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Writingworkshop psm ms



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  • 1. Love Words Write
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  • 3. The best way to become a writer: WRITE
  • 4. "Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of." – Anne Lamott
  • 5. Getting comfortable with writing means one thing: Kill Your Internal Editor
  • 6. Write Every Day “ Morning Pages”
  • 7. Telling A Story
    • Critical Story Points
      • Beginning, Middle, End
      • Keep It Simple
      • Leave Out What Doesn’t Matter
  • 8. Your Story - Your story is just ONE person’s truth - Often the sharp edges are worn down - Honesty in personal writing is often slightly different than truth
  • 9. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.         – Brene Brown from her book                  The Gifts of Imperfection
  • 10. Head vs. Heart and Gut
      • That which is true is the most universal
      • Even painful truths can be beautiful
      • When you write from the heart, your story becomes both beautiful and universal.
      • Let go of fear and write your truth
  • 11. Free Write
  • 12. Say More Use Less Words
  • 13. Six Word Story For sale: baby shoes, never worn. - Ernest Hemingway
  • 14. 25 Word Story After the Funeral He curled up in their bed, clutching her nightgown to his face until he could sleep, willing her there with every breath. - Lydia Green
  • 15. Bio Tell your story in 50 words or less.
  • 16. Blogging vs. Other Writing Intimate relationship between blogger and reader.
  • 17. The delicate dance between blogger and reader is one full of joy, resonance, and often love. Be brave. Use the critics, instead of letting them silence you.