Reclaiming The Wild Soul

An Interview with Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul

My introduction to Mary Reynolds Thompson came via Journalverse, a site devoted to journal writers and teachers, conceived and facilitated by my longtime friend and colleague, Kathleen Adams. Mary participated in an online seminar I did with Kay, and later we met in person at a Wild Women, Wild Voices writing workshop at Book Passage in Corte Madera. I love how these circles go around and around. (Thank you, Kay!)

I first used Mary’s book as a morning meditation guide, reading and working through some of the explorations, inspired by her beautiful language and imagery. But this won’t be the only time I read and use this guide. I’m looking forward to attending one of Mary’s Reclaiming the Wild Soul workshops somewhere in the wild, soulful world.

Following is a series of questions and answers Mary and I exchanged.

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Wild Women Set Loose

Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic WildnessApril 7 was the official release date of Wild Women, Wild Voices. Thank you New World Library for creating this beautiful, wild book.
Now comes the part writers alternately look forward to and look away from during the writing, the rewriting, the editing and the thousand steps that happen between idea and published book. You’re finally taking your baby out for its first public viewings. Ready or not … here goes:

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