Writing your life story can be profitable and healing

Writing Reflections releases new e-book "Profit From Your Past: Crafting Publishable Literature Using Reflective Writing Therapy."
Spread the Word
Listed Under

Personal Essay
Life Writing
Publish Your Writing
Writing How To


Oak Park - Illinois - US

June 1, 2010 - PRLog -- OAK PARK, Ill. – “I should write a book about my life,” is a common statement aspiring memoirists declare amongst friends at social gatherings. Unfortunately, a very small minority of them actually venture to do so. According to the new e-book, “Profit From Your Past: Crafting Publishable Literature Using Reflective Writing Therapy,” the main reason people never start–let alone complete–their life stories is due to fear.

“To tell your life story in a compelling manner, you must be completely open and honest in your writing,” explained author Chaundra McGill. “First, you must honestly face your past experiences and then you must be willing to share this with the world. Many people simply find this too intimidating.”

“Profit From Your Past” helps people begin the life writing process. First, the writer must reflect upon previous experiences and find the valuable lessons in these experiences. This reflection allows the writer to do two things: first, face their life honestly, which has a healing effect; and second, find the moral of the story, which will be the foundation of their literature.

The next step for the aspiring writer is to decide which content will make great literature, but would not mind seeing in print. “Many writers bristle at the thought of divulging information that may be embarrassing or taboo, but they are underestimating the healing qualities of sharing their stories,” explained McGill. “Telling your story to the world can offer writers an emotional release and provide inspiration for others.”

Inspiration and healing are usually not the top motivators for writers, the fame and fortune garnered by established novelists is. While only a small percentage of aspiring memoirists will ever get the backing of a large publishing house, there are other outlets for writers other than a traditional print book. “Profit From Your Past” explains the alterative writing forms that life writers can author.

“Let’s face it, today it is harder to get a publishing deal than ever before,” explained McGill. “Between the decline of the print publishing industry to the decreased attention span of readers, traditional book publishing may not be the most practical outlet for most writers. The Internet provides the perfect platform for shorter form e-books and personal essays, while exposing writers to a large readership base.”

“Profit From Your Past: Crafting Publishable Literature Using Reflective Writing Therapy” is the second e-book published by Writing Reflections, an online publishing company that develops books and workshops that teaches their clients to be better writers as well as better people. “Profit From Your Past” is the companion book to “$1 Therapy: Achieving Emotional Well-Being Using Reflective Writing Therapy.”

For more information about Profit From Your Past, visit www.WritingReflections.com/learning-experiences/profit.php

For more information about Writing Reflections, visit www.WritingReflections.com.

# # #

Writing Reflections is an online publishing company that develops products to help our customers become not only better writers but better people. Writing Reflections develops e-books, workshops, seminars and provides coaching services showing people how to use writing as a form of self-help, then help them to transform their journal entries into publishable literature. For more information, visit www.WritingReflections.com.
Source:Chaundra McGill
Email:***@writingreflections.com Email Verified
Tags:Writing, Memoir, Personal Essay, Journaling, Life Writing, Publish Your Writing, Writing How To
Industry:Arts, Books, Literature
Location:Oak Park - Illinois - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share