“Joyce was instrumental in showing me how dreams could help my writing. Her spot-on feedback showed me where to put my effort. She opened my eyes to the possibilities of using dreams to better not only my writing but any aspect of my life.” — Cheri Powell, author, Louisville, Kentucky
THE NEW WAY OF WRITING:
Let Dreams Be Your Guru
Bring forth your special talents and gifts, express your authentic voice, and create the books, songs, poems, and screenplays you are longing to write. Just as writing pages was the foundation of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, expressing dreams, our nighttime messages, is the heart of The New Way of Writing.
“Joyce, my goal for your class was the outline for one chapter; instead, I received guidance for the entire book.” —Carol D., California
Your dreams solve problems in your writing and your career. Dreams guide the direction, content, and business of your writing and your work. Dreams literally lead to visionary creations:
–Paul McCartney credits the creation of two Beatles’ megahits – Yesterday and Let It Be – to dreams.
–Frankenstein, the classic novel by English author Mary Shelley – was inspired by a dream (more like a nightmare.)
–August Kekule, nineteenth century German chemist, made two major scientific discoveries – the origin of the Structural Theory and the unusual circular configuration of the Benzene molecule – because of his dreams.
I know first-hand the power of dreams to impact both the direction and content of writing and work and life. While writing a screenplay, I grew increasingly puzzled over a pivotal scene. Then, a dream provided the answer. A writer with chronic writer’s block, I dreamt of an etching hanging on my apartment wall. In the black and white drawing, five women were entwined by their work and play. The next morning, I wrote the crucial scene.
“Since I registered, I’ve been dreaming up a storm. Last night Katharine Hepburn visited.” Bonnie F., Journalist, San Francisco Bay Area
Dreams have guided other women in their work, writing, and life:
–An aspiring documentary filmmaker dreamt a dog was chasing her. She thought the dog represented society’s attitudes toward her. Then she realized the animal symbolized her own fears and she possessed the ability to confront them. Within three months, she edited shelved film footage and arranged two sold-out screenings of her film.
–One artist had a dream she and other women artists were called to bear witness against the Gulf War. She had thought artists were helpless to elicit social change. The dream led her to create a series of visual communications about war and peace and helped her make sense of a troubled world for herself and others.
Another personal example, I was planning a talking heads television program of health experts when a voice in a dream said, “You’re doing this all wrong” and dictated a revised script in symbolic form.
How The New Way Works
Perfect for individuals and for writers’ conferences and retreats, author symposiums, and green festivals. Joyce addresses how our nighttime messages can mitigate challenges to self-expression, guide the content of your project, and manifest your vision.
Dreams are an incredibly effective tool for achieving your writing goals. They allow you to look within yourself rather than to outside “authorities” for inspiration and creativity. In the practical New Way of Writing, you will learn tips to remember and understand your dreams. You will create an original work with the guidance of your dreams. And, you will create an action agenda, shaped by your passions, talents, and goals, to manifest your vision.
BENEFITS OF THE NEW WAY OF WRITING
–Become more confident in self expression and business acumen;
–Re/discover journaling and dreaming as everyday practices available to everyone;
–Invoke the guiding, healing, and truth-telling attributes of dreams for personal and planetary change.
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
“This process has changed my life. . . . Connecting writing and my dream work with the voices and messages in my dreams is very powerful. . . I’ve been wandering around humming the past few days. My husband and daughter have noticed something is different.” –CK, Missouri
“Thank you all for helping me become more secure in my expression of my innermost self. I have gone from FEAR to looking forward to each assignment.” –– RP, California
“This is the first time in my life I have actually had a plan for myself (with short-term and long-term goals). I have preached it for years in business but never planned my own life in that way. It’s nice to have a plan for myself… and not what others had planned for me.” –Leslie R., Nevada
THE NEW WAY OF WRITING: Let Dreams Be Your Guru
To book an individual course (4-sessions, online or in person, $99) or a group presentation, contact info@JoyceLynn.com 415-267-7620 Gift certificates available
Perfect for writing groups, journalists, social change activists, healing centers, and anyone wanting to cultivate your passion or your cause.
About Joyce Lynn
Joyce Lynn is a journalist and author. She calls upon dreams for the business as well as the content of her writing and in every aspect of her life. Her goal: to empower women to use the natural resources of dreams and intuition in their writing and work. Drawing on a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Journalism/Communications, she has taught Writing and Dreams classes on the power of dreams at retreats, community centers, salons, and online for many years.
She is the author of the books Plum Dreams Diary: On Mothers, Men, Modern Medicine, and the Divine and Dreams and the Wisdom Within.
Dreams guided the creation, content, and format of the books.
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HOW THE FIRST DREAM I EVER REMEMBERED RESCUED MY SCREENPLAY — AND MY CAREER
“Several scenes later, at the altar, the heroine Jennifer, who midway through the screenplay had decided to give up her flourishing career as a television news reporter to marry Mr. Wrong, stuns her friends when she announces she is calling off her marriage. She promises to return to news reporting with a renewed social conscience and to find strength in herself.”
Fortunately for Jennifer, her creator had a nocturnal message saving the heroine of Real Dreams from a terrible mistake. For this writer, at the time disillusioned with my own journalism career, the dream affirmed the value of media but launched my writing and reporting in a new direction.
“A journalist must travel through a story by examining the connections and interconnections between events and characters in order to arrive at ‘Truth.’
“Joyce Lynn, well aware of journalism’s traditions and heritage, takes this approach one level deeper. She states that for a journalist, a writer, or indeed, any individual to know truth, one must examine all the events and characters in the ‘seen’ world against the backdrop of one’s ‘unseen,’ i.e. dream world. And, only when all these connections are made can one realize ‘Truth.’“ – Carol S., Journalist, Northern California
To schedule an individual 4-session course (online or in person, $99) or book a group presentation, contact info@JoyceLynn.com 415-267-7620