Writing the Sacred Journey
Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir
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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.
Skinner House Books, 9781558964709, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
About the Author
Elizabeth J. Andrew teaches memoir, essay, and journal writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She is the author of Writing the Sacred Journey and On the Threshold.