The Writer Share Cafe offers writing workshops, reviews, editing, promotions and ghost writing with particular focus on poetry, prose, literary nonfiction.
The path of the vagabond is a courageous, soulful, intentional, passionate yet vulnerable journey.
The journey embraces holistic health with authentic voices, confident sets of intentions and core values. At the Writer Share Cafe (WSC) we share each writer’s voice as following unique paths, and in the sharing, we gift it forward.
From a personal perspective, every story I write, and then post, is a huge leap out of my innate desire to stay in my fear cave (which I first fall back in after each posting). So, when l posted this I was afraid of having an audience that would judge me, negatively. That is the driving force behind my depression and social anxiety.
Writing with an open vulnerability
1 ~ authenticity on a new ‘white page’
2 ~ my vision is to highlight the work of others and I can’t do that if I hide in my fear cave
3 ~ engaging personal growth towards sharing a confident, authentic voice
After much work through mental health recovery, I have pushed myself over many hurdles, to be brave. Resilience at the core of my being, along with extreme empathy and love of people, have driven me to persist. I need to write, share and interact, even if it requires a followup retreat to my mental health cave for a brief period after every posting.
The vision of The Vagabond Art of Being Authentic is the holistic embrace of the matrix — body, mind, heart, soul, spirit in the global community. ART is the acronym for Accepting + Reflecting + Transforming, with integrity.
This is a place for writers to share, support, collaborate and review stories, poetry and articles. I offer editorial, reviewing, promotion and ghostwriting services.
sharing, supporting and collaborating.
I have chosen the path of empathy, authenticity and paying it forward, professionally and personally, creatively and philosophically….
a holistic path in the exploration of mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit (the matrix).
The vision of The Vagabond Art of Being Authentic is the holistic embrace of the matrix — body, mind, heart, soul, spirit in the global community.
your voice on a blank slate
The tableau rasa is buried deep
in the soul of the mind
a galaxy of stars which holds, in serenity
the voice of your wisdom.
With the intention to unravel the mystery
your heart and mind are opened
readied to hold the precious tender petals
of your most authentic self.
Together, we can support each other’s diversity
and also choose not to live
as one could in the shadowy
allegory of the cave.🕊
some background on the Art of Living the Matrix
Art = accepting+reflecting+transforming
Matrix = body+mind+heart+soul+spirit
The stories we share are beautiful treasures in their diversity, humanity and creative reflections on a path towards passionate, holistic well-being. Each of the stories shared have touched me empathically, holistically and changed me in some way, for the better.
The path of the vagabond is a soulful journey. It’s about holistic health and authentic, passionate personal growth. We can choose to live in the spirit of truth. This is a truth which heals, challenges, connects and awakens our inner spirits. This is your truth and your unique path.
Writer Share Cafe Writing Workshops
Workshop 1: The Portfolio Poetry Styles
Poetry is a form of literature which uses aesthetics and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phon-aesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
The application of different poetry themes, styles and forms brings abstractions to life with metaphorical language, visuals, descriptive language, and sensory details. Different poets style their poetry in very unique ways if they are following their authentic voice.
There are 5 main themes or styles which are highlighted on the Portfolio Poetry Styles page with poems which represent that form and poets write accordingly. The following list of styles links you to the WSC Workshops which are directly related to that particular form.
Workshop 2: Poetry Writing Tips
Writer Share Cafe Vision
The ‘Writer Share Cafe’ (WSC) connects and reviews different writers/creatives across different platforms (see below). Please also visit me there and share in community of paying-it-forward:)
~ namasté, Leah J. 🕊
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🕊 embracing mindful, empowering transformations🕊
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