WRITING SPIRIT, THE SCHOOL
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Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? Becoming a writer? Is there a book inside you wanting to be born? Enter into the power and majesty of your own Writing Spirit with New York Times best-selling author Lynn Andrews.
“You are a writer. Your act of power is the book or the story that you are creating.
It is now time for you to bloom.” Lynn V. Andrews
Message from Lynn
Everything comes from nothing. Our universe is magnificent in its manifestations of power, but when you go to the center, when you go to the beginning of things, you move, not into the world outside of you, but to the interior world, the universe that lives within. It is from the essence of that universe that all of life is born.
In creating a written page of words, which are actually symbols that mean many unexplainable things, a truth is coming to you and to those who read your words. The synchronicities begin to happen without your noticing. You experience that you are not lost and that your eternal dialogue with whatever is divine to you continues no matter what.
Truth is found in the space between the words. In my Writing School, you will learn how to go into that space to find the kernels of truth you have planted through your own choice of words and ideas. So often we don’t realize the full import
of what we are saying until we’ve already said it. As you begin to stalk the truth between the words, magical and wonderful things begin to happen!
You find a new vibrancy not only in what you are creating but within your own sense of being. You awaken your whole self at the same time that you awaken your writing voice, giving you a powerful sense of urgency and confidence to your commitment to yourself. You find the creative spirit within you. As you nurture it to full bloom you truly begin to believe in your own talent and brilliance as a writer.
What are your strengths? What are your frailties? What are your best and worst mirrors, those reflections of you that you find everywhere? Learn how to write them down without judgment and become intimately familiar with them, because they are often the seeds for your best writing.
I began writing because I wanted to feel better. I love books. I love paper. I love the craft of putting a book together, the skill of words being strung together in an artful way. When I read, I look to whatever I am reading to change me somehow, to move me beyond myself, to entertain me or teach me in some way. I read to learn. I read what teaches me. This can all be done in the way a book is written.
I became a writer when I found a truth within myself and then gave that truth a voice through my books. This two-year School I have designed is here to take you through your own journey of finding truth within yourself and then giving it a voice through your writing.
Together, we will stretch our imaginations and explore our writing nature in bold, exciting ways. We will stretch the bounds of what we think our abilities are until finally you take down all the fences that you have allowed to stand between you and the writer you’ve always known you can be.
This leads us straight to the magnificent Twisted Hair Storytelling Wheel, powerful and mysterious. This Wheel guides you on a true hero’s journey into the heart of your own creative soul. We will circle this mighty Wheel together as you learn of your hidden luster and your own writing spirit.
You will certainly feel shifted at the end of this magical journey. Experience the mystery of shamanism as you travel out of old shadows into the special light of YOUR Writing Spirit!
Let the magic begin!
In Love & Spirit,
A Student’s Journey…
I sought direction,
And The Sacred Wheel became my compass.
I built a Bridge,
And discovered a world of possibilities.
In the dark of the West,
I found light.
In the Hall of Mirrors,
I found laughter.
In the Teachings of the Wind,
I found change.
In the strength of my Teacher,
I found empowerment.
When my work was less than perfect,
I found acceptance.
On a journey to the desert,
I found new friends.
And in the flash of a Lightning Bolt,
I found my Writing Spirit!
Thank you, Lynn…
Thank you, Thank you!
—Athena (Teena) Tainio, Class 2010,
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Previous Students said…
If you are looking for a creative writing class where there is a criteria on sentence structure or grammatical elements – then this may not be what you are looking for. This is a class of self-discovery. A way of writing that allows a person to look within a mirror of your own imagination and voice. Lynn Andrews writes in her book on “Love and Power” that if we wait for an external acceptance of anything we do, then we can never become the master of that art. This class is self-paced and teaches you to trust the process of your own psyche by using the tools of the [writers] wheel and the support of that effort. – Evelyn Schultz, Class of 2010
Just wanted to say what a blessing this weekend [year end gathering] was for me and how very grateful I am for the chance to be with you all in person. I am humbled and inspired by your beautiful writing spirits. Thank you for the courageous and generous sharing of yourselves. – Sarah Telles, Class of 2010