My Favorites ....

Cohen, Barbara and Taylor, Louise, Woman's Best Friend: A Celebration of Dogs and Their Women, (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1996). (Lulu, Bert and I are on pages 76-77.)

Goldberg, Natalie, Writing Down the Bones (New York: Shambhala, 1986).

_____, Wild Mind, (New York: Bantam Books, 1990).

_____, Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up In America (New York: Bantam Books, 1993).

Lamott, Anne, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (New York: Anchor Books/ Doubleday, 1994).

Safransky, Sy, Four in the Morning (Chapel Hill, NC: The Sun Publishing Company, 1993).

_____ (Editor), The Sun (Chapel Hill, NC: The Sun Publishing Company, monthly)

Getting Started ...

Aronie, Nancy Slonim, Writing from the Heart:Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice ((New York: Hyperion, 1998).

Snow, Kimberley, Writing Yourself Home: A Woman's Guided Journey of Self Discovery (Berkeley: Conari Press, 1992).

Fox, John, Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995).

Keeping a Journal ...

Baldwin, Christina, Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest (New York: Bantam Books 1991).

Broyles, Anne, Journaling:A Spirit Journey (Nashville: The Upper Room,1988).

Hinchman, Hannah, A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal As A Path To Place (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998).

Johnson, Alexandra, The Hidden Writer: Diaries and the Creative Life (New York: Doubleday, 1997).

Offner, Rose. Journal To The Soul: The Art of Sacred Journal Keeping (Salt Lake City: Gibbs- Smith Publisher, 1996).

Memoirs and Family History (not genealogy)

Akeret, Robert & Klein, Daniel. Family Tales, Family Wisdom: How To Gather The Stories of A Lifetime and Share Them With Your Family ((New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1991).

Barrington, Judith. Writing The Memoir: From Truth to Art (Portland, OR: The Eighth Mountain Press, 1997).

Ledoux, Denis. Turning Memories into Memoirs: A Handbook for Writing Lifestories (Lisbon Falls, ME: Soleil Press, 1993).

Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman & Miller, Ron. From Age-ing to Sage-ing (to order this and other excellent resources, contact: Spiritual Eldering Institute, 970 Aurora Avenue, Boulder, CO).

Creativity ...

Cameron, Julia. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity ((New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1992).

Ealy, C. Diane. The Woman's Book of Creativity (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 1995).

Rico, Gabriele. Pain and Possibility: Writing Your Way Through Personal Crisis ((New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1991).

Affirmations and Attitude-Builders ...

Cameron, Julia. Heart Steps: Prayers and Declarations for a Creative Life ((New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1997).

Carlson, Richard. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff ((New York: Hyperion, 1997).

Goldberg, Bonni. Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer's Life ((New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1996).

Killien, Christi and Bender, Sheila. Writing In A Convertible With The Top Down: A Unique Guide for Writers ((New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1992).

Lipsett, Suzanne. Surviving A Writer's Life (San Fransisco: Harper Books, 1994).

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