Frequently Asked Questions about Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness

Who would benefit from the Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness online writing class?

Writers from any background or level of experience, and from any (or no) spiritual background, who want to explore how the sacred art of self-expression, cultivate balance of their many selves, and work toward a sense of wholeness.

What type of writing will I be expected to create?

You’ll be writing what you want to write, in any form you wish.

How will this class help me find balance and wholeness?

You will be learning about the Divine Receptive and the Inspired Action, two states of being that center us in our Divine Wholeness. Through guided meditation and breath work, readings, and written exercises, you will engage with techniques designed to still the white noise around you and tap into the frequency of your heart and soul.

What are assignments like?

The assignments for this course are a series of guided meditations, readings and prompts. While we will not necessarily be generating new pieces of work, we will be generating a reflective writing practice, and trying on different ways of observing the way our body, mind, and spirit react in the world. This can be a deeply personal and emotional process, and so you are not required to describe your experience, only indicate how each experience and assignment made you feel or what you learned. For example, if you chose to do a guided meditation to meet your power animal, you do not need to tell anyone what your animal is, or where you found them, only that you had a profound experience that left you tingling or aching or euphoric or calm.

How is my writing critiqued?

Your writing will not be “critiqued” in this class because criticism inhibits your creative spirit. In Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness, you receive supportive feedback that highlights your strengths, celebrates your unique creative spirit, and supports you on your journey toward a more whole, balanced you.

How do I submit my weekly writing assignments?

You email your homework to the entire class anytime prior to midnight EST on Sunday.

How do I interact with my classmates and teacher?

Each week, following your instructor’s guidelines, you’ll create a brief response to the writing of your classmates which they, in turn, will do for you.  These responses are due anytime prior to midnight EST on Tuesday.  All the comments, plus your teacher’s feedback, are compiled into one email – your virtual classroom! – which you receive by Thursday evening each week. Instruction, feedback and supportive community combine to give you a dynamic growth experience.

What is the time commitment for the course?

The reading and writing you do for this online writing class will take about two hours a week. You’ll probably need an additional hour to respond to the writing of your classmates. That’s a time commitment of just three hours a week.

How many people are in a class?

The Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness online writing class is limited to 7 participants.

When does the class meet?

There are NO REQUIRED MEETING TIMES in this online writing workshop. Assignments are submitted weekly at your convenience, anytime prior to the deadline of midnight EST on Sunday.

How is Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness organized?

The online writing program begins with one 5-week segment (PART ONE).  Thereafter you have the option of continuing your study privately with your teacher, with customized assignments.

Do I need computer skills to participate in this online writing program?

No. All you need is a basic familiarity with e-mail, an ability to click on links to the Internet, and the capacity to download a PDF file.

Do I have to purchase anything?

No. All your readings are provided with the course material.

How much does it cost?

The Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness online writing course consists of 5 weekly sessions and costs $265.

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When's the next class?

New Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness online writing classes start up continually throughout the year. The next one will begin Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

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How do I register?

You may register online by paying with your credit/debit card through PayPal.  No additional forms are needed.

You may also register offline by check using a printable form.

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