Boston, Massachusetts (PressExposure) June 05, 2013 -- Writer and artist Julia Cameron published The Artist's Way in 1992, setting in motion a powerful wave of inquiry into personal creativity that shows no signs of slowing down more than 20 years later. Now, a new course from CreateWriteNow celebrates one of Cameron's core teachings, and makes it even more accessible to everyone.
12 Days of Morning Pages is based on Cameron's suggestion to write three full pages in longhand every morning with as much regularity as possible, whether or not the mood strikes. Presented as a series of journal writing exercises, the course is delivered to the participant's email inbox once a day for 12 days.
The most challenging part of developing a new healthy habit often comes at the very beginning. Just getting started can be so difficult that many never get to first base. Mari L. McCarthy, CEO of CreateWriteNow, wanted to make the process easier.
A devotee of the Morning Pages, McCarthy says, "I picked up Cameron's book 13 years ago and it has had a lasting, profound effect on my health and my creative development. I'd like to share that discovery with more people, so we created this course to make it easier."
The introduction to the course describes Morning Pages this way:
"The idea is that we are in a continuous struggle against worries, fears, doubts and other distractions that clutter our minds and block our creativity. We obsess over the lukewarm performance review at work. We give into our own negative self-talk. We stress over the messy house and the bills that need to be paid. Morning Pages give us a release for these thoughts - they provide a necessary 'brain dump' that allows us to clear out the bad and make room for the good."
The 12 Days of Morning Pages course is self-guided and the emails can be saved for access at any time.
CreateWriteNow publishes a website ([http://CreateWriteNow.com]), which is devoted to journaling, as well as a series of e-workbooks showing how to apply journal writing to a large variety of life's challenges. Topics have included ways in which journaling can be used in self-discovery, job searches, getting organized, overcoming writer's block, and a host of health and wellness issues. Personal Journaling Specialist Mari L. McCarthy is also available for journaling coaching and consultations.
CreateWriteNow's Personal Journal Blog provides articles about starting and sticking to a daily pen to page journaling practice, and how journaling helps access inner intelligence and transform life.
For more information or to register for the course in 12 Days of Morning Pages, please visit http://createwritenow.com/12-days-of-morning-pages.