The Mythic Bone Book: A Writing Intensive for Word-Witches, Poets, Authors, and Dreamers

  • For word-witches, warrior-poets, bone-women, and wild kings.

    May we write the words that want to be written.

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS OFFERING

    EMAIL INFO@DANIELLEDULSKY.COM TO GET ON THE WAIT-LIST FOR THE 2023 WRITING PROGRAM

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    Mythic imagination is the greatest resource an artist, writer, or maker can possess in this time of intense upheaval. Chaos is the mother of creation, after all. To name a myth teacher is to open that wild and unseen portal between our own small story and the larger tale we are all living, to trust there is a hidden intelligence at work in the world, and to grant shape and meaning to these tumultuous times. Myth illuminates the ancient and the future, the once and the yet-to-be.

    There is a strange story we are here to tell, a tale so potent it will refuse to die on our tongues when our time comes, crawling from our deathbeds and haunting the halls of the timid poets and shy sorceresses who fear showing their work to the world. When we write our heathen verses, our books of bone and blood, we name what wisdom we have gathered as holy. When we mark our memories in writing, we see our stories as something far more magickal than a muddled patchwork of memories, wounds, and wants. Suddenly, we see our childhood friend in the face of the fool or hear our beloved grandmother in the voice of the wandering hag. Every scar wants a story. To tell your story is to ask to be met in your bone-hut, to name the mundane as magick and the profane as poetry.

    This is a 2-part, 8-week intensive journey of deep communion with myth and the word that wants to be written. Participants will begin by naming a guiding myth and then create, plan, and write their own “bone book,” gathered wisdoms, peculiar poetry, and ceremonial invitations to their readers. The non-fiction book might be part grimoire, part memoir, and part bible. Every participant’s book will be unique, tailored to the lived story and specific medicine each writer has to offer. Danielle will guide participants through the mapping of a non-fiction book, meet with participants individually to tailor the “writer’s toolbox” to their needs, and offer support in writing and querying a non-fiction book proposal if so desired.

    Program Structure

    Part I: The Bones of Myth

    June 4th- June 30th

    Beginning on June 4th, participants will choose a guiding myth, folk tale, or wonder story (fairy tale) and create their book’s map. Each week, we will focus on a single stage in the journey, with Danielle offering a “story lantern” or a tale to illuminate a particular truth or telling wisdom, writing ritual, general writing tips and guiding prompts, and an opportunity to share one’s writing with the group (this is optional and will take place off-Facebook in our virtual community). During Part I, participants should plan on dedicating 3 or more hours each week to mapping and writing their Bone Book and meeting with Danielle for their first, introductory session.

    Between Parts I and II, participants should plan to continue their books and decide whether or not they would like to pursue traditional publication. There will be no new work posted between June 30th and August 13th, and the community forum will only be loosely facilitated. Participants will be self-paced during these ‘twixt and ‘tween weeks.

    Part II: The Bone Book

    August 13th-September 9th

    Beginning on August 13th, participants will come back together, be invited to share their work thus far, and create a plan to finish their Bone Book. The weekly work, stories, rituals, and writing tools will reflect and hold the later stages of book writing, including potentially writing a non-fiction book proposal and putting it out into the world. For those who are not pursuing traditional publication, the second part of the program will focus on completing the Bone Book. During Part II, participants should plan to spend at least 3 hours each week on the work and scheduling their second one-on-one session with Danielle.

    This offering includes 2 90-minute community meetings (on the day each part begins), 2 60-minute one-on-one sessions with Danielle, and a two-day online immersion where participants will be invited (but not pressured) to share parts of their book and reflect on the work as a whole.

    The community meetings and online immersion will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Everything in this program is an invitation. You are encouraged but not required to attend our meetings live.

    Live (Virtual) Gatherings:

    The Bones of Myth Meeting

    June 4th, 2022

    11am-12:30pm ET

    The Bone Book Meeting

    August 13th, 2022

    11am-12:30pm ET

    The Harvest Moon Immersion

    August 27th and 28th

    11am-12:30pm ET and 1pm-2:30pm ET BOTH DAYS

    This program is full. Please email Info@DanielleDulsky.Com to get on the wait-list for the next writing program, beginning February 2023. 

    If you’d like to send a short writing sample, you may, but it is not necessary. If you send writing, please paste it in the body of the email and do not include any attachments. If you do not hear back from Danielle in 3 days, please send a follow up email (especially if Mercury is in retrograde).

    Tuition Options*

    1 payment of 2200 (save 250)

    OR

    1 deposit of 450 then five monthly payments of 400 (March 30- August 30 2022)

    Upon registration, you will be added to the community where you have immediate access to these writing workshops (pre-recorded):

    ~ Tongue of the Heathen Poet: A Personal Mythwork, Non-Traditional Business Writing, and Dreamspeak Workshop for Visionaries, Word-Witches, and Storytellers (3 Hours)

    ~ Our Heathen House of Becoming: Word-Witchery, Envisioning, and Personal Mythwork (3 Hours)

    ~ Mythic Writing with Macha and Maeve: Co-Creating with the Archetypes of Embodied Sovereignty, Sacred Appetite, Divine Rage, and Heathen Belonging (3 Hours)

    ~ Heathen Yule: A One-Day Writing Workshop in the Bone-Hut (3.5 Hours)

    ~ Wolf Moon Rites: A One-Day Writing Workshop (3.5 Hours)

    ~ The Selkie’s Homecoming: A One-Day Writing Intensive (3.5 Hours)

    ~ The Oracle of Ghosts: Divination in Darkness for Witches and Dreamers (6.5 Hours)

    Please know our online community is only VERY loosely facilitated until the course begins in June.

    All Mythic Bone Book participants are able to join the Oracle of Bones class at no additional cost.

    *Please note that all fees are non-refundable. If you feel very called to this offering but cannot afford the full tuition, please apply according to the instructions and mention this in your email. You may read our complete policies here. 

     

    FAQs

    I love writing but have never written a thing for public consumption. Is this okay?

    Yes. There is no required “proficiency” level for this offering.

    If I follow the structure, how long will the finished product be?

    About 50-65K words, but don’t let this scare you.

    Can you help me get published?

    This program is not a promise to get published, but, yes, Danielle will share what she knows about the world of publishing, proposals, and query letters. This will be discussed during the one-on-one meetings.

    I’ve already started writing a book. Can I continue my existing project through this program?

    Probably, yes. Tell us a little about your book when you apply so we can make sure it’s a good fit.

    My life is bananas. If I am unable to write consistently, will I get booted from the program?

    No, no booting, but it’s good to be realistic about having the estimated 2-hours/week to dedicate to the work. You will not magickly write the book just because you join a writing program (If only).

    I have absolutely no desire to get published or have anyone read anything I write. Is this program for me?

    Yes, this is totally fine.

    Can I give this as a gift?

    Maybe. Please email us to discuss this briefly and make sure it’s a good fit.

    My question isn’t here. How do I ask it?

    Email Info@DanielleDulsky.Com.

     

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    “Danielle’s memoir writing offering is a sacred gift for wild creatures with a story to tell. Danielle holds a safe, succulent container for untamed witches to find their voices, mine their truths, and write the long kept stories of their wild souls by way of guided visualization, spirit pathworking prompts, and communal witnessing. Memoir writing in this way is delicious, deep, and satisfying work held by Danielle’s exceptional witchy word magic and expertise.” ~ Heather D.
    “I haven’t yet found my voice and I am not a writer…. at least that’s what I used to believe. Those were skills belonging to other gifted souls, not ones I yet possessed….or so I thought. Working with Danielle (who I believe is the greatest word witch of my time) and her methodology, I was able to find my voice, bring words to paper and tap into ideas/energies that begged to be shared. Writing for manifestation, gratitude, spellwork and creativity were brought forth from deep within and almost unrecognizable as my own. Her trust, guidance, generosity and acceptance (of you where you are on your journey), made this apprenticeship a bright light in a dark winter, and one my shadow crone will revisit often.”  – Amy A.

    “I highly recommend any and all of Danielle Dulsky’s writing programs. She is a highly skilled, dedicated and magickal teacher. Her genius process draws out the richest depths of one’s memories, archetypal life patterns, and wild soul, to then be poured and shaped into a book. There is no other writing program like it.

    If you have a book burning in your heart seeking to be writ and a commitment to do so for your revolution, future generations, for yourself, investing in this work will not only move you towards actualizing that desire, it will transform you in remarkable ways you could never have imagined.”-Kathleen P.

    “Danielle’s writing mentorship has been such a gentle and supportive push in the right direction. Her writing prompts and invitations to ritual have helped me to see/feel writing as a process of bringing in Spirit/Inspiration from the beyond and from deep inside myself. They have pushed me deeper and helped be more honest in my writing. The meetings with her are always fun and her incites always surprise and delight me. She meets me right where I am and I so appreciate that. I am excited about my future writing journey and her support and enthusiasm are a big part of that! Also, now I feel writing is part of my own creative ritual, and that feels holy. I strongly recommend her mentorship!”  – Ruchi J.
    “Having Danielle as a mentor for the writing apprenticeship has been unparalleled to any other creative experience. Her guidance in the ritual and craft of writing has helped to hone in my voice, give inspiration for discipline rather than an ordinary day to day routine and allowed an authenticity to spark. Danielle has a gift as a teacher and the way she so humbly offers herself as a guide on this path.”  – Megan L.
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