Writing Exercise Follow-Up

Note the power of beginning with a tangible object.  Sometimes, when we set out to write about the “spiritual,” we tend to resort to abstractions and other-worldly experiences.  But on the page, energy is conveyed through details.

The objects in our lives link us to memories, emotions, and relationships. They are reliable launching places for writing memoir and trusty pathways to holiness.




Common Questions

First, Elizabeth addresses common responses to this writing exercise and provides three strategies for developing boundaries around your writing practice.

Second, she discusses how learning to not consider the audience takes time, how objects hold emotion and memory, and the value of tracking our mental and emotional associations.