Writing Down Your Soul
- How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within
- Narrated by: Jane Cramer
- Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-08-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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One reason: it works. It works amazingly well. If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within.
Janet Conner was escaping a terrible situation of domestic abuse. While trying to figure out how she and her son could live and how they could eat, she realized she had hit rock bottom. With no other advisors, she listened to her own inner voice, which told her to start writing. As she did, Janet's inner voice gained clarity and strength, and she felt an incredible connection to the divine, and almost immediately miracles began to happen.
Today, research scientists in psychology, physics, biochemistry, and neurology are providing peeks into what consciousness is and how it works. Their findings give us intriguing clues as to what is actually happening in and through our bodies, minds, and spirits as we roll pen across paper. Writing Down Your Soul explores some of this research and instructs listeners how to access the power and beauty of their own deepest selves.
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By Reviewer on 02-27-14
Great Book! A Must Read!
Would you listen to Writing Down Your Soul again? Why?
I definitely will. I think I will read this one once a year or once every couple of years as a refresher. This book is a testimony to what keeping a soul journal can do for you in your life and I think regular reminders will be great for my growth as an individual and to help me with my future struggles. I am a writer and the more diligent I am with my soul writing outlined in this book, the more fluent my other writing tends to be.
I absolutely recommend this book, not only to writers but for anyone who would like to see great changes in their life.
What other book might you compare Writing Down Your Soul to and why?
She references the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (another great read). Both books have extremely effective means of working through writer's block (something I have struggled with).
What does Jane Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I really liked that the story was read by a woman, since it was Janet's story.I could empathize with what she went through and I felt that Jane Cramer did a good job in expressing appropriate emotion in telling Janet Conner's tale. Good Performance.
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
I love her testomony on how soul writing made her stronger and helped her forgive. I thought it was a powerful story, one that I will not easily forget! T
Any additional comments?
Thank you Janet for sharing your story!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Book Maven on 05-24-14
I tried to listen to all of this, but to no avail
Would you try another book from Janet Conner and/or Jane Cramer?
Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Conner again?
How could the performance have been better?
Less about the many details of her personal traumas even thought she did have a terrible husband. But the book, as far as I could listen, was more about her life and what SHE wrote rather than how to use writing to solve problems or help to cope with them. It certainly didn't inspire me to take up her method.
What character would you cut from Writing Down Your Soul?
All the characters were real, so they couldn't be cut out if she wanted to tell her life story and how she wrote. But it was a bit self-focused so she was the only "character" that dominated the book. But how can you get rid of the author? More gentle and diverse methods of writing or some interaction with others' (her students) ways of using her system that worked would have appealed more. Her commanding voice didn't help, either. She did give a nod to Julia Cameron's THE ARTIST'S WAY, a book I loved and used when it came out, but this author's book doesn't hold a candle to that classic.
Any additional comments?
The religious aspect others mentioned was incidental and didn't bother me that much. But every time she said "Dear God..." it sounded like a demand. Perhaps a different narrator could have brought out the content in a friendlier manner.
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