Jean further walks you through her creative writing process on this final sequel of her Xlibris Author Advice.
Journal leads to discovering her passion for transformational writing
Jean’s Xlibris book finds its cornerstone in journal writing.
My book, “The Long Journey Home,” was inspired by my inner world of in-depth contemplation and capturing present moments through journal keeping that were transferred by handwriting to several legal pads and subsequently to the computer. My preference is artfully stringing together a set of words through handwriting that enables me to engage more thoughtfully with myself through the written word. Obviously, this is not the most efficient use of my time, but it is personally more effective. This non-fiction story about my immersion in a multi-ethic, multi-cultural, and multi-religious country in the Orient for six month became my labyrinth soul journey where I came to the realization that I had a true passion for transformational writing. Life is a journey and we never know where it will take us. We must be open and as Joseph Campbell states in his philosophy of the human experience, “Follow Your Bliss.” Otherwise, we remain unfulfilled with our creative drive stifled, talents unrecognized, and dreams unrealized.
Prides herself as a creative Xlibris author
Just as creative artists commence their work with the proverbial blank page, we can truly begin living each moment with the freshness of life with opportunities for divine creation. Barbara Taylor Bradford says, “We are each the authors of our own lives.” This is literally proven in the lives of creative writers. We never know how our creative writing will touch and inspire others. Our creations will travel through the hearts and minds of readers from generation to generation as our fingerprints in the collective legacy of writers. I am proud to be a member of the community of creative writers. This is a tribute to writers and authors who truly make a difference; and on behalf of these authors, I express gratitude to Xlibris for bringing us together and showcasing our books.
Xlibris thanks Jean for her valuable insights on creative writing and for choosing Xlibris to publish her book.