"Women Who Wrote for Their Lives: The Healing Power of Creative Writing"

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Women Who Wrote for Their Lives
Women Who Wrote for Their Lives
WANAKA, New Zealand - June 17, 2019 - PRLog -- Retired psychiatrist Kenneth Bragan knows how powerful writing can be as a therapeutic tool. He says, "Starting with Janet Frame's remarkable recovery to become a writer of international repute after having spent many years in mental hospitals, I went on to find four other well-known writers who had to keep mental suffering at bay through writing."

His book Women Who Wrote for Their Lives: The Healing Power of Creative Writing was mainly inspired by Frame, the late New Zealand writer who penned novels, poetry, short stories, and her own powerful autobiography.

Born in 1924, Frame passed away in 2004. During her early life, patients with severe mental health issues faced grim treatment. Days before the author was scheduled for a lobotomy, her brain surgery was cancelled when her first book of short stories won a national literary prize.

"[This book] is a stunning exploration of the intersection of mental health and the arts. Author Kenneth Bragan presents a rigorous analysis of the work and lives of five eminent female authors, demonstrating how their creative processes both reflected and helped alleviate the struggles of their mental illnesses. From Frame to Woolf to du Maurier, Bragan argues…that literary history presents us with unique strategies for betterment…allowing agency and expression to guide us therapeutically to a better understanding of the self… [it is] essential reading for anyone looking for a creative approach to betterment." – Charles Asher, reviewer

About the Author: Born in a small coal mining town near Newcastle, England, Kenneth Bragan now resides in New Zealand, "one of earth's most beautiful places."

"This insightful book delves into the therapeutic value that writing can bring to those facing mental health issues. We are very proud to be the publisher." – Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency

WOMEN WHO WROTE FOR THEIR LIVES: THE HEALING POWER OF CREATIVE WRITING (ISBN: 978-1-950015-38-2) is now available for $11.95 and can be ordered through the publisher's website:

www.sbprabooks.com/KennethBragan or at your favorite book seller.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@sbpra.net.

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