As a writer, I am always looking for great resources for priming my creative pump. Wild Women, Wild Voices – Writing from Your Authentic Wildness, by Judy Reeves is such a book. This book is not just for writers, however. Wild Women, Wild Voices is for anyone (including men) who have experienced life and are searching for tools through which they can process and give their life experience expression. This book provides so much more than what it promises by helping to support not only our creative expression, but the self-actualization that is accomplished when we take time to grow through what life has to offer. Well done Judy!
From the publisher:
Unlike other books exploring the concept of the wild woman, Wild Women, Wild Voices goes on to offer practical ways to reclaim and use the wildness and one’s own “wild” voice. It offers assignments such as daily journaling or writing with prompts and topics related to the subject of the book; suggested activities to further experience the “wild women within” and give her freedom; and quizzes, references, and inspiring quotations to reinforce the ideas and concepts.
Focusing consecutively on the cycles that make up a woman’s life, Reeves covers:
- Claiming the Wild Woman — rediscovering the deep connections with ourselves and others
- Mother/Sister/Daughter and family connections
- Loves and Lovers
- Friendship — The Wild Woman in Community with Other Women
- Artist/Creator — The Authentic Work of Wild Woman
- Life Journeys — Quests and Pilgrimages
- Death and Legacies — The Unveiling of the Wise Woman
Judy Reeves has proven through her successful writing books, including A Writer’s Book of Days, that she understands how to help writers achieve their goals. Now, she takes that expertise and turns it into something specifically aimed at freeing a more innate and truer voice within women. There is no doubt that Wild Women, Wild Voices provides an opportunity for women to claim their wild woman and make a joyful noise with their individual, authentic wild voice.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing, including the award-winning A Writer’s Book of Days. In addition to leading private writing groups, Judy teaches at UC San Diego Extension and at San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary organization she cofounded. More information at JudyReevesWriter.com.