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Jan 25, 2022

What is it about writing that fires up our souls? And, for those who hate it, is there any hope?

This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G, Ross D and Gemma are joined by friend-of-the-show Julie Drybrough to answer these questions.

We discuss:

  • writing for work, fun and reflection
  • techniques to spark creativity
  • how writing in groups can give you more freedom.

Show notes

Details of Julie's 'Write Nights' series can be found on her blog at: 

Details of Dr James Pennebaker's 'writing to heal' are online at: 

See also: Pennebaker, J. W. (1999). Health effects of expressing emotions through writing.

And, from Positive Psychology: 

In 'What I Learned This Week', Ross D shared that he'd started taking notes with Evernote: 

Gemma discussed the VR app 'Notes on Blindness', based on the film of the same name: 

And Ross discussed The Paper Sky, by Eleanor Mansell: 

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