Wisconsin Bookwatch: February 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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The Writing/Publishing Shelf
Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal
Loving Healing Press
Diana Raab is a memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and an award-winning author of seven books and over a thousand articles and poems, as well as the editor of two anthologies. In “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life” she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to provide fundamental commentaries about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, Writing for Bliss” will help them to tap into their creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and ultimately understand how published writers have been transformed by the act and consequences of writing. While very highly recommended for personal, professional, community, college, and university library Writing/Publishing collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life” is also available in a paperback edition (978-1615993239, $21.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.95). Also of immense value and now available in Diana Raab’s “Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal” (9781615994274, $19.95, PB, 184pp) which was developed for the seasoned storyteller as well as the emerging author as an interactive journal is designed to be used alone as a self-discovery workbook, or in conjunction with “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life”.
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