Experts suggest ways to correct habits that keep us from resting well
Verified by Psychology Today
(Bear with me, I'm not self-promoting here - got my wrist slapped a few weeks ago for mentioning my own PT blog in a comment.) I've been a professional writer and writing teacher since 1986 - six books (including two novels and one short story collection), nine years of national NPR commentaries, countless shorts stories, essays and columns. I have two new books out this year, a novel, Going Through Ghosts; and a memoir/self-help guide for women gambling addicts, She Bets Her Life. The second book is getting a fair amount of media coverage. When I said to my savvy agent, "We may be able to ride this for a new book contract." she said, "Not fiction. You better not be talking about fiction." My heart hurt. I have at least three more novels in me - stories I've collected over the miles and years.
I was also part of the push in the Seventies (taught Psychology courses and was a counselor) to get academic psychologists to regard personal narrative/case histories as legitimate data for teaching and publication. Those days seem to be over.
Please tell us the names of your novels. Thanks, Mary Sojourner
Not just ornaments of language, ways of thinking
In fiction one can become someone other than oneself
Books offer relationships not just with others but with ourselves
Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.