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Reveiw of Henriette Anne Klauser's 'Write It Down, Make It Happen'

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating


Updated October 02, 2006

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for an effective resource to help you develop a lifestyle that better fits what you would describe as your ‘ideal life’, I would recommend you pick this one up. At the very least, it offers an interesting read; used to the fullest, its many practical suggestions can help you develop a more fulfilling and less stressful lifestyle.
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  • This book offers many explanations for how the process of writing down and achieving goals works.
  • It also incorporates spirituality that fits many faiths.
  • Practical advice is offered on various techniques for creating success.
  • Information is gathered from many sources and various schools of thought.
  • Many interesting success stories are included.


  • The spiritual references may be off-putting to some.
  • Research on the process is more anecdotal than scientific.


  • This book shows how to reach your goals more quickly and tangibly by writing them down.
  • It also gives several variations of exactly how this process can work.
  • It provides several explanations from various angles on why the process works.
  • Provides many interesting examples of how it works.
  • It also gives suggestions on what to do if you’re ‘stuck’.

Guide Review - Reveiw of Henriette Anne Klauser's 'Write It Down, Make It Happen'

This book can show you how to relieve stress by following your dreams and creating a lifestyle more in line with your personal goals. Filled with interesting success stories about well-known people as well as regular folks, this book examines the effectiveness of examining and writing down personal goals, and drawing into your life the things you really want. Following these simple principles, you can alter your thinking habits, clarify what you want in life, shift your focus, draw important things into your life, access your deeper needs and desires, and more.

Written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, I found it interesting and fun to read. The chapters and on the short side and well-organized, so that if you only have a small amount of time to read, you can walk away having learned something, or with plenty of ideas to digest.

There are also many examples given of specific ways you can use writing to achieve gains in your life. Whether you like to write extensively and often, or would rather write just once in a while, you will almost certainly find an effective strategy that fits your personality and lifestyle.

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