Writing Through the Darkness

"A guide to using creative writing methods to ease the symptoms of depression, from the founder of a Stanford University creative writing course for people with mood disorders"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781587613197

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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"A guide to using creative writing methods to ease the symptoms of depression, from the founder of a Stanford University creative writing course for people with mood disorders"--Provided by publisher.

Writing Into the Dark How to Write a Novel Without an Outline

With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline.

Author: Dean Wesley Smith

Publisher: Wmg Publishing

ISBN: 1561466336

Category: Reference

Page: 118

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With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer's Guide, Dean takes you step-by-step through the process of writing without an outline and explains why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing. Want to enjoy your writing more and entertain yourself? Then toss away your outline and Write into the Dark.

Writing in the Dark

Suitable for classroom use, intensive study, and bedside reading, this essential manual will appeal to new authors at the beginning of their career as well as veterans of the horror genre who want to brush up on their technique.

Author: Tim Waggoner

Publisher: Guide Dog Books

ISBN: 1947879197

Category:

Page: 236

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In this comprehensive textbook devoted to the craft of writing horror fiction, award-winning author Tim Waggoner draws on thirty years' experience as a writer and teacher. Writing in the Dark offers advice, guidance, and insights on how to compose horror stories and novels that are original, frightening, entertaining, and well-written. Waggoner covers a wide range of topics, among them why horror matters, building viable monsters, generating ideas and plotlines, how to stylize narratives in compelling ways, the physiology of fear, the art of suspense, avoiding clichés, marketing your horror writing, and much more. Each chapter includes tips from some of the best horror professionals working today, such as Joe Hill, Ellen Datlow, Joe R. Lansdale, Maurice Broaddus, Yvette Tan, Thomas Ligotti, Jonathan Maberry, Edward Lee, and John Shirley. There are also appendices with critical reflections, pointers on the writing process, ideas for characters and story arcs, and material for further research. Writing in the Dark derives from Waggoner's longtime blog of the same name. Suitable for classroom use, intensive study, and bedside reading, this essential manual will appeal to new authors at the beginning of their career as well as veterans of the horror genre who want to brush up on their technique.

Dreaming Through Darkness

This book will show you how to fearlessly embrace your shadow side in both your dreams and daily life, thereby manifesting the awakened power of your full potential.

Author: Charlie Morley

Publisher: Hay House UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781807354

Category: Creative ability

Page: 288

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The shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears and our wounds, but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents. The shadow is not bad in fact it is the source of our creativity and power but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached. Using practical exercises sourced from lucid dreaming and dream-work, Tibetan Buddhism and mindfulness meditation, this book explores how to: transform the dark and light shadow side, meet the shadow through your dreams, unlock your creativity and transform nightmares through lucid dreaming. This book will show you how to fearlessly embrace your shadow side in both your dreams and daily life, thereby manifesting the awakened power of your full potential.

Companion Through The Darkness

The book can be opened at any point to chapters no more than a few pages long on such themes as: Abandonment: The sudden state I am forced into. I no longer belong to you. I no longer belong to anyone.

Author: Stephanie Ericsson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060969745

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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As a result of her own experience with many kind of loss, Stephanie Ericsson offers an intimate, profoundly touching guide for those in grief, legitimizing the complex and often taboo emotions we all feel when loss transforms our lives. In Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson defines grief as "the constant reawakening that things are now different." Using a very simple format -- which combines excerpts from her own diary writings with brief essays -- she vividly speaks the language of loss and captures the contradictory, wrenching, and chaotic emotions of grief. The book can be opened at any point to chapters no more than a few pages long on such themes as: Abandonment: The sudden state I am forced into. I no longer belong to you. I no longer belong to anyone. Rage: The state I use to survive seemingly moments of intolerable pain. Humor: The backside of agony. Pity: The look on people's faces when they haven't a clue what to say to me. Transition: The moments, strung out over months, when I know I am no longer the woman I was, but not quite the woman I am becoming. The result is compelling, intimate, and heartbreakingly truthful -- a book that promises to be enormously sought-after support and touchstone for all those making their own journey through grief.

Writing in the Dark

In the darkness, the sounds seemed surreal, almost frightening. As he slowly moved along through the hallways, he detected the soft scurrying of nocturnal ...

Author: Daniel Parks

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329047532

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

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Altmon Judd, a failed writer of fiction tries to come up with a unique way of writing a novel. In the process, he learns lessons about life and death that he never understood before. This tale may touch your heart and find meaning in your life as well.

An Echo in the Darkness

From Francine Rivers comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment in of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman ...

Author: Francine Rivers

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414340907

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Book 2 in the 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. From Francine Rivers comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment in of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman aristocrat who claims her heart. Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of first-century Rome and discovers an ability to heal others through the power of her faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death, to help her former tormentor in the Christian tradition? Continuing to search for meaning and faith, Marcus turns away from the opulence of Rome, led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. Includes discussion questions suitable for individual use or group discussions. “Francine unlocks the longing in each one of us to connect to God in a deeper, life-changing way. No one reading her books will ever be the same again.” —Debbie Macomber “As we ‘watch’ Hadassah and Atretes struggle through first-century trials, we learn how to handle similar situations in the twenty-first century. The ‘costumes’ may vary, but our Lord does not change.” —Angela Hunt “Francine redefined Christian fiction—honest, unflinching, powerful, life-changing—demonstrating why storytelling is the most effective way to communicate God’s truth. Every Christian novelist writing today owes a debt of gratitude to Francine Rivers for lighting the way.” —Liz Curtis Higgs “Francine Rivers writes from her heart to touch the hearts of her readers. Her books are essential reading for all who love Christian fiction.” —Bodie Thoene “Francine Rivers puts readers right into the history of the moment.” —Romantic Times

Walk Through Darkness

Following up on his award-winning debut, Gabriel’s Story, David Anthony Durham presents another riveting tale, a brilliantly drawn portrait of America before the Civil War, and a provocative meditation on racial identity, freedom and ...

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307561046

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When he learns that his pregnant wife has been spirited off to a distant city, William responds as any man might—he drops everything to pursue her. But as a fugitive slave in Antebellum America, he must run a terrifying gauntlet, eluding the many who would re-enslave him while learning to trust the few who dare to aid him on his quest. Among those hunting William is Morrison, a Scot who as a young man fled the miseries of his homeland only to discover even more brutal realities in the New World. Bearing many scars, including the loss of his beloved brother, Morrison tracks William for reasons of his own, a personal agenda rooted in tragic events that have haunted him for decades. Following up on his award-winning debut, Gabriel’s Story, David Anthony Durham presents another riveting tale, a brilliantly drawn portrait of America before the Civil War, and a provocative meditation on racial identity, freedom and equality.

Writing in the Dark

ugly dreams, what could have been more comforting than to hop out of bed and
see the lamp burning there, so still and calm, so brave in the dark? That was the
time of landaus, victorias and hansom cabs. In 1939, as Virginia Woolf worked in
 ...

Author: Will Loxley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474615730

Category: History

Page: 400

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'Will Loxley has a deft touch, wit, and a panoramic eye which would have pleased Cyril Connolly himself.' John Sutherland, author of Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me 'A marvelous tour d'Horizon, written with energy and an eye for the spot-on detail, and creating a rich picture of culture, art, work, friendship and love in a London going through extraordinary times.' Sarah Bakewell, author of At the Existentialist Cafe Amid the sleepless nights of constant explosion and gunfire, and the discomfort, grief and primordial fear, the little office at 6 Lansdowne Terrace seemed to hold intact everything that was great or beautiful about human life. As the streetlamps flickered out and lights were obscured behind brown-paper screens, a subdued atmosphere took hold of London in 1939. Cloistered in pubs and gloomy sitting rooms, London's young writers and artists faced being sent to the front, trading their paintbrushes and pens for the weapons of war. In WRITING IN THE DARK, Will Loxley conjures up this brooding world and tells the story of the defiant magazine Horizon, which sprung up against the odds. Interweaving the personal histories of the magazine's leaders - Cyril Connolly, Stephen Spender and John Lehmann, with their friends and contemporaries Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Dylan Thomas, as well as many more names both familiar and not - Will brings us into these writers' homes and into the little offices at 6 Lansdowne Terrace. WRITING IN THE DARK captures the literary life of WWII, fusing the exhausted melancholy in the aftermath of the Blitz with changes in the writers' own lives, as they moved from city to countryside, from youth to middle age.

Journey Through Darkness

The Writing of V.S. Naipaul Peggy Nightingale. paul's writer narrators , using
writing as a way of exploring the sensibility of his society . Like Mr Biswas he
starts as a sign - painter concerned with the physical shape of words rather than
the ...

Author: Peggy Nightingale

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: UOM:39015014458908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Studie over het werk van de West-Indische schrijver Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (9132- ).

Irish women s writing 1878 1922

follow the music of the 'May-time' deep into the 'dim recesses' of a ... of an inner journey that draws the writer through darkness to inspiration and the ...

Author: Anna Pilz

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526100757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Providing an important intervention in contemporary Irish cultural-critical debate, this collection explores how Irish women writers exercised their political concerns and influence through their literary outputs during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

A Journey Through Darkness

myself to have grown up beautifully, then suddenly finding myself visually impaired, and worse, made me believe that I could also help others by writing a ...

Author: Margareth Maganga

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453585245

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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Many of us may live our lives without ever stopping to think What if I couldnt see? We hardly ever ask ourselves this question because, to say the least, we take or eyes for granted. I, like most people, had never thought about it until 11th January 2008. My mother came to wake me up that morning and asked what I was still doing in bed and confidently I replied, It is still dark outside Mum. She told me it was 8am and the sun was shining bright (a typical African morning!). I rubbed my eyes, opened them wider and yelled out, I cant see! I cant see! That was the beginning of a long journey through darkness.

Out of Darkness

A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395968888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 81

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A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.

Blooms in darkness

This is a book that binds writers from various corners of the world and those talented artists have come forward to develop this book for the sheer purpose of showing that despite being miles apart , with the gap of borders , along with the ...

Author: Ayesha Shaikh

Publisher: Krishnal Publication

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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"Blooms in Darkness " is a book that consists of stories, poems and proses, written by writers with the utmost feelings. This is a book that binds writers from various corners of the world and those talented artists have come forward to develop this book for the sheer purpose of showing that despite being miles apart , with the gap of borders , along with the tension of various countries , people are still united through the act of writing .

The Divine Heart of Darkness

In her book Findings, the Scottish poet and nature writer Kathleen Jamie describes her quest to “enter into the dark for the love of its textures and wild ...

Author: Catherine Bird

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 9781910519585

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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How can we use the experience of darkness to lift our spirits, challenge our hearts and minds and draw us closer into the heart of God?

The End of Night

In his gorgeous debut, THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness.

Author: Paul Bogard

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316182915

Category: Science

Page: 352

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The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night. A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Eight out of ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way. And exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer. In his gorgeous debut, THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness. Showing exactly what we've lost, what we have left, and what we might hope to regain, he attempts nothing less than a restoration of how we see the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.

Looking Through Darkness

... to her love for books and writing, and only her sudden, fatal illness prevented her from completing the final draft of Looking Through Darkness.

Author: Aimée Thurlo

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466881198

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Few writers have captured the flavor of the American Southwest better than Aimee and David Thurlo, in both mysteries and romantic suspense. Josephine Buck runs a trading post just off the Navajo Reservation. Widow Leigh Ann Vance is Jo's right-hand-woman, filling the emptiness in her own life. Shortly after her husband, Kurt, was killed, Leigh Ann discovered he had been having a string of affairs. Leigh Ann's trust issues affect her feelings for blind sculptor Melvin Littlewater. Kurt's business partners accuse Leigh Ann of helping Kurt embezzle and the police wonder if Leigh Ann killed him. When she turns to Melvin for help, she finds him fighting his own demons, haunted by memories of a young girl he saw moments before the car crash that cost him his sight. Together, Leigh Ann and Melvin delve into the darkest moments of their pasts, searching for truth and light. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dreaming through Darkness

In Your Dreams... The integration of unconscious shadow material happens in large part in our sleep, so remembering dreams and writing them down enhances ...

Author: Charlie Morley

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781781808931

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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The Shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears and our wounds, but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents. The Shadow is not bad – in fact it is the source of our creativity and power – but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached. Using practical exercises sourced from lucid dreaming and dream-work, Tibetan Buddhism and mindfulness meditation, this book explores how to: • Transform the dark and light shadow side • Meet the shadow through your dreams • Unlock your creativity • Transform Nightmares through lucid dreaming • Manifest your hidden potential • Make friends with fear & anxiety • Decrease stress through Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep This book will show you how to fearlessly embrace your shadow side in both your dreams and daily life, thereby manifesting the awakened power of your full potential.

Journey Through Darkness

One really effective way that I have found in dealing with depression is writing through it. When you are able to write down your feelings, you not only are ...

Author: Abbey Digiando

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595405374

Category: Psychology

Page: 100

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Follow DiGiando on her journey through the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of her personal battle with depression. "There are days when I do not even get out of bed until 5:00pm or 6:00pm, and I will return to bed after I eat dinner, maybe an hour or two later. When I have days like this I truly feel that my dreams are better than anything that I could be faced with in reality. When I am asleep and dreaming I have a chance to escape my own reality. I could equate it with having some kind of terrible physical pain, and knowing a way to make it go away instantly, only to know that as soon as I stop doing whatever it was I was doing to stop the pain, the pain is going to come back just as strong if not stronger. My mental state equates the pain and sleep is how I know that I can make it go away." -from Journey Through Darkness