Creative Journal Writing: The Art and Heart of Reflection by Stephanie Dowrick

By Stephanie Dowrick

The definitive consultant to conserving a magazine as non secular perform and for private growth.

'We don't write so as to be understood; we write to be able to understand.' - C. Day Lewis

Journal writing is without doubt one of the strongest and simply obtainable instruments we need to heal, extend and rework our lives.

In this quite confident and inspiring booklet, Stephanie Dowrick frees the magazine author she believes is in nearly every person, exhibiting via tales and examples real feel of probability might be revived on each page.

Creative magazine writing is going means past recording occasions. it may be the spouse that helps yet doesn't pass judgement on, a spot of remarkable discovery and an inventive playground the place the typical ideas now not count.

Combining a wealthy number of principles with really good tales, rates and her refreshingly intimate ideas received via a life of writing, Stephanie's insights and self assurance make magazine writing impossible to resist - and your individual existence extra enchanting.

Stephanie Dowrick is the writer of a few life-changing bestsellers, together with Choosing Happiness, Intimacy and Solitude, Forgiveness and different Acts of Love, and The common Heart. She has been a columnist for Good Weekend journal considering the fact that 2001 and is a customary visitor on ABC Radio. She provides public talks and conducts retreats and workshops on quite a few non secular, mental and moral concerns whereas carrying on with to put in writing. Born in New Zealand, she lived in London for a few years the place in 1987 she based The Women's Press publishing condo. She has lived in Sydney on the grounds that 1983 and is the mum of 2 grownup childrens.

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I once dated a guy who drank coffee and alcohol at the same time. What a prince. Bad breath, limp dick, and wouldn't go to sleep. —Kris McGaha Many comics use humor based upon deviance from the sexual norm. You know you're gay when you bend over and see four balls. —Garry Shandling Women are also intrigued by ribald humor about sexual activity, because they're as sexually insecure as men about performance and satisfaction. I'm just a huge fan of the penis, and they're all different—like snowflakes.

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Freshmen ridicule upperclassmen but have little interest in writing humor about their younger brothers or sisters. Faculty spend very little effort on humor directed at students and much more on material satirizing the administration. In the military echelons of command, noncoms gripe about junior commis¬ sioned officers, who ridicule the major support staff, who in turn snicker about the general's idiosyncrasies, until—so the story goes—General MacArthur's wife once asked him to convert to a religion in which he no longer believed he was God.

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