Writing as Adventure

June 2, 2021

Week Four – Writing as Adventure

Writing has so much to give, so much to teach,
so many surprises.

-Ann Lamott

Welcome to Week Four of the Writing Dance

This is our final week of the Writing Dance!  The process we will explore today takes us on the adventure of following the thread of a thought or an idea and discovering where it takes us and what wisdom it has to share with us.  As we write, we may be surprised by what comes, in this way, the writing becomes our teacher.

The act of writing turns out to be its own

-Ann Lamott

The Writing Practice

The Focusing writing practice we used this week is from Sondra Perl.  This practice offers a framework that helps us follow the threads of an idea or topic that we have wanted to put into words, but may not have quite known how to do it.  Through a series of questions that guide us to connect with our body’s wisdom, we will discover more and more clarity as words make their way onto the page.

Please click the button below to be taken to Sondra Perl’s Composing Guideline process we used this week.


Words of Inspiration

The exercises that have acted as riverbanks for us throughout this writing dance are there to help our soul express what it longs to say.  I believe that our creative expression helps form and shape who we are becoming.  I believe that nature celebrates every time we take part in an act of creation.  We liberate new life through our creative expressions.  As John O’Donohue says, “We were created to be creators.”

May what you have experienced here, help you go forward and create!


In Closing

I hope that you have enjoyed this writing practice as you allowed writing to take you on an adventure of discovery.  This is a writing process of revelation, allowing something hovering in your awareness to gain more and more substance and depth.  May you come back to this practice whenever you need to play with words and images in order to express a thought or idea that is in the process of unfolding.  

Many blessings,

Kathy by the Ocean

Connect & Share

You are invited to share a word of wisdom about your experience with this writing practice.  So often, what we share will help another, so may our words be ones that encourage and support one another.