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5 things you should know about writing for healing by Diana Raab

Five Things You Should Know
5 Things You Should Know is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we find out five things about books, writing, publishing, the sky’s the limit… right out of the author’s mouth. Today’s guest is Diana Raab, author of the memoir, Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey (Loving Healing Press).

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Healing with Words5 Things You Should Know About Writing For Healing

By Diana Raab

1.  Find a quiet, uninterrupted time and place to write

2. Put aside your inner clinic

3. Begin by writing your feelings and sensations

4. Write nonstop for 15-20 minutes

5. Write regularly

Diana RaabDiana M. Raab, MFA, RN, has been a medical and self-help writer and poet for the past thirty-five years. In 2003, she earned her MFA in Writing from Spalding University. Diana is the author of eight books, including her recent memoir, Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey and her first memoir, Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal which was the recipient of the 2009 Mom’s Choice Award for Adult Non-Fiction and the 2009 National Indie Award for Excellence in Memoir. She’s editor of Writers and Their Notebooks, a collection of essays she compiled by esteemed writers who use journals to inform their work. Diana teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She frequently moderates panels at conferences across the country, with a focus on writing for healing. Diana’s website: http://www.dianaraab.com

blog: http://www.dianaraab.com/blog; facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Healing-With-Words/132549903424367 twitter: http://twitter.com/dianaraab; redroom: http://web.redroom.com/author/diana-raab

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