at following through with it. This book may be my turning point.
Stephanie Dowrick has put together a book that will help even the most reluctant journaler, like me. She divides the book into 5 parts: Getting Started, Free to be Creative, Writing the Facts, Your Life in Your Journal, and Putting it all Together. Throughout the book are excerpts from other journals, so that you can really see what it is she is talking about. It's one thing to read about it, but another to see a real-life example. Also scattered throughout the book are timely writing quotes.
At the very beginning of the book is a half page note from Stephanie titled, How to use this book. I think it's pertinent to share with you.
"One of the essential ingredients of creative journal writing is freedom: freedom from...
Writing should be at least as pleasurable as reading and yet for so many people it isn't. This is a book that seems set to bring back some of the joy in writing that many would-be everyday writers have lost. It is filled with stories, exercises, writing games, humor and insight across all the many areas of journal writing. It is particularly strong on how to write "freely" in ways that I know would help other kinds of writing - creative and "workplace". The author has taught writing and worked in publishing for many years and is a successful writer herself. She is confident that virtually everyone can learn to write more expressively. Given how stuck, forced or dried up many would-be writers feel out here in the real world, these liberating writing techniques are essential to what most us seem to want to discover. This book is about finding "your own voice"- and trusting it.
Creativity = freedom in these pages. More important to my mind is that it is journal writing in...
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