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 Craft of writing, journal writing, Travel Writing, Writing, Writing Myths

Writing Myth

Myth Bluster: I cannot write worth a hoot!

This is what we often tell ourselves–what I call myth bluster or misconceptions about our writing. And sometimes others imply it by their lack of interest in our work or a comment that sounds and feels negative to us. We must believe in ourselves and our ability to improve over time. Here is what we need to be thinking instead to bust previous myth bluster.

Myth Busters: If I write, I am a writer. If I don’t write well, I can learn to write better. Work makes wishes come true.  

The truth is it is all a matter of perspective. We can tell ourselves a different story about our ability to write, and then start making progress. So put pen to paper or fingers to keys. Start writing what is on your mind or in your heart.

I’ll be offering some writing prompts in the near future. I hope they will be useful to you.

Here is another myth buster to previous thinking or myth bluster:

Practice does not make perfect; practice makes possible. 

Comments from anyone?