Writing Life Stories Session II

Writing Life Stories Session II May 12, 2015 class–This past week we warmed up on colorful writing techniques such as writing in the active voice and using verbs that pop in order to help us stay away from those pesky adverbs. We also covered ways that we can write our life stories that allow us to take the reader with us on our journey to our conclusions instead of writing as if we were preaching to them or simply telling them the facts about an experience. In writer-lingo, that’s showing and not telling our stories. I used an example taken … Continue reading Writing Life Stories Session II

Writing 101: Day 4

Day Four: Serially Lost Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. What About Loss? Loss. This is supposed to be part 1 of a 3 part series of bite-sized blog articles. You’re welcome to join me as I explore this topic. I’m not sure where I want to take it. Perhaps you could give me some feedback in the comments area on what aspect of loss you’d enjoy reading more about. Anyone who’s read my blog posts dealing with The Land of the Midnight Sun knows I’ve suffered … Continue reading Writing 101: Day 4