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

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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

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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

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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: Writing as a Sacred Path – Jill Jepson

Writing as a Sacred Path by Jill Jepson is a practical guide to discovering the deeper purpose behind your writing. She describes writing as a vocation or calling; not just a job you do, but something you feel compelled to do regardless of the outcome. Writing becomes a central part of your life and you… Continue reading Review: Writing as a Sacred Path – Jill Jepson

Writing Prompts

Create your own Game of Thrones character arc…

Create your own version of Game of Thrones using this silly character story arc generator. Simply choose one from each column and then write a story based on the results. It can’t fail! How about: Random guy with a beard dies just because… Hmmm, maybe not. Add yours in the comments below… Courtesy of Wrong… Continue reading Create your own Game of Thrones character arc…

Writing

Inside Story: Notes on the 3-Act Structure

In my review of Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc by Dara Marks, we had a brief look at the importance of theme in the creation of stories. Once you’ve identified what your story is really about – or its thematic value – you can begin to build a structure around your characters… Continue reading Inside Story: Notes on the 3-Act Structure