The Initiated Writer: An online writing experience where you explore and develop ideas through journaling and writing. Develop your writer’s voice; explore the wider world of ideas through the use of expert writing prompts. Discover how to express your truth through the written word. Write about that personal life experience or knowledge in a way that reaches readers. Make what is meaningful to you, meaningful to your readers.
You will receive personal instruction and individualized writing prompts from me.
It is a 5+ session on-line class, via emails. (Comes to a total of 7 lessons).
Cost is only $250.00, and includes one to one help with your writing project from an experienced author and writing instructor. I will critique or respond to 4 pages of your writing after the completion of each lesson, as well as engage with you around your journaling. After completion of the class I will critique 20 pages of your writing (a $120 value alone).
After you sign up I will send out the Introduction with questions and prompts to get us started. After you respond to the introduction I will send you the first lesson. Each time you finish one lesson and send me your pages, I will respond personally to your pages and send you the next lesson. You will have an entire year to finish the class material. At the finish of each lesson, you will send me the related 4 pages. I will read them, critique where appropriate, respond personally to your writing, and give some writing prompts for you to further develop your craft and ideas. After you send me the pages for lesson #5 (the final lesson), I will send you the final Integration lesson. Any time after you send me your completed 5th lesson, you can send me up to 20 pages to critique (within the year deadline).
Join any time, go at your own pace.
Introduction: Entering The Wheel of Initiation: Starting Your Personal Writing Journey . . . This will get us started and ready to hold the five sessions of exploration. Following each session you will have exercises, writing prompts and other “off the page” explorations to deepen your writing experience.
Session One: I am the One Who. Right Place; Right Person: Writing from within the circumstances of your life.
Session Two: Moving through RESISTANCE
Session Three: Myth, Mistress & The Third Thing
Session Four: Writing is Seeing & Exploring: World Into Word
Session Five: Planting Lotuses In the Fire: On & Off the Page. Writer as Meaning Maker.
Follow-up & Integration: Writing Your Talk; Walking Your Words. The Third Place.
One reading requirement: The Zero Point Agreement: How to Be Who You Already Are
Other books will be recommended throughout the class.
Life is without meaning
You bring the meaning to it
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
Joseph Campbell, author and mythologist