Your life is your story.
Find it. Tell it. Live it.
A practical guide for individuals to use their personal writing to promote healing, learning, growth, and positive change.
Want a proven path toward positive change in your life?
After surviving cancer, writing teacher Sandra Marinella formed the Story You Need to Tell Project to help others find and write their narratives. Working with cancer patients, veterans, and writers, Marinella was inspired to tell their stories and how they used writing to move forward. She shares these stories and her own cancer story in The Story You Need to Tell—Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss.
The book has been lauded as an inspirational guidebook that can help anyone find, write, and transform their personal story. Based on over 200 research studies, this book shares hundreds of practical writing ideas as well as motivational strategies to help empower your writing journey. It includes special sections to support writers who are facing difficulties, illness, or loss.
Who was this book written for?
Sandra Marinella has written a wonderful guide for all those struggling to make sense of the story of their lives! It can serve as the perfect prescription for real healing.
Sandra Marinella’s The Story You Need to Tell is a collection of illuminating stories that show us the power of writing to transform our lives.
The Story You Need to Tell is a beautifully written book with stories that inspire the readers to make their way through trauma, illness, loss, and hardship.
Sandra Marinella brings keen research skills, a brilliant storytelling voice and a distinguished teaching career to this cohesive guide for writing the unspeakable.