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Chapter 3: Odyssey Writing: A Guide for Participants

Chapter 3: Odyssey Writing: A Guide for Participants
Chapter 3: Odyssey Writing: A Guide for Participants

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  • "Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide" begins the first sentence of Homer's Odyssey . The Oxford English...
  • To incorporate all the possibilities might mean writing a book! And you may want to write a book! But for the purposes of this program, you...
  • Approaches to writing inform the finished product. You may choose to write in a "stream of consciousness" without any particular focus in...
  • Here it is! The moment you've been waiting for—or dreading! The pencils are sharpened, the pens lined up in a row, the cover is off the...
  • During your retreat weekend, you may have chosen a partner for the writing interval. You and your partner might meet together occasionally...
  • You've done it! Your Odyssey, the pages of your life, is complete. Put the pages in a drawer and leave them alone for a couple of days (don...
  • Special Objects You may want to incorporate into your Odyssey presentation some of the artifacts from your High Hill retreat or from your...
  • "In every end, there is a beginning," wrote T.S. Eliot. Presenting your Odyssey to others who all have engaged in a similar process offers...
  • Congratulations! You have presented your life story. You have told that life to a room full of people who support you and care about you...

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