want them to. Write in stream of consciousness
or direct writing and don’t worry about spelling
or punctuation. Write this way for as long as you
can each day for four days. Don’t read back over
the writing; just write.
At the end of the four days, go back over what
you’ve written and look for repeating patterns of
thought or choices. Then rewrite each of the sto-
ries that reflect that pattern. Do this frequently
and you will soon find the meaning in your story,
and the means to change it if necessary.
As I finish the last few chapters of my book, I look
back at my writing journey and marvel at how it
has changed who I am. Writing – and rewriting –
my story has been a gift that keeps on giving.
If you are you ready to take an inner adventure,
a step-by-step journey that will heal and trans-
form your trauma, illness, or loss, join me for my
new course, Writing to Heal and Transform: Find-
ing Meaning Through Story. Visit www.Platform-
Crafters.com/writingtotransform for more infor-
Writing heals and
transforms. From cancer
to sexual orientation, my
clients have shifted their
perspectives, found the
gift in their struggles, and
transformed their lives by
writing their story.
If you would like to find
meaning in your stories, to
change your perspective and
heal, I invite you to write.
Start with journal writing
and start with no limits. No
one will see your writing
unless you want them to.
About MJ Schwader
Using humor, a strong intuition, and a lifetime of experience, published
author and writing coach MJ Schwader guides coaches, speakers, heal-
ers, and conscious entrepreneurs to craft and promote their products,
services, and businesses using the power of writing – from concept to the
Weaving more than 19 years of experience as a writing coach and inter-
net marketer with 16 years of shamanic training in ancient principles of
energy consciousness, MJ helps clients shift their awareness, ignite their
inspiration, and clear beliefs that are holding them back from achieving
success. Having worked with over 250 published authors, MJ has devel-
oped a profound and successful process for breaking through limited
thinking and fears to help clients remove blocks, find healing, and create transformational writing
from their stories.
To read more about MJ and how writing can help you transform your life and business, visit www.
To register for MJ’s 8-week Writing to Heal and Transform: Finding Meaning Through Story course, visit
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