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Write With Me

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This is a beautiful journal for transformational writing. There are inspirational quote prompts along the way and gorgeous photos next to blank lined pages. “Do the work: between impulse and action”; I have canceled my subscription to your issues”, “Don’t do a drive-by apology; and Albert Einstein’s “Confidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous” will get seekers thinking about what matters most. 

Thank you to Net Galley and Newburn Drive Press for the opportunity to review this book.
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A very motivational book on writing, which I need right now, as I am in the middle of a Ph.D. program and trying to get ahead in my research

Thank you so much to @netgalley for this arc.
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"Write With Me" is Vanita Oelschalger's second excursion into the world of guided journals, following 2017's "Signposts on the Road to Wellville". Reviewing both titles has led me to reconsider my understanding of what a guided journal actually is. I had in my mind a workbook or activity book of targeted exercises, whereas this title is more of an open notebook interleaved with quotes designed to provoke consideration and prompt written reflection. I'd liken it to a Bradley Tayor Greive title with space to write your own thoughts. Not really my thing, to be honest, but I can appreciate how it would be helpful for many readers.
"Write With Me" contains a curious mix of quotations ranging from the profound through the light-hearted to a couple that seemed almost flippant. I had trouble discerning the deeper meaning behind a few of the ideas, perhaps because I live in a different culture to the author. The themes are broadly around self-actualisation, gratitude, risk-taking, resilience and forgiveness.
The accompanying photographs are widely-sourced and well chosen to fit the material.
My thanks to the author, designer, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review.
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Wonderful journaling book. Write With Me is the second book by this author. It's basically intended for survivors of addiction, sickness, divorce, and/or other life events. Love the photography, beautiful

Very well done.
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Write with Me is designed as a guided journal for those going through a difficult period in their life. I have been having difficulties in my relationship which sometimes feel too big to overcome, and this book helped me to get through that in some way although the path is far from finished.

Each page has a quote as well as a beautiful picture, inspiration for whatever you choose to write that day. Basically, the journal functions as a series of writing prompts although they are not direct prompts but more like something uplifting to move you in the right direction. I really liked the open format that left me with, and the creativity it promoted.
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Great photos and love the quotes. Would be great if there were more journal prompts, good for beginners maybe.
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Beautiful quotes and images. Not sure ut helped me get through my sickness. But was wonderfully out together. Woukd be nice in a hard copy.
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Beautiful.
If I told you this was a book of quotations with pages provided for journaling responses, you'd probably say, "Oh, quotations. Yawn." I thought the same at first, until I saw the beautiful photography that accompanied each. I only wish there were 365 quotations provided, one for every day.
I have not yet seen the book in print, but imagine it will be even more beautiful.
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A beautiful journal with vivid photos and quotes or sayings on every page and then one blank line to write. You can use it to write one page a day using prompts on whatever photo and quote is there that day, or use more pages to write what you'd like. Every photo and quote is different to offer a lot of different inspiration and perspective. Neat book for any type of writing journal.
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Write With Me is a journal that intersperses blank writing pages with photographs and quotations. While the quotes are not directly formatted as writing prompts, each quotation as well as each photograph provides an immersive writing experience in this guided journal. 
Since this does not offer direct instruction, the journal relies on the writer to self-direct writing activities. This will help some writers who are resistant to following directions and hamper other writers who are looking for a stronger and more deliberate guidance. 
I received a digital galley in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Don’t See the Point

While this book is beautiful looking with large, colorful photographs (though some do seem a little too much like standard stock images), I don't quite get the point of it. The description states that this is meant to help people move on from a variety of life situations like divorce or addiction, but I don't see how this book helps that process at all. The book is organized so that there is a single journal page opposite a picture with a quote. Some quotes were interesting while others seemed too generic, like those pep-talk statements you see on posters hanging in a workroom or institutional toilet. Some quotes, too, almost seemed as if they were going for humor, which didn't seem quite right given the context. I just didn't really see how these quotes specifically addressed moving on. And I really didn't see how they could be used as writing prompts. Perhaps it's because I'm used to writing prompts for writers, but I just didn't see how you could take any of these quotes and journal anything meaningful about them and moving on.  So, this book just didn't work for me.
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Write With Me is a great journaling resource for people moving through challenging emotions, particularly grief and loss. Although difficult to navigate as an e-book, the quotes, pictures and prompts offer a wonderful guide to writing through feelings.
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This journal is beautifully designed. The photography is fantastic, and the majority of the statements are new and thought provoking. This is definitely a book to use in hard copy rather than electronically, and it has some nice statements that are thought provoking for journaling.
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This is a journal that contains blank lined pages for writing, as well as pages with photographs that go along with quotes or poems printed over them. The layout is set up so when holding the book open there is a photo/text across from each lined page, to provide some prompting or inspiration for the writing, I really like the concept of this and enjoyed a lot of the text and photographs, however some of the text and images felt too much like stock photos or quotes and reminded me of the "inspirational" posters some teachers would hang up in elementary school.
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A motivational resource for writers at all stages, designed to assist in working through creative blocks and inspiring the writer.
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This was a nice book. I liked the writing prompts a lot and I found my creativity came a lot easier. It helped me come out of a writer’s slump or writer’s block, and I recommend this to others going through the same.
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Not quite what I was expecting when it came to prompts but the photography was stunning and the quotes were inspirational.
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This is a great writing resource to have in your pocket. I loved being able to work on it anywhere, including while waiting for the doctor.
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This is a journal for people moving through difficulties. It is filled with beautiful photographs and quotes that motivate and inspire the reader; the quotes can act as writing prompts. Following each picture there is space for journal writing. I liked the photographs and the layout of the book. It may be helpful for some and would make a nice gift for a friend or relative. 3/5 stars.
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This is a lovely journal with beautiful pictures and words of inspiration.  I use it to journal after my daily meditations.  Very nice. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of this journal. 
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