Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

What I Lost and What I Gained by Revising a Major Story

personal narrative, writing to heal, illness, chronic fatigue syndrome

At some point, many of us have had to change a thread in a story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Sometimes that thread is part of a major story in our life. What’s lost and what’s gained in the process?

5 Steps to Finding a Textbook Publisher

psychology, writing, growing stories, anger, depression

Let’s say you have a compelling idea for a psychological textbook. But how do you find a publisher? It’s a bit of luck plus a lot of organization and research. Here’s what I suggest…

The Miracle of Story

personal narrative, growing stories

Story is an integral part of the way we think and feel and live. It applies equally to a book, a play, a therapeutic story, or a personal narrative. Story in the form of personal narrative “works miracles.” It gives us a glimpse into our world as we perceive and experience it.

Writing is Hard Work

psychology writing, writing to heal, communicating and the brain

Hemingway’s words especially apply to those writing on a complex topic like psychology. Issues can range widely, from depression and suicide to anger and PTSD, bipolar disorder, and substance dependency.

Psychology Wordsmith

psychology, writing, growing stories, anger, depression

Each story is for an audience of one – the person struggling with ADHD, grief, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or any number of other issues. It provides a metaphor of the person’s life and is one tool in healing.