The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers

The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers

by Vinita Hampton Wright

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829439083
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 681,284
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Vinita Hampton Wright is a Loyola Press editor and writer of many books, including Days of Deepening Friendship and Simple Acts of Moving Forward, and she blogs for DeepeningFriendship.com. She has been practicing Ignatian spirituality for a decade and writing about it for nearly as long. She lives in Chicago, IL, with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.

Table of Contents

First of All vii

1 What Does It Mean to "Write" Spirituality? 1

2 The First Five Things Every Spirituality Writer Needs to Know 5

3 Understanding the Difference between Personal and Public Writing 17

4 How to Make Your Story a Story for Others 27

5 What Authenticity Is and Why It Matters 41

6 Spiritual Formation and the Writer's Discipline 51

7 What You Can Learn from Other Spirituality Writers 63

8 Simple Ways to Make Your Writing Better 73

9 The Engineering of Creativity-Process, Prayer, and Practice 89

10 Product Is the End Result 97

11 Publishing Your Work 105

12 Enduring Truths 129

13 Self-Care for the Writer 141

14 So, Where Is God in All This? 153

Now That You've Found Your Spiritual Writing Voice… 159

Acknowledgments 163

About the Author 165

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