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Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  7 reviews
As writers such as Virginia Woolf, Audre Lorde, and Anais Nin recognized, keeping a journal is a powerful tool of creative expression and self-healing. In A Voice of Her Own - a companion for both new and longtime diarists - Marlene Schiwy shows that journal writing is the ideal way to find one's individual voice, an opportunity for women to explore feelings, intuitions, p ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 27th 1996 by Touchstone
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Em
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The subtitle of this book is ‘Woman and the Journal Writing Journey’, & when I saw it in the stacks I knew it was meant for me. It has inspired so many ideas, for my own journal, that I have kept for over twenty years but unfortunately I haven’t taken the time to write. The appendix in the back is full of great ideas for journal entries . This time of year I always find a tough time finding time to write the days get so jammed up with preparations for Christmas. The other aspect of this book ...more
Hella
In dit boek worden veel gepubliceerde dagboeken geciteerd, er worden ideeën aangereikt om creatiever te schrijven, om dieper te gaan en om jezelf steeds beter te leren kennen (een must voor goed schrijverschap). Om duidelijk te maken hoe het dagboek je van dienst kan zijn in het schrijfproces, citeert Schiwy af en toe uit het dagboek dat ze zelf bijhield tijdens het schrijven van dit boek. Bij elk hoofdstuk staan schrijfveren om dat in praktijk te brengen, en hoewel de methode hier rapid writing ...more
Marianna
Good information. Sometimes gets bogged down in Jungian analysis type stuff which is a little too left field for my taste. The book also starts to repeat itself at the end. The exercises in the appendix are excellent.
Melvie
Dec 06, 2008 rated it liked it
This books is best for it's bibliography, but I liked they way Schiwy delves into *all* the aspects of journal writing and her selections from other journals are spot on. It got me to write in my journal again and that's saying something!
Anne
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the kind of book that actually leaves you wanting to write. It infuses the psychic energy the muses run on. One star off on account of the length, a few other minor complaints.
Mona
Mar 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A prerequisite to writing and publishing your own journals. Very detailed and diverse.
Liaken
Nov 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
A good book about journaling. Sometimes the author gives a little too much of herself, which I find distracting rather than inspiring. But it has good historical context and writing ideas.
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