Writing Your Story is “Heart Medicine”
I am a big supporter of writing and sharing our stories. For me, writing served as therapy and as a tool to discovery. Many times, in the middle of writing an entry, I remembered something that my mind had previously tried to shield. More often than not, these remembrances, these memory recalls, proved triggering.
As the triggers washed over me, my writing took on a frantic and needy quality, as if I could not stop writing until my mind made sense of what it had uncovered. As the flow of words slowed and ease, so did my mind. A feeling of relief and peace passed over me with each entry I published to my blog.
Needless to say, writing can be a very cathartic process.
Many readers and survivors have contacted me over the past two years asking for tips and advice on how to start writing their stories. Outside of simply recommending to be gentle with themselves and to “just start writing,” I had nothing solid to share.
Fortunately, a friend and mentor does have something solid to share…
Kate Bartolotta, whom I met as a writer and editor apprentice for an online literary magazine last spring, recently wrote and published her first book: Heart Medicine: write your story; heal your heart.
Kate infuses Heart Medicine with musings on her writing process and guides readers to discover their own unique writing and creative approach to self-expression.
From determining the type of storyteller you are to understanding the importance of finding your “tribe,” Heart Medicine is designed to get you writing before you finish reading the epilogue. Really and actually, because each chapter consists of simple writing prompts designed to encourage you to tap into your unknown and valuable writing resources and creativity.
Heart Medicine encourages and empowers you to realize that writing your story does not need to be an activity you fear or distrust. Kate emphasizes the importance of self-trust and self-awareness as you write and when you share what you have written. She explains the value in feedback, even the feedback you least want to receive.
Most importantly, Heart Medicine will motivate you to start writing your story, a story in which you and you alone are the hero.
Order Heart Medicine today!
P.S. I recommend ordering the paperback, not the e-book, so you can use it as a notebook and carry it with you and write directly in the book when your spirit moves you.
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