1 Jul The New Diary is about a completely modern concept of journal writing. It has little to do with the rigid daily calendar diary you may have kept. The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity . Goodreads review from Barbara Klaser: I finished reading Tristine Rainer’s. The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity by Tristine Rainer is a must have book for the serious journal writer. Anaïs Nin.
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I use it regularly in my work with troubled young men.
I accidentally own two copies of this, and I’ll be finding new homes for them. The wonderful examples she quotes are the best proof of how fruitful self-directed journal writing can be. This book offers various amazing journal writing techniques for self exploration and self discovery.
Journalling as a tool for self understanding, healing and therapy. This book runs over pages discussing the weirdest ideas on how to use your diary. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Will definitely read this again. Rainer’s various techniques for expression in journal writing have been very inspirational.
And maybe finding out the name of the actual groups of people who were annihilated. An intersting overveiw of journalling approaches, but not what I was looking for at the moment. The atmosphere of being with up to or more others, siting to write together – sharing if we chose – – was as important to me as the many weeks and months of intense formal meditation retreats and trainings that I was involved with. Between them I think they cover everything you might possibly want to do with a diary, until you think of new things on your own.
Read it Forward Read it first. It wasn’t bad, and those nuggets I picked up were useful to me. Jan 18, Sue Hughes rated it it was amazing.
I had picked it up because it raimer cited in another book on writing that I was reading, and it is relevant to other books like Professors as Writers Boice and The Artists Way Cameron. Therapy and the Diary I do find that some of them get me writing more than I otherwise would, and in ways that clear my head and feel helpful. Rainer also includes journal entries by herself and other writers as examples of what she’s explaining.
It is for everyone seeking concrete methods for dealing with personal problems. The New Diary is as much for those who already keep a journal as it is for those who have never kept one.
I found inspiration in the ideas and themes outlined in the book as well as enjoyed the snippets from journals of other people. Her book The New Diary, how to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity has sold over gainer, copies and has been used as a text in university Psychology and Occupational Therapy gristine, although her degree was in English Lit.
The main strength diaey the book is that it explores journaling or diary keeping as a process. Rainer emphasizes integration of all aspects of life into one journal, rather than separate specialty or overly programatic journal writing. Watch the ways we spread our toes out in the dirt, carefully avoiding the sharp stones. It is that bew communication with the self that makes the diary a “new diary”. Even though I consider myself a somewhat “experienced” journal-writer, it was very helpful to see all the things I was already doing listed objectively, plus another list of things I was not doing but that I now really want to try, even devices that at first glance sound a bit ridiculous Ordered this because I want to focus more on journal writing after three years of pottering miserably through a novel.
My favorite book on journaling. Return to Trisfine Page. Got through about halfway The New Diary is about a completely modern concept of journal writing.
The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity
Rereading the Plot of Your Life We are experiencing technical difficulties. I will probably dip in again, and look for quotes or examples, but it is not going to become one of my goto references. Even though I consider myself a somewhat “experienced” journal-writer, diray was very helpful to see all the things I was already doing eiary objectively, plus another list of djary I was not doing but that I now really want to try, even devices that at first glance sound a bit ridiculous like dialogues with different aspects of my life or “spirit” guides.
Refresh and try again. She knew that I loved to read and I was greatly amazed to find that like the authors I had so admired, lived for, found comfort in – tristin I too could write. Overall, there were some valuable nuggets buried here and there. Aug 02, Karl Schmiedeskamp rated it dary liked it Recommends it for: It is a place for you to clarify goals, visualize the future, and focus your engergies; a means of freeing your intuition and imagination; a workbook for exploring your dreams, your past, and your present life.
Stay in Touch Sign up. Like they were interviewing for a housekeeper? The well known journal keeper, Annais Nin,gives a good introduction – she and author, Eiary Rainer had some years of interaction. Unlike most journal guides today, which are generally highly structured prompt books, offer little more than a series of possible or, according to the program, mandatory topics or systems, Rainer offers broad kinds of writing and invites the reader to be aware of them as they guide themselves.
Now, I understand that Rainer’s message is that the diary is, in the end, whatever the hell you want it to be — and that’s great! Sep 10, Anna Maria Ballester Bohn rated it liked it.
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Watch the way we sit. I had had the good fortune to study with Ira Progoff, Ph. The New Diary 2.
I like that the author discusses Gestalt techniques and uses examples from non-famous people. I first started journaling when I was 12 years old.
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I trisitne this text in a class for six months and can look back now and positively identify when I began making huge changes in my life — it was after less than 2 months working in my journal every day. Best of all, she opens up the possibility of using self-reflection and observation to direct rich journal writing, diwry than prompt and gimmick dependency. I had to read this for a credit towards my major. Dec 18, Bakari rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: