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How did I come to this practice?

Do you ever get overwhelmed when you see or hear the prescriptive writing mandates so popular on the internet and in writing culture? By prescriptive, I mean the “must do’s” Things like, "you must write everyday. . . you must be immersed in current events to have anything meaningful to say, you must follow this type of structure, your characters must have this type of conflict and it goes on and on.

If you are anything like me, all these mandates feel overwhelming, even deflating. I’m not saying there is no process to writing (I’ve taught over 5 years of writing both to middle schoolers and college students, so believe me, I know process and methodology.) 

However, in my own creative writing, I often found myself “seeing scenes” or receiving hunches about a character that weren’t so conventional.

 

As I grew in my practice, I learned that my unique abilities that come with being an empath and intuitive tuned me to a different kind of creativity that wasn’t about following formulas, but rather trusting my ability to discover the emotional temperature of people and situations.

I now approach writing as something I receive, rather than manipulate.

While "receptive writing"might sound like it would just apply to fiction, it actually applies to any form of writing, be it images for a poem or unearthing memories and meaning for a memoir.

How do you know if this course is for you?

 

  • If you want to be open to the gifts your particular personality offers your creativity, particularly your writing practice…
     

  • If you want your writing practice to feel more like a relationship, a space to have open hands and receive rather than a battle-like pursuit, then this course is for you!

A course sneak-peak:

 

There will be a small amount of outside class writing/prep, but most of the work will be done in workshop itself.

 

Week 1: How to recognize and explore your empathy and intuition in order to form your own receptive writing practice.

 

Week 2: Develop a personal relationship with your characters (whether they be human or not, fictitious or real.)

 

Week 3: Collecting idea fragments and scenes without forcing the narrative.

Week 4: How to know when a story is fully birthed; choosing a rite of passage; editing.

If this workshop resonates with you in any way, you go ahead and reserve your place now! (No payment* will be billed until we have personally connected via email.)

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