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Sculpting the Heart: Surviving Depression with Art Therapy
Tuesday, May 19, 2009  3:54:00 PM

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Books and E-Books can reshape your mind,

body and your future with infinite possibilities!!!

Get your mind off bills, save your energy

for relearning joy!

   There are readers, there are writers, and some review.

   Which are you? EBooks that makes you smile:

  1. Fun Craft Projects

  2. Guaranteed Success Thinking

  3. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

  4. A Discourse Upon Inequality Among Mankind by Jean  Jacques Rousseau

  5. Good Reasons to Stay Sober by David Eugene

       (Even if you don't have a drinking problem)

  6. Cashing in on the "Simple Magic" of Color by Valerieann J. Skinner

  7. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

  8. Michael Angelo by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  9. All Is Mind by David Samuel  

 10. Sculpting the Heart: Surviving Depression with

       Art Therapy eBook by Joyce White  


 

 

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Ebooks can be electronic friends and are really HOT right now...for $9.95 each of my books can give you "instant joy." My books are a combination of instruction with down-to-earth hints and tips in combined body, mind and spirit. My books are all about the everdays of life and love and how to have a workable, satisfying relationship with your inner child. My books are about making dreams come true and how to do that with the very inborn gifts you were given. If you like my writing, you'll love my books!!!
  
 

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Hi, my name is Joyce White. My nickname is Winged. I have through the decade searched for joy and identity through creative self-expression. I personally believe being happily engaged in writing and art making is better than not; and secondly, living without depression, pain and anger is better than living with them. If you're doing something artful, and smiling, look out, you're probably having fun. I would like to meet others like me, who have much to say and need a way to say it.  I also will be adding some poetry and photography. I specialize in taking pictures of my own ceramic art. Between the pages of my book, Sculpting the Heart: Surviving Depression with Art Therapy, I raised my grandchildren. Thank you for reading me and hope to create a bond with you all. Every word written is a victory against dysfunction.  Writing and making art put me in touch with my inner artist who was choking to create a new me, a happy, self-achieving me. I've been slowly and quietly growing and changing into the person I've always wanted to be, a writer, a poet and an authority on surviving depression with Art Therapy. It is my hope this web site and my book will help others as much as working on it helped me.  I'm Winged for Art Therapy.

How to Write Humor

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Any kind of creative expression requires us to walk in the footsteps of others, using our imagination. In other words, humorous writing doesn’t come randomly, it requires a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

Most humans excel at recording memorable humorous mishaps. Most of us love recording them by camera, video, journal or diary. Now, we have U-Tube, MySpace and Face book. Hearing or reading jokes and riddles may “wake up” our brain, but it is the art of writing with humor that really exercises our brainpower. Sylvia Plath writer says, “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  I can’t wait to get to down to work in the mornings. I never know what I ‘m going to write about. To keep my humor up-to-date, I watch comedy sitcoms on television. I also joined several blogging sites to daily exchange thoughts with other writers.

If you chuckle at the New York Times Cartoons or the essays of Erma Bombeck, you know the pleasure of literary laughter. I suggest you check out Seven Steps to Better Humor Writing by Jan Hornung. She reminds us that “Curly, Larry, and Moe made us laugh with their funny business. Hundreds of entertainers over the years have created funny situations and dialogues that have us rolling in the aisles in doubled-over mirth. Successful comedians seem to have a natural knack for making most of us burst forth with one of life’s pleasures - laughter.” To find out more Jan Hornung and her books, please visit her website, http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/may02/hornung.htm.

Humorous writing requires good prose with that X-factor of being funny and/or entertaining in a tasteful way. Occasionally, writers even snatch bits and pieces of humor from EBooks so abundant on the internet. As a matter of fact, I have some great free on my own website. I always try to add a little humor to whatever I’m writing. I’m always looking for humor like the following, “It seems there was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define great, he said, “I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!”  He now works for Microsoft writing error messages!”

Our soul’s palette is a boundless source of wisdom, humor and wellness. Expressing ourselves creatively allows us to tap into a source of inner wisdom that can provide us guidance, sooth emotional pain and revitalize our being.  The best rule for all writers is to do what works best for us and be persistent in our desire to keep writing every day. Before starting writing, we have to ask ourselves which way we want to slant our article. Do you want your story to be serious, playful, funny, ironic or belly-laughing fall on-the-floor funny? 

A typical day for most of us includes dealing with irritations, occurrences or accidents we can turn into fun articles. Supposed an incident occurred on the highway on your way to work. Would your article be a serious “see what happens when you talk on a cell phone and drive?” Or, maybe, it will become an article about how you met the love of your life while stuck in traffic, and then forgot to ask for his phone number and ran him off the road to get it.“ Unless you’re a genius at humor, I’d try for being intelligible with good grammar.

When sitting down to the computer, I always try affirming myself as a person of value, talented enough and naïve enough to rewrite life. When writing articles, I find it easy to write spontaneously for ten minutes or so and then start revising and adding or subtracting information. Sometimes we start out with one subject in mind and end up writing about something completely different. Don’t be afraid to be spontaneous. We need to listen to our senses when writing. For instance, haven’t we all heard someone say they can smell rain or even feel it in their bones? Most of us writers have built-in detectors and instinctively know when we’re over writing. I find it easy to write spontaneously for ten minutes or so and then start revising and adding or subtracting information. Sometimes we start out with one subject in mind and end up writing about something completely different. Don’t be afraid to be spontaneous. 

All writers have to do research. I try to add quotes as well as humor in everything I write. You can check the internet for jokes or quotations and then rewrite them for your own purposes.  It is necessary to read over you’re work silently and later aloud. Then begin revising. No classic book has ever been written. It was rewritten. Quit fiddling with your writing once you feel good about it. Nothing is more frustrating for readers than writing that has to be reread just to understand its basic meaning. Watch out for ambiguous wording. This is wording that is unclear because it has two or more possible meanings. Don’t forget making use of links. Try linking in music at U-Tube or make your own slideshow of pictures and background music at Slide.com that is free.  Also link in any news item that goes along with your subject. Add photographs. My idea of research is to look at our subject from many informative and entertaining sides. The guiding question in most humorous story is “irony.”

Sometimes when our writing isn’t coming as quickly as it should, we have take a rest and let our ideas percolate for a while. This is a good time to do some researching. To find material for your stories go through your diary or journal. You can find loads of topics on the internet. Erma Bombeck simply wrote about being a house wife and her kids. She achieved great fame for her humorous writing. Most writers claim we never know what to believe until we write it.

So, hop on board the humor train and ponder about love and life and its many mysteries. Writers can easily convert pain and bad luck into a side-splitting article of fun and irony. David Chappelle, the comedian says, “A lot of times the humor doesn’t come from pain exactly, it comes from things that make us anxious or afraid. It just helps to put them in perspective if we laugh at them.” If you’re smiling while writing, look out, your readers will be smiling, too. There is nothing more healing and contagious than laughing.

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Healing Words for Recovery, Welcome new web!!! - 12/7/2010 6:58:00 AM

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Springfield Museum Family Fun Day - 10/30/2010 8:07:00 PM

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New Poetry Book out, order ebook for $9.95 - 4/15/2010 6:50:00 PM

A Christmas Story about Santa - 12/28/2009 8:19:00 AM

New Book - Conversing with the Masters - 12/4/2009 9:31:00 AM

Merry Xmas from HCI at www.sculptingtheheart.com - 11/23/2009 4:39:00 PM

Merry Xmas from HCI at www.sculptingtheheart.com - 11/23/2009 4:39:00 PM

Now hosting for November!!! - 10/25/2009 9:38:00 AM

Spreading My Wings Come Visit me! - 9/25/2009 5:07:00 PM

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Spreading my wings to Book Sales...Come visit! - 9/9/2009 4:26:00 PM

Come visit my website, lots of fun, books & ebooks... - 8/24/2009 3:24:00 PM

It's never too late to be what you might have been. That's my motto! - 8/22/2009 7:55:00 AM

Plug Your Book by Steven Weber - 8/11/2009 4:51:00 PM

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Spreading My Wings to Book Promotion - 8/2/2009 9:24:00 AM

Did you watch So you think you can dance this week? - 7/25/2009 6:40:00 AM

Growing up with Michael, Farrah & EdMcMahon - 6/28/2009 9:25:00 AM

Hey, guys, check out my website!!! - 6/26/2009 7:36:00 AM

Words are never enough for Mothers and Grandmothers - 5/10/2009 6:23:00 AM

Sculpting the Heart Ebooks & CDs, Hosts All Artists - 3/21/2009 6:26:00 PM

No Drama Obama, Michelle & Oprah - 3/21/2009 6:09:00 PM

Don't you just love the title Sculpting the Heart? - 1/7/2009 7:45:00 PM

Sculpting the Heart with Joy - 1/4/2009 2:13:00 PM

Happy New Year's from Joyce & Family - 12/28/2008 9:06:00 AM

Someday at Christmas... - 12/1/2008 3:08:00 PM

When my mom died...I wrote my book to find myself and my joy. - 11/23/2008 5:21:00 PM

A 15-year old wrote the following prayer. - 11/19/2008 8:12:00 AM

Come vist www.joycewhiteblog.com - 11/7/2008 8:06:00 AM

Tribute to President-Elect Barack Obama - 11/6/2008 9:32:00 AM

New Picasso & Friends Chapbook in Progress - 9/19/2008 5:03:00 AM

Between Friends... - 9/18/2008 2:49:00 PM

Where there is laughter, there is hope! - 9/16/2008 5:01:00 AM

Hurricane Katrina, Ike & Gustaff - 9/15/2008 7:29:00 AM



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