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eBook Expo

Virtual displays featuring eBooks from UNO Libraries.


by Maison Horton

One of the ways to best chronicle your thoughts is to write them down. This doesn't come as a surprise in the age of social media, where thoughts are shared second-by-second across a multitude of platforms that give info-broadcasting capabilities to millions. But, that's the public sphere. Where do and where can thoughts go in a more private setting? Keeping a journal is a great way to process the information entering and leaving your brain daily. Below, you can find ways to get the most out of your journaling, and use it for your own needs as an individual with valid thoughts and experiences. As you explore what inspires you, remember: a journal is by you and for you, so if you want to write, paint, collect leaves & other interesting things--this is your world to explore.

In this display:

  • Capacchione, L. (2015). The creative journal: The art of finding yourself: 35th anniversary edition. Ohio University Press.
  • Chavis, G. G. (2011). Poetry and story therapy: The healing power of creative expression. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Damoiselle, R. (2018). Storytelling alchemy: Write your own happy ending. Weiser Books.
  • Faulkner, S. L., & Squillante, S. (2016). Writing the personal. Sense Publishers.
  • Heehs, P. (2013). Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Hieb, M. (2005). Inner journeying through art-journaling: Learning to see and record your life as a work of art. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Miller, L., & Lenard-Cook, L. (2013). Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir. University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Nelson, G. L. (2004). Writing and being: Embracing your life through creative journaling. New World Library.
  • Raab, D., & Freeman, M. (2017). Writing for bliss: A seven-step plan for telling your story and transforming your life. Loving Healing Press.
  • Schneider, M., & Killick, J. (2010). Writing Your Self: Transforming Personal Material. Continuum.
  • Wizner, J. (2015). Worth writing about: Exploring memoir with adolescents. Stenhouse Publishers.