Free online writing retreat being offered by Loyola Press author Vinita Hampton Wright

Whether you are a published author, an aspiring author or someone who just loves writing in your diary or journal, I highly recommend this free week-long writing retreat offered by Vinita Hampton Wright of Loyola Press.

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You can subscribe to receive the posts in your email by clicking here. Each day you will receive writing exercises and teaching from Vinita; you can choose when and where you “attend” this retreat thanks to the flexibility of the online experience.

This year’s theme is “Writing for the Soul.” Vinita offers details here:

WritingRetreat book_Soul Tells a StoryI also highly recommend Vinita’s book, The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life; this book changed my life. This book is not just for writers but for anyone engaged in creativity. Vinita shares her own experiences along with sage advice, leading you on a journey within that will reveal an unexpected treasure trove within yourself.

Besides adding a tremendous dimension to my writing, I found myself coming to understand the creative within me and how to deal with it. This is a gritty read; the exploration and authentic living of the creative life is necessarily risky. It also is a life brimming over with exhilaration and joy, opening your eyes and your heart to a whole new world.

Check out this wonderful, and FREE, week-long writing retreat!

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5 Replies to “Free online writing retreat being offered by Loyola Press author Vinita Hampton Wright”

  1. Rocks Through My Window by Jeannie Coco, pub. in 2013, is an excellent parallel to your descriptions. Kindly check out her website: jeanniecoco.com. Maybe the two blog sites can feed each other. There appears to be many similarities.

  2. WOW. I hope I can find time to do this because it sounds like just the sort of thing that would be up my alley (especially at this time of year, change of season, etc.). Thanks for posting!

  3. Thanks so much for posting this, Susan. I read The Soul Tells a Story ages ago and it was as if Vinita Wright had read my mind. It really helped me to accept my quirks and identify myself as a not-so-wierd-after-all writer and person. I loved her book Velma Still Cooks in Leeway. I don’t know how I will have the time for it, but I signed up for the retreat!

    1. I felt the same way about The Soul Tells a Story – it was like she told my story too. It made me realize how important it is to understand what you are about and what motivates you to do what you do. Self-knowledge plus the further knowledge that the creative process is larger than we are as individuals. Some of us believe that to be a sign of God’s grace active within us – we give it the name of “God.” Others like Emerson and Bronson Alcott see is as a movement towards becoming divine, becoming like God. And others don’t necessarily attribute the process to God or grace but have their own explanations for the process. But I imagine you cannot be an artist of any sort without giving yourself to something greater than yourself, however you explain it.

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