Memoir of the Haunted Heart: An Intensive 13-Week Writing Journey

  • For Holy Heathens. Begins 9/25

    Memory is the mother of muse.

    Completely Online

    Registration for this offering is closed. If you’d like to be placed on the wait-list in case a spot opens last-minute, please follow the instructions to apply.

    Some hearts are haunted houses where every red-walled corridor is graced by the ghost of a memory, where familiar lovers dance to the drumbeat of our pulse at the fireside and our most beloved skeleton women circle in the parlor. 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 13-week intensive journey of deep communion with the mythic muse. Participants will frame their personal story of sensual-spiritual-soulful evolution in 13 chapters, writing their memoirs under the Harvest, Blood, and Ancestors’ Moons. Participants will begin by creating a map of their “haunted house,” naming seed memories for each cobwebbed room, creating sigils (sacred symbols) for each room that will become a chapter in their memoir. Participants will be given the bare bones of the memoir; these are loose and flexible guidelines, stage-specific writing prompts, and writing rituals that are all invitations more than have-tos.

    Program Structure

    Beginning on 9/25, participants will create the memoir’s map and begin dedicating two or more hours each week to writing. Each week, we will focus on a single stage in the journey, with Danielle offering an opening ritual, a general (and malleable) structure of the chapter using 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).

    This offering includes 2 90-minute community meetings (one per moon), 2 45-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 memoir and reflect on the work as a whole.

    The community meetings and online immersion will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Everything is an invitation.

    Community Meetings:

    September 25th

    11am-12:30pm ET

    The Harvest Moon

     

    October 30th

    11am-12:30pm ET

    The Blood Moon

     

    November 27th and 28th

    10am ET -3pm ET both days (there are plenty of body-kindness breaks)

    The Ancestors Moon Immersion

     

    There are 13 spots available in this offering, and they have all filled. To be placed on the wait-list, please email Danielle at Info@DanielleDulsky.Com with your answer to this question:

    Why do you feel called to join this program?

    If you do not hear back from Danielle in 2 days, please send a follow up email (especially if Mercury is in retrograde). Registration is open now and will remain open until all 13 spaces have filled.

    Tuition Options

    All fees are non-refundable. If you feel very called toward this offering but cannot afford the full tuition, please email us. We have a limited number of partial scholarships available for this offering. There are NO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS available for this program.

    1 payment of 2200 (save 250)

    1 deposit of 450 then five monthly payments of 400 (July-November 2021)

    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)

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

    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 45K-60K words, but don’t let this scare you.

    Can you help me get published?

    This program is not a promise to get published. Danielle will share what she knows about the world of publishing, proposals, and query letters, but that is absolutely not the focus of this offering. If you would like one-on-one coaching to prepare a nonfiction book for publication, see Danielle’s other offering: The Word That Wants to Be Written.

    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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    Testimonials

    “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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