Writing Your Way Home
Writing Your Way Home
A workshop about telling yourself the (hero) story of your own life
Winter Session: December 20, 2017 – March 21, 2018
Theme: Lost & Found
Wednesdays 1:30 – 3pm Eastern
In this workshop, I’ll invite, nudge, encourage and cajole you to tell yourself an entirely made-up story about your own life. Join me and the crew as we mess around with how your life maps out onto the ‘hero story’ — you know, the story where you left the ‘couch of your comfort’… heard the call… crossed the threshold… and did the hard thing that changed you forever.
Along the way, we’ll look at how the practice of writing to yourself is a ‘magical tool’ to convert whatever life gives you into fuel for the quest to come.
Conversations held on the 6 dates below; the writing room will be open at regular meeting times for Shut Up And Write practice through March 21 BUT we’ll take 2 weeks off (the last week of the year and the first week of the year) and take rest the last week of each month (for turning inward and integration).
Dec 20 | The hero and the magical tool
The arc of the hero story humans have been telling themselves for thousands of years, and how your life strangely resembles it, too.
Jan 10 | Analogue human in a digital world
Pen and paper versus typing. Deciding where your stories get told. Legal pads, sketch books, and journals, oh my!
Jan 17 | Public, private, secret, holy, & burned
Writing to yourself, other people, god or the fire.
Jan 24 | Characters, costumes, & funny objects
Letting yourself be someone else so you can bring all of who you are to the party.
Feb 7 | Body as writing instrument
Not writing as an act of writing. Moving as a tool for finding your words.
Feb 14 | Third, fourth and fifth places
Carving out creative space in the modern world. Picking your spots and deciding when to go.
On conversation days, I’ll teach for 20 minutes, answer questions for 30, and then we’ll all Shut Up And Write together for 40.
Open to the public (not just business owners).
Cost: $1,200 (feel free spread out your payments over 3 months)
Limited to 12 people.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to register.
Note: This workshop will be taught by Stephanie Saline, who has spent the last 9 years writing marketing and building a popular copywriting business under the nom de plume Stella Orange. Steph has been writing letters, plays and journals for the past 28 years. If there’s one thing she’s fantastic at, it’s writing as a practice that brings you home to your ‘one true spot’ in this life.