Whether you are an experienced writer who wants a jump start or you have always promised yourself you would write someday, this workshop will get you started writing in a positive, nurturing atmosphere. If you have procrastinated (and what writer hasn’t?), you will be surprised how freeing it is to write without expectations. You will learn by writing and reading your work aloud, which will give you immediate feedback. You will also learn about the factors that can get in the way of writing through a deeper understanding of your creative process. We’ll talk about blocks that can get in the way of writing, perfectionism, spirituality, writing as a healing process, and other aspects of creativity. You will have the opportunity to understand more about the conditions that encourage your writing including setting a realistic, disciplined schedule, tapping into a flow state, and finding joy in writing.
Recommended reading: LaMott, Bird by Bird; Perry, Writing in Flow; Kaufman & Kaufman ed., The Psychology of Creative Writing.