Put Your Heart On Paper is filled with the inspiring true stories of what happens when people write from their hearts: the shared insights, the new beginnings, the dreams that miraculously come true. In 50 provocative short chapters, acclaimed author Henriette Anne Klauser shows the power of the written word in everyday life: bringing together parents and children, strengthening personal bonds, mending hurt feelings, solving problems, sharing joys, and preserving family history. Putting your heart on paper does not require special talent, a lot of time or training. All you need is a willingness to be yourself and to be open with others. Klauser offers tools and tips to get you started and help you persist beyond the fear and doubt with dozens of ideas to try. From a note tucked in a lunchbox to an interactive journal, from love letters to apologies to a three-minute poem, Put Your Heart On Paper shows us how to find a direct line from our deepest thoughts to another’s heart.
Especially for families, or anyone who wants to know how to deepen relationships or brighten the world you live in. Put Your Heart on Paper is in its 9th printing. This is perhaps the most personal of my books. It is a family-oriented book. There are many examples in here of writing with children, and celebrating life's big times (graduation, landmark birthdays, weddings) and little times, too. If you want to know me, and to know my own family, this is the book that tells our story. But it is not about us--it is about you, and ways that you can, as the cover promises, "use the power of the written word to build relationships, heal emotional wounds, and give an incomparable gift to the people you love."