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Links and Resources for Writers

Get to know me:
Enjoy this interview with Susan by author and journal therapy pioneer Kathleen Adams on her WIsdom Radio program, Journaling For a Better Life:

My favorite books:

On Writing
Writing and Being – G. Lynn Nelson
Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg
The Muses Among Us – Kim Stafford

How to keep a journal
Journal to the Self – Kathleen Adams
Scribing the Soul – Kathleen Adams
The New Diary – Tristine Rainer
Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest – Christina Baldwin

Writing to Heal
Writing to Heal -  James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D.
Writing for Your Life – Deena Metzger
Voice of Her Own – Marlene A. Schiwy
Writing As A Way of Healing – Louise DeSalvo

On Writing Poetry
The Poetry Home Repair Manual – Ted Kooser
The Language of Life – Bill Moyers
Finding What You Didn’t Lose – John Fox
Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words- Susan Wooldridge

Storycatcher - Christina Baldwin
The New Autobiography - Tristine Rainer
Legacy -Linda Spence

Mary Oliver
William Stafford
Denise Levertov
Naomi Shihab Nye
Rumi – translations by Coleman Barks
Billy Collins
Ruth Gendler – The Book of Qualities

Useful web site links: – website for author Kathleen Adams with writing prompts and a monthly poem to get you thinking. – poetry site established by poet laureate Billy Collins with 180 poems to be read one a day in the public school system. Great poems, changing frequently; great idea to take to your school board. – website for Christina Baldwin’s process of connecting with others through story. -  website for Writer Magazine – if you don’t subscribe to it, you should! likewise for the poetry magazine – great interviews, good classified section for where to submit poetry, etc. – John Fox’s site for poetry. Some fun exercises based on his book Finding What You Didn’t Lose

Affiliations: – Steamboat Springs Writers Group – National Association for Poetry Therapy – National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy – Coach U Therapeutic Writing Institute