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Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall

A re you looking for the best possible guidance about how to get your thoughts down in writing? Look no further!

In “Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall” the international writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside so that writing becomes a truly vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment.

C.G.Jung said that in addition to understanding ourselves, we also need to express ourselves, that is, find our own voice.

B oth understanding self and expression are about our uniqueness. One of the ways of expressing ourselves and of finding our own voice is through writing.

I have attended Barbara’s Freefall Writing workshops for about 25 years, and her method has given me the courage to put myself on the page. I mention her approach of focussing on what works in my Insight, Why take the most benevolent perspective? “Writing without a parachute” contains her basic precepts, which she also teaches in her writing workshops.

Her five precepts are:
- Write what comes up for you
- Don’t change anything
- Give all the sensuous detail
- Go where the energy is
- The ten-year rule - for autobiographic material

By applying these precepts in your writing you will discover ease and pleasure in writing. You will also discover something of the shape of your own soul.

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