Here’s something different for your book club –
* A novel
* The characters’ journals
* Your journal
Time to move beyond blank journal pages
Calliope’s Diary offers a personal journal full of ideas and questions designed to lead you to philosophize, organize, energize and ponder Calliope’s Diary also tells the tales of the lives, labors and loves or interesting, modern women. Read their stories. Read their diaries and then add to this new and different type of journal.
“It’s flirtation infidelity!” Calliope declares after discovering that Mr. Amorous-Guy-at-Work has a girlfriend. Calli, as Calliope is informally called, shares her angst with her friend Clary as they alternately chit-chat and process their thoughts in their diaries. Calli is happily distracted by Clary’s journal that organizes all aspects of her busy life. In Calliope’s Diary, Calli connects with her seven closest friends who express their ideas and process their emotions with the help of their journals. Their other-than-blank journal pages:
1)Organize our thoughts and goals--in business ledger-inspired pages
2)Offer an opportunity to vent frustrations—on pages with questions designed to pull forth the readers' feelings
3)Lead readers to discover what they are made of—by diagramming where they have been through the use of time lines and historical contexts
4)Assist journalers in further defining who they are—through the use of lists of the readers' favorite things
5)Encourage us to be grateful—with the help of calendar pages inviting reflections on thanks and manifesting
6)Focus our power—by using a series of tools both to define challenges and overcome
7)Help us determine life direction—on divided pages that welcome both the ideas of the journal owner as well as the musings of a fellow diarist
8)Provide a place to reflect upon our beliefs--in a manifesto-type section that asks the reader to define her beliefs.
The Author--Martha Gillis—is a novelist, attorney, mother and journal keeper.