The main difference between the two options listed below is how much talking I do. On Fridays, I lead a short meditation to get us all focused for our writing, then I turn off my mic and we all write together. The workshop is much more instructional. Everyone is welcome at either or both.
Every Friday at 9:30am PST I host an online meditation and writing group. We meditate for 10 minutes, then shift directly into writing. When the hour is up, you can either log off and keep writing or hang out for a bit and chat with the other writers in the group.
More information can be found here: The Mindful Writers Group
Things to know:
- Everyone is welcome.
- This is not a critique group.
- There will be a prompt for those who want one, but we mostly bring projects in progress.
- While we don’t read our work out loud to the group, participants are encouraged to support each other outside of our weekly sits.
- You don’t need to have any experience meditating. All religions are welcome. We simply practice mindfulness as a way to focus our minds before writing.
If you’ve never tried meditation, this is a great opportunity to experience how focusing the mind can lead to some really productive writing.
If you’re an experienced meditator, this is a wonderful way to connect with other like-minded writers.
Hope to see you there!
In A Workshop:
- September 26, 2020
- 9:00am-3:30pm PST
The Mindful Writers Workshop is a six-hour online seminar is designed specifically for writers looking to draft more compelling, resonant, and authentic prose, whether composing fiction, narrative nonfiction, or memoir.
In addition to exploring how mindful awareness can guide our craft, we will also discuss the myriad ways a solid meditation practice can serve to keep us healthy, both mentally and physically.
Suitable for beginning meditators as well as those with an established practice, novice writers as well as published authors.