Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction

Jessica Lourey

$18.95 P, 978-0-7387--4921-1
Conari Press

It was her husband’s suicide that caused Jessica Lourey to recognize that a standard
fiction writer’s tool is also a powerful transformative healing modality.
Transforming traumatic fact to fiction grants the writer perspective and an opportunity
to view events with more objectivity so that they can distill the therapeutic benefits
by reviewing the situation as a third person. In two perfectly-honed pages in the
Introduction which describe the immediate aftermath of her husband’s death, she
tells us everything we need to know about her credibility as a teacher of creative
writing in service to personal transformation. (She describes a moment when she
was reduced to near helplessness and manages to let readers know that she is about
to salvage treasure from the jaws of defeat.) Each chapter of this powerful book
begins with several really great quotes from in-the-trenches writers. It is also filled
with innovative exercises that teach readers how to tap into the creative wells deep
within themselves. This is one of the new genre of books which are moving self-help
into the realm of miracles.

June 28, 2017
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