There’s a lot of noise out there in the world. It’s hard to know how to filter it, what to assimilate, what to let go. I have always found writing to be a way to make order out of chaos. When I pick up my pen, I get to articulate what I’m thinking. And the interesting thing is that what comes out isn’t always about what’s going on around me! It’s often more about what going on inside me.
That’s the thing about creativity. It surprises, clarifies and sorts our thoughts, soothes the jangling nerves and helps us return to what is most important to us.
That’s why I’m offering a writing workshop called:
WRITING THROUGH THE CHAOS: FIND YOUR VOICE ON AND OFF THE PAGE
I offer it on Zoom (yes, like so much of your life right now!) and we start May 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm ET. It will be two Thursdays a month, $50/month, paid monthly. I ask for an initial three-month commitment. I am so happy to be able to offer an experience that is both affordable and valuable during these challenging times.
Each time we meet we will write, share and discuss. While the discussion is mainly limited to what works and what stays with the listeners/readers, I have seen how when the writer hears what the reader hears it opens the work up to lots of possibilities. It’s very cool.
Here is my hope for you.
I hope you’ll find the voices that soothes, delights and sparks curiosity. I hope you experience the freedom to experiment and discover your unique voice, a voice that trickles off the page and into your everyday life. Where there’s any doubt, you will hear the feedback that affirms that, yes, you really do have something to say. And, if you already identify as a writer, I hope you’ll view this as an opportunity to return to a writing practice or get some momentum with what you’re already doing.
Finally, here’s what I’ve learned over the 10+ years I’ve been doing this:
- When you put aside your reservations, you are delighted with what comes off the tip of your pen.
- When you come into the safe container I provide, you find some structure but also oodles of freedom which then unleashes your amazing voice.
- Stories that have been lost are suddenly found. Your voice – both on and off the page – strengthens.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s really fun!
Each time I finish a workshop my husband will ask how it went. I’m usually so full of the writers’ voices that it’s hard to respond. I’m at a loss for words. I’m overwhelmed with the beauty and passion, the humor and wisdom of all the freshly written words. I just tell him how freaking incredible everyone was.
Contact me and let me know that you’re interested. We’ll work out the details from there.
I hope to see your lovely smile on my Zoom screen!