The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process

Francesca Lia Block
Published in 2018
by Seal Press

“Life might be hard, but art? This we can do. Together.” Francesca Lia Block’s The Thorn Necklace is a prescriptive memoir examining the interrelationship between life’s challenges and artistic practice, and the transformative potential of creative writing as a healing process. Block shares lively anecdotes from her personal life and from exemplary literature, and provides numerous exercises on narrative development for writers of both prose and poetry seeking to channel their own creative energy and experiences into powerful storytelling.