Writing Prompts

Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Buried Treasure

Last week we created a portal into another world in an exercise from Writing as a Sacred Path by Jill Jepson. This week: a final exercise from the warrior path section that’s designed to help you find the courage to speak your truth, whatever that may be. This isn’t easy, as Jill Jepson explains: “Anxiety… Continue reading Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Buried Treasure

Writing Prompts

Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Finding the Portal

Last week we listened to the mystery in an exercise from Writing as a Sacred Path by Jill Jepson. This week: an exercise from the shamanic path section that’s designed to help you enter the world of imagination and explore what you find there. Jill Jepson explains: “Even when he is fully prepared, the shaman… Continue reading Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Finding the Portal

Writing Prompts

Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Listening to Mystery

Last week we explored the life of an atom in an exercise from Writing as a Sacred Path by Jill Jepson. This week: an exercise from the monastic path section that’s designed to encourage you to embrace silence and solitude. It’s not easy to allow yourself to be silent, especially when there are so many… Continue reading Sacred Path Writing Exercise: Listening to Mystery

Writing Prompts

Sacred Path Writing Exercise: the Life of an Atom

Last week I reviewed Writing as a Sacred Path by Jill Jepson and promised to share some of the exercises from the book. This week: an exercise from the mystic path section that’s designed to open your consciousness to a wider reality. Jill Jepson explains: “When a reader becomes lost in a story or poem,… Continue reading Sacred Path Writing Exercise: the Life of an Atom

Book Reviews

Review: Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Brande

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande is a classic in the field of self-help for writers. It was originally published in 1934 and has been much imitated since. It’s similar in intent to Writing Down the Bones and aims to get you writing by tapping into your inner genius. Sounds great, but is it worth… Continue reading Review: Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Brande

Book Reviews

Review: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg is a collection of short reflections on writing designed to help you become a better writer. The advice and inspiration is rooted in the practice of Zen but you don’t need to know anything about Buddhism to benefit from it. There are many similarities… Continue reading Review: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg

Writing Inspiration

Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work

Here we conclude our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list.… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work