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Journalling Reading List

Here are a few resources to do with journalling and the writing process.

Rooke, C (Ed). (2006). Writing life: Celebrated Canadian and international authors on writing and life. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.

Plimpton, G (Ed). (1989). The writer’s chapbook: A compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century’s preeminent writers. New York: Penguin Books.

Baldwin, C. (1991a). Life’s companion: Journal writing as a spiritual quest. New York: Bantam Books.

Baldwin, C. (1991b). One to one: Self-understanding through journal writing. New York: M. Evans & Company.

Bateson, M. (1990). Composing a life. New York: Plume.

Cameron, J. (2002). The artist’s way: A spiritual path to greater creativity. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

Cameron, J. (1998). The right to write: An invitation and initiation into the writing life. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding flow: The psychology of engagement with everyday life. New York: Basic Books.

Field, J. (1981). A life of one’s own. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

Goldberg, N. (1986). Writing down the bones: Freeing the writer within. Boston: Shambhala.

Heilbrun, C. (1988). Writing a woman’s life. New York: Ballantine Books.

King, S. (2000). On writing: A memoir of the craft. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Progoff, I. (1992). At a journal workshop: Writing to access the power of the unconscious and evoke creative ability. New York: Penguin Putnam.

Rainer, T. (1978). The new diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.

Rainer, T. (1998). Your life as story: Discovering the “New Autobiography” and writing memoir as literature. New York: Jeremy P.Tarcher/Putnam.

Richardson, L. (1997). Fields of play: Constructing an academic life. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Smith, F. (1982). Writing and the writer. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

White, M., & Epston, D. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. New York: W. W. Norton.

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