Posted in journal writing, Memoir writing

A Story Circle Network’s Online Workshop: “Writing Truth to Power”

  • Have you ever wanted to tell that ugly part of yourself to be quiet?
  • Have you ever wanted to write that letter to the editor about your beliefs on a topic?
  • Have you ever needed to send a letter to your Congressional leaders to express your opinion on a policy issue?
  • Have you ever wanted to tell a family member to give you a break?

Whether you send a letter, a poem, and essay, or a rant, it’s important to get what’s in your heart and head on paper. This workshop will give you the time and encouragement to do just that. To register, go to: Writing Truth to Power class. 

DESCRIPTION

I will facilitate this four-week online Zoom workshop that will focus on writing a letter or any other form of writing to the powers that be in your life. That could be a letter to a family member you need to stand up to; a letter to the editor on an issue; a letter to a politician that you want to influence with your thoughts and values; or any kind of letter (sent or not) that helps you express what is true for you based on your experience in life and your values. We will work to make each piece of writing empathic, compassionate, but non-apologetic for our truth.  

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Story Circle Network class offerings

To register, go to: Writing Truth to Power workshop. 

I hope you will join us on this writing journey to find your truth and express it in ways that you can be heard by others or yourself–writing to the depths of who we are.

To register, go to: Writing Truth to Power workshop. 

Posted in journal writing, Travel, Travel Writing, Writing Workshops

Vacation Travel Journal Writing Workshop

Wrede Country School in Gillespie County, open 1896-1960

On April 27, 2019, the Wrede little one-room country schoolhouse, just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, hosted ten students for inspiration and tutoring in the art of travel journal writing.  The organizers promoted the workshop as Vacation Journal Writing, which attracted people from their early teens to their mid-seventies. Continue reading “Vacation Travel Journal Writing Workshop”

Posted in Craft of writing, journal writing, Travel Writing, Writing exercises

Revise a draft using the five senses.

Another way to revise our travel stories (or any story or scene) is to use the senses to describe the setting, the characters, and the action. Using the words “I smell…, we heard…, or you may taste…” is NOT the point. We can imply the senses by using rhythm with our words or utilizing descriptors that convey the sense itself.  Continue reading “Revise a draft using the five senses.”

Posted in Craft of writing, journal writing, Memoir writing, Travel, Travel Writing, Workshops, Writing exercises, Writing Workshops

Flow Writing followed by 3-step Revision

Flow Writing 

In a recent Travel Touchstones: Transformative Travel through Creative JouMe w. handout (2)rnal Writing workshop with lively participants, I explained that I developed the writing exercises as a result of not having the right kind of material from my journals when drafting my coming-of-age travel memoir, At Home in the World: Travel Stories of Growing Up and Growing Away.

I offered a flow writing activity.  Continue reading “Flow Writing followed by 3-step Revision”