Writing Life Stories: Session VII

Writing Life Stories: Session VII We started off this session by diving into memory triggers and then we did it again halfway through the session. We came up with a hoard of ideas. We covered more about the different methods we can use to show and not tell: ways to use dialogue, and even ways to make the villains in our lives understandable and even sympathetic to our readers. I believe it is important, when telling our life stories, to delve a little deeper into the psyche, what we now perceive as the psyche, of the villains within our pasts. … Continue reading Writing Life Stories: Session VII

Life Stories Session III

This is the week of better understanding, the week the light bulb switches to on for many within this writing class. Once again, our resident Storyteller, Jean Cameron,  played our hearts with another poignant tale from her life. Thank you so much Jean for illustrating the art of storytelling and allowing us into your life. The seeds planted by past classes as memory triggers took hold within the fertile soil of our minds and worked their magic. Roots begin to grow and spread, little by little, tunneling their way downwards into deep recesses and across expanses of our personal histories. … Continue reading Life Stories Session III

Class in Session

It’s Wednesday afternoon. The class for Writing Life Stories took place yesterday. Welcome again to everyone who made it! Besides introductions, we covered: Writers are performing artists, Why write, Approval, Beginning memory triggers, and touched on Writing flavors. These aspects of writing I plan to write more about here, on the Blog, so I hope readers stay tuned for those. One of the special things that we learned during introductions is that one woman taking the class belongs to a group of performing artists known locally as The Story People of Clallam County. This thrilled me, because I’ve attended three … Continue reading Class in Session

Writing Life Stories

3/5/15 Hello all writers, especially those of you residing in Sequim! Classes for WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY begin Tuesday March 10th at 1p.m. (and every Tuesday thereafter during March) at Shipley Center. That’s right, four classes that run for 2 hours each. That’s enough time to cover a lot of subject matter. I’ll be blogging about things we’ll cover in those classes, so check back here on a weekly basis. Please send me any questions you have. I’d love to hear from you. I’m thrilled to be able to offer these classes and look forward to meeting some of you … Continue reading Writing Life Stories