The ideal writing life

I am a big fan of Virginia Woolf. In my opinion The Waves is one of the top 3 novels ever written. And I am also, as so many of you, very fascinated by her essays, and regard A Room of One’s Own as obligatory reading. I have, until now, considered Woolf’s advice on the importance…

Writing as a Way of Healing (part 2)

Further notes on reading  Writing as a Way of Healing:How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo In chapter five of her book “The Healing Power of the Writing Process” DeSalvo writes about how studying Japanese ideas about writing gave her another vision of creativity, different from the ones dominating in the West. By studying Japanese…

Writing as a Way of Healing

I do not believe in quick-fixes, especially not in the field of writing … or personal development. Actually, I have spent most of my time developing & nurturing a rather darker outlook on life. I guess this, my own skepticism verging on grumpiness, is the reason why I was taken by surprise by Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing:…