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Writing it Out

Self-Awareness and Self-Help Through Journaling

“It’s for this, partly, that I write.  How can I know what I think unless I see what I write?  My writing is the submarine or spaceship which takes me to the unknown worlds within my head.  And the adventure is endless and inexhaustible.”

-Erica Jong

Take a journey to yourself!

Writing It Out helps readers use the vehicle of writing to find their true voice, access and express their feelings, tap their unconscious, and better understand their behaviors. Part One teaches the basics of journal-keeping, such as how, when and where to write; how to move past writer’s block; and ways to “read yourself,” or gain insight from what you’ve written.

Part Two offers three phases of writing exercises which include specific techniques such as letters, lists, behavior logs, point-of-view, and freewriting. Creative prompts like, “Things That Haunt Me,” “A Graph of Yourself,” and “Family Portrait,” provide the tools to get you started filling in the blank page.

Finally, guidelines for interpreting your writing for each directed exercise are offered for further self-exploration.

(Out of print; limited availability)

Praise for the workshop, “Writing It Out: Self-Awareness and Self-Help Through Journaling” . . .

“Thank you for sharing your expertise for journaling. I have never had two hours go by so quickly. Your information and exercises were wonderful. The audience and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”

-Jane Connors-Geddes, adult program coordinator, Antioch Public Library District