[Epub] ➝ Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits By Samara O'Shea – 1sm.info

Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits Keeping A Journal Is Easy Keeping A Life Altering, Soul Enlightening Journal, However, Is Not At Its Best, Journaling Can Be Among The Most Transformative Of Experiences, But You Can Only Get There By Learning How To Express Yourself Fully And Openly Enter Samara O Shea O Shea Charmed Readers With Her Elegant And Witty For The Love Of Letters Now, In Note To Self, She S Back To Guide Us Through The Fun, Effective, And Revelatory Process Of Journaling Along The Way, Selections From O Shea S Own Journals Demonstrate What A Journal Should Be A Tool To Access Inner Strengths, Uncover Unknown Passions, Face Uncertain Realities, And Get To The Center Of Self To Help Create An Effective Journal, O Shea Provides Multiple Suggestions And Exercises, Including Write In A Stream Of Consciousness Forget Everything You Ever Learned About Writing And Just Write Let It All Out The Good, Bad, Mad, Angry, Boring, And Ugly Ask Yourself Questions What Do I Want To Change About Myself What Would I Never Change About Myself Copy Quotes Other People S Words Can Help You Figure Out Where You Are In Life, Or Where You D Like To Be It Takes Time Don T Lose Faith If You Don T Immediately Feel Better After Writing In Your Journal Think Of Each Entry As Part Of A Collection That Will Eventually Reveal Its Meaning To You O Shea S Own Journal Entries Reveal Alternately Moving, Edgy, And Hilarious Stories From Throughout Her Life, As She Hits The Party Scene In New York, Poses Naked As An Aspiring Model, Stands By As Her Boyfriend Discovers An Infidelity By You Guessed It Reading Her Journal, And There Are Also Fascinating Journal Entries Of Notorious Diarists, Such As John Wilkes Booth, Anais Nin, And Sylvia Plath P A Tribute To The Healing And Reflective Power Of The Written Word, Note To Self Demonstrates That Sometimes Being Completely Honest With Yourself Is The Most Dangerous And Rewarding Pursuit Of All

About the Author: Samara O'Shea

I ve written two books paying homage to the written word and its healing powers My third book offers inspiration and guidance to those suffering unrequited love All of my books are a melting pot of personal stories, history, pop culture, literature and advice In addition to the books, my work has also appeared in Woman s Day, Country Living, Marie Claire, and The Huffington Post I have a master s degree in social work and am preparing to take my clinical license test in 2020 Also, as 2020 begins, I have started work on my next book proposal working title on my blog.

10 thoughts on “Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits

  1. says:

    So as a devoted journal writer I knew the moment I spotted it on the library shelf that I would be really annoyed by what it had to say Chalk it up to morbid curiosity, and now I almost feel bad rating this book because it was just what I expected but I made the decision to go ahead and read it anyway So I ll be charitable and say that I m not at all part of the target audience for th

  2. says:

    i wanted to like this book i have been keeping diaries since i was about five i enjoy reading published diaries from famous diarists i actually kind of enjoy weird self help style books, especially when they are about finding yourself through writing even though they are all so repetitive, i pretty much never actually learn anything from them but this was not what i expected.the author is abou

  3. says:

    I bought the Kindle version of this book because it s only 3.95 I thought it would read like many other books on journaling, but it turned out to be better than I thought O Shea takes journal writing pretty seriously, but her book is not just about using the journaling for spiritual and healing purposes It sabout using the journal as your personal friend, your mental processor, and your personal confes

  4. says:

    Only made it to page 32 before I gave up It just felt obnoxiously self absorbed to me, in a way I couldn t relate to at all.

  5. says:

    O Shea takes the topic of journaling and creates a hybrid memoir textbook ish book The essential thesis is that journaling honestly can be a kind of self therapy It can help you learn from your mistakes, to set goals, and to evaluate where you are now The book is divided topically into sections like Romance on Record, Hearts that Hurt, While You Were Sleeping, and A Day in the Life There s even a section on blogging as

  6. says:

    Note to SelfWith the disappointment from Melissa Burch s book put aside, I was a little wary of picking up this book Maybe the reception of this book wasfavorable due to its comparison with the former, but unlike Melissa Burch s book which boasts of how she wrote all these great books by these four fabulous methods of journal writing, Samara O Shea s book doesn t give you the magic formula for journal writing and tells the reade

  7. says:

    I have kept journals and diaries on and off my whole life, so when I saw this little volume at my local library I decided to see what it had to say In the end it didn t have much to say to me, though a younger reader might find it useful There are some quotes I liked, like this one We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection Anais Nin I liked that, and I was interested in her comments on other writers who also kept j

  8. says:

    Great book loaded with plenty of advice on journal writing I enjoy her style of writing as well so that helps.

  9. says:

    A young woman s thoughts on the how s and why s of keeping a journal or diary, with thoughts and examples.I read this because I always had trouble keeping a journal and wanted to see how it was done by someone who finds it a rewarding experience The tips and tricks probably could have been boiled down to a blog post Most of the book was taken up with examples from her personal journals and her reminiscing about her life, explaining the context of those ex

  10. says:

    Throughout my affair with this book, I found myself tripping over poignance, clarity, and refreshing honesty at every turn Samara O Shea brings to life the venture of journal authorship to anyone willing to sit down with a cup of coffee and listen I picked up this and a few other writing books at the library after making a calculated decision to develop my own writing This volume may very well have made it into my list of the most inspiring and motivating books I

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *