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When you begin, you know nothing. When you think you know what you’re doing – you don’t. Beginner’s Mind keeps your writing alive.
Pay Attention! Observe everything. If you don’t see it or feel it… …you can’t write it.
This is a fantastic (and hilarious) lecture by Kurt Vonnegut explaining how story shapes work:
You can find out more and download an infographic with all the story shapes featured in the lecture here: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-universal-shapes-of-stories-according-to-kurt-vonn-1526559996
More silliness from Wrong Hands… What is the 7th commandment…? I had to look it up!
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
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