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Sheila Bender is the founder and publisher of http://WritingItReal.com, a resource community for those who write from personal experience. She is the author of the poetry collection, Behind Us the Way Grows Wider, the prose memoir A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief and many books on writing, including Sorrow’s Words: Writing Exercises to Heal Grief, Writing in a Convertible with the Top Down, and Writing Personal Essays: Shaping and Sharing Your Life Experience. She was the 2013 Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Poetry at Seattle University and teaches for Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, WA where she lives, as well as for other writers’ conferences. Her motto when it comes to teaching the writing process is that as creators we must think this way: when you are drafting there is no such thing as bad writing, only the opportunity for good writing.
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This NEW Gratitude & Grit Journal is designed to help you access both the gratitude and grit that are within you, so you can intentionally grow these qualities. The questions serve as springboards for your reflections on what is already going well, and they’ll help you discover where to give more focus when you need to persevere.
Are you ready to make the leap and move from writing a journal entry to writing a personal essay–whether or not you know what you want to write about?