How to heal through life writing. To cope with your trauma and heal from feelings of isolation, uncertainty, depression and loss of control, I suggest you try writing about your life too.
You needn’t launch into a full-length memoir if you haven’t attempted the genre before; instead, you might like to start with short fragments in the form of a personal essay. Later, you can string them together thematically or chronologically to make a full-length memoir. If not, you would still have written the one essay that will stand on its own. Each step in the process, listed below, will teach you key skills. By applying these skills to your life, you can own your trauma. Step 1: Identify a topic (skill: learning acceptance) The first step in writing a personal essay or memoir is to identify a single topic or theme around which the narrative can be woven. From this acceptance comes the ability to overcome, one step at a time. Step 2: Develop the topic (skill: gaining metacognition and awareness through reflection)
How to Remember What You Read. “I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is it that some people seem to be able to read a book once and remember every detail of it for life, while others struggle to recall even the title a few days after putting down a book? The answer is simple but not easy.
It's not what they read. It's how they read. There is another difference between these two types of readers: The quantity of reading affects them differently. The more that active readers read, the better they get. Think back to the books you studied in school. Having a deliberate strategy for anything we spend a lot of time on is a sensible approach.
For us to get the most out of each book we read, it is vital to have a plan for recording, reflecting on, and putting into use the conclusions we draw from the information we consume. First, let's clear up some common misconceptions about reading. Quality matters more than quantity. Hemingway Editor. Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever. 10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them - without bullshit. Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software. Fiction writing softwate. Writing-the-Fiction-Series-worksheets-1. Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers. For those who have asked and those who may, this collection of links for writers, researchers and the terminally curious is not, was never intended to be, and will never be the all-inclusive stash of every possible link fitting our slapdash criteria for what belongs here.
We select sites with some consideration and thought for usefulness, depth, interest and je ne sais quoi and we try not to offer fifty different links to "manuscript submission. " Sometimes we find a really cool site on a subject we already cover and mull over which link to keep and which to set free, sometimes we keep both and add a third. We lean toward linking to cool sites maintained by people we've met in the ether, but don't use a friend's site if there's a better site elsewhere. We don't link to just anybody and seldom link to commercial sites such as "Learn to Write in Five Days" or "We Will Publish Your Book" unless there is some -- no, make that a lot of -- free, useful content. Feel free to suggest links. Literature and Latte - Scrivener Tutorial Videos.
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