Slowly Finding the Writing Voice

“In Sense Writing, I often talk about trust, and to me Sense Writing is a practice in understanding that there is a part of us below the surface that is intelligent and intricate. A part that lies beyond our own will; a part that is often smarter than the rest our sense of self.

image Sense Writing is an empirical practice in knowing that if we settle into ourselves, work with our nervous system, and refine the information we give this part of ourselves, that part of ourselves grows! The still presence deep within becomes a more conscious and integrated part of our direct experiences- not through effort and reductive reasoning, but through an ongoing and specific process of curiosity and investigation.” Madelyn Kent

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Sense Writing- what is it?!

In the midst of an initial discovery and upon first impressions of this curious term, found in the wee hours earlier this morning, I gleefully recognize the very real prospects of longterm handicap liberation!

It’s a gift! A gift I tell you, to finally find a relatable, accessible method that states it will slowly take a writing novice through to development of one’s own coupe de plume! Sense writing, is based in consciously experiencing somatically focused observation exercises, that one practice writes in short initial sentences, progressively building on clearly observed stages over time.

Study- still life calligraphy

Kerrie B. Wrye Study- still life calligraphy

Being kinesthetic/visually dominant, writing is not natural. It’s a foreign engagement quite often resulting in a psychologically/emotionally, even physiologically painful struggle. There has been real fear about expressing from such an intimate expression of selfhood, one too vulnerable to risks of attack, that anything else has seemed preferable- until now.

Therefore, owing to a very personal and lifelong commitment to communication and clarity of understanding no matter what, and certainly reflective of the reality that I can be found during nightly bouts of insomnia, intuitively scouring the Internet for nourishment, meaningful and hard-found connections to right-fitting tools/solutions; hard-found resources that eventually are recognized as repeatedly in front of the one who is searching, a very long time!

Sense writing is a new exploration on this path to cultivating solid, workable, longterm, personally enriching and meaningful writing skills!

What obstacles have you experienced getting out your compelling truth/vision? How have, do or did you find a solution/ overcome those obstacles?

Share your responses in the comments section. La femme artiste would love hearing from you.

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La Femme Artiste

“Making art is like making fire in the dead and cold of the night. It gives out light, it gives out heat, it gives direction…” –Lily Yeh

Lily Yeh’s statement is a good one to describe my own tentative steps, embracing life through traditional media again.

spring bouquet copy  Kerrie B. Wrye,  Favorite vase in spring , graphite on paper, 8″x 5.5″

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