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Rewrite Your Life

The Agatha-nominated guide to turning your life into a compelling novel

According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do we select and then write our most significant story, the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives? In Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey (MA, MS) guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel which recycles and transforms your most precious resource—your own emotions and experiences.

Brimming with poignancy, laugh-out-loud true stories, and inspirational insight, Rewrite Your Life offers both a recipe and a meal for those seeking to revolutionize their lives through the simple yet profound act of writing a novel.

All you need is a notebook and a pen.

"My favorite kind of self-help book: irreverent, personal, and superbly useful." ―Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

"A lively exploration of writing's therapeutic value and an encouraging invitation to apply it to your life." ―Kendra Levin, author of The Hero is You

"Interweaving practical advice with stories and insights garnered in her own writing journey, Jessica Lourey offers a step-by-step guide for writers struggling to create fiction from their life experiences. But this book isn’t just about writing. It’s also about the power of stories to transform those who write them. I know of no other guide that delivers on its promise with such honesty, simplicity, and beauty." ―William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace