Praise for Writing for Bliss:

“Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab’s willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging Read more

Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey.”

~from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD

“By listening to ourselves and what we are saying and feeling the true story of our life’s past experience is revealed. Diana Raab’s book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life coaching wisdom and our writing…” 

~BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of The Art of Healing and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul

Writing for Bliss brims with the truths of Raab’s life, as well as that of other established and beloved authors and philosophers. Writing for Bliss is far more than a “how-to-manual,” it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure. Bravo to Bliss!”

~LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton and Bespotted: My Family’s Love Affair With Thirty-Eight Dalmations

Writing for Bliss is a wonderfully warm, generous and inspiring book on the transformative powers of writing in our daily lives. Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life’s many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following.”

~JAMES BROWN, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and The River

“In Writing for Bliss, Diana Raab reminds us to begin every page with an open mind, a curious heart, and fresh eyes. The prompts are thoughtful, stimulating, and a valuable resource for any writer’s mental health and spiritual growth.”

~ DINTY W. MOORE, author of The Mindful Writer

“Engrossing techniques for reflective writing and self-expression, with the aim of bringing about growth and personal transformation through telling your own life story. Suitable for both experienced and emerging writers, students and academics.”


“Diana Raab describes my writing process to the tee. She nails it. All that we write is us, the universal experience of life comes from the specific details we explore in our own lives. The disturbances we observe and the sense we make of things become the stories we tell, which, in turn, become the catharsis we need to live from one day to the next. Read more

“Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you and yearning to be told.”

~PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times Bestseller Succeed on Your Own Terms

Writing for Bliss brings to an aspiring author everything necessary to accomplish a finished book. Raab’s detailed instruction includes her own journey from  journaling in childhood to completed published works.  She shares a look into her ‘warrior-self’, and how to use prompts to write from an inner point of view—the transpersonal-self.”

~BARBARA SINOR, PhD, author of Finding Destiny and The Pact: Messages from the Other Side

“Diana Raab keeps simple and yet profound in this persuasive book about why and how writing can heal us and lead to transformation in our lives. For anyone who has ever wanted to write a story, poem, memoir, or create a blog, journal or spiritual writing practice, Raab gives you powerful tools to untie your knots, open your heart, and find more happiness. This wonderful book is for everyone, beginning and seasoned writers alike will be inspired to write with more authenticity, joy, and truth.”

~JULIE GOHMAN, PhD, author of 10 Sacred Questions for Every Woman and 10 Sacred Questions for Every Mother

“Diana Raab’s life, philosophy and academic preparation combine in this volume to guide readers into understanding themselves and the writing process. Her words will guide you to your own discoveries, both spiritual and practical and allow bliss to become a significant aspect of your life. As a sister survivor of cancer at City of Hope, our lives, our teachings, and our writings are forever intertwined.”

 ~ JULIE DAVEY, Author of Writing for Wellness: A Prescription for Healing

“Diana Raab’s promise of bliss is no exaggeration. Take her wisdom. Follow her advice. They indeed lead to success no matter the creative bonnet you have donned today. And, yes, Bliss.”

~ CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON, poet fiction writer, and book marketer

“This is a very useful resource, one that writers of all genres will return to frequently.”

                                                                                       ~READERS FAVORITE

“I have read quite a lot of books, websites, and other resources, but this one definitely stands out…The book provides abundant writing tips to the novice as well as seasoned writers. In a nutshell, pick up this book if you are looking for some inspiration to write.”


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