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Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009
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Writing as a Stress Release, Nov 6 2009

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This is from a talk delivered in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Nov 6, 2009

This is from a talk delivered in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Nov 6, 2009

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  • 1. Writing As a Stress Release
    Debbie Eisenberg Merion, M.S.W
    essaycoaching.com
    debbiemerion.com
  • 2.
  • 3. Reading List
    Annie Lamott-Bird by Bird
    Julia Cameron-The Right to Write, The Artist’s Way
    Natalie Goldberg-Writing Down the Bones, Thunder and Lighting
  • 4. Writing Down The Bones
  • 5. Two Techniques
    Writing Lists
    Writing Practice
  • 6. Writing Lists
    Three good moments from yesterday
    Three things I’m frustrated about
    Five ways I can reward myself
  • 7. Natalie Goldberg’s Rules of Writing Practice
    Decide how long you'll write (e.g. 5 or 10 minutes)
    Set a timer
    Select a writing prompt
    Don't cross out
    Don't worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar
    Lose control, don't think, don't get logical
    Go for the jugular, anything that is scary or exciting probably has lots of energy
    Feel free to write the worst junk in America
  • 8. General Writing Prompts
    I remember/I don’t remember
    I want to/I don’t want to
    I’m thinking of/I’m not thinking of
  • 9. I remember…
    --a man, (a woman, a child, a teacher)
    --red (blue)
    --a scratchy (or wet) feeling
    --third (or sixth) grade
  • 10.
  • 11. More Specific Writing Prompts
    Give me your morning, breakfast, waking up, walking to the bus stop. Be specific.
    Tell about the quality of light coming in the window.
    Write about swimming, the stars, the most frightened you’ve ever been, the closest you ever felt to God or nature
  • 12. After Writing
    “How did that feel?”
    “Were there any phrases/sentences that really resonate with you?”
    “Would you like to read out loud?”
    “Thank you”
  • 13. Why Write?
    “We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul.”
    –Julia Cameron
  • 14. Debbie Eisenberg Merion
    734-646-5985
    debbiemerion@gmail.com
    debbiemerion.com

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