The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity

The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity

by Tristine Rainer

Paperback(Revised Edition 2004)

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A Classic Guide To Journal Writing, Tristine Rainer's The New Diary takes readers beyond the rigid calendar diary they may have kept as a child or travelogues of family vacations. A blueprint for efficient, productive and creative diary writing, it is a tool for tapping the full power of your inner resources. With more than 100,000 copies in print, The New Diary is as much for the novice journal-keeper as it is for those who have kept diaries their whole lives. It does not tell you the "right" way to keep a diary; rather, it offers numerous possibilities for using the diary to achieve your own purposes, such as:

- Clarifying your goals
- Focusing inner energies
- Freeing inhibitions and releasing your imagination
- Using a workbook to explore dream
- Writing about your life: past, present, and future

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874771503
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1979
Edition description: Revised Edition 2004
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,108,440
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

Tristine Rainer is the director of the Center for Autobiographic Studies in Pasadena, California. She teaches autobiographic writing at the University of California Los Angeles and at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

1. The New Diary
2. Beginnings
3. Privacy: To Share or Not to Share
4. Basic Diary Devices
5. Seven Special Techniques
6. Transforming Personal Problems
7. Discovering Joy
8. Dream Work
9. Eroticism
10. Overcoming Writing Blocks
11. The Diary as Time Machine
12. Diary Magic
13. Rereading the Plot of Your Life
14. Therapy and the Diary
15. Expanding Creativity
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