I think my life has been reasonably boring, and it usually turns out that my life has been ten times more exciting than theirs. What does Stephen King have to say about this? Maybe it depends on when they were born. I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group:
Could your testimony inspire people to act? Are you ready to begin telling your story? Studies show that writing about thoughts and feelings that arise from a traumatic or stressful life experience help people develop meaning to, cope with, and move beyond the emotional fallout of such events.
Also, by writing our stories and sharing them with the community we become effective catalysts for social justice and change.
Your story has tremendous power to help people. Empower yourself by write through trauma and tell your survivor story, or further develop the story you have already written.
A survivor-leader herself, Mary McBeth, writer, editor, and founder of Memoir Magazine, will be your coach and guide through this process. Trauma-sensitive at all times, this memoir writing workshop is totally unique in a number of ways: Using pseudonyms, all participants will remain anonymous to each other, removing the most common inhibitor to honest writing and to telling your deepest truth; a writing workshop that addresses the often overlooked emotional aspects of memoir writing, as well as the elements of craft; a workshop where everyone is supportive and open to hearing your story with our judgement, committed to helping you develop your voice and finding the best ways to get your story out in front of readers.
Each class focuses on feedback as the main source of developing your work. This is a powerfully transformative process showing you how your story affects others and in the process helps you find and accept your own truth.
Overcome negativity that silences you. February 19 — April 2nd Cost: To date, Mrs McBeth speaks 4 languages and has lived and worked in more than cities, in 23 countries. She spent 12 years in Italy as a fashion model, the subject of her current memoir-in-process, entitled, Perfect. This class helped me to speak my truth.
I have wanted to write about my trauma but always avoided it because it was too painful to face. The writing exercises pushed me to write about things I have avoided.
I have gained greater insight about myself and family members. I feel that I found more of my voice. I am not a writer by trade so I feel that the feedback from the instructor as well as my peers helped me to feel more confident in my writing abilities.
I still struggle with doubt but the feedback helped me to realize what I had to say really matters! An unexpected benefit was how I gained strength from reading my peers testimonies.
The group support and empowerment continually blossomed. I have never felt more understood. This class has helped me more than years of therapy. Thank you so much Mary for this class!
It has been a privilege to work with you and be a part of this incredible group of women. I feel that I have definitely found more of my voice. Now, I feel stronger and less intimidated to tell MY truth. The lessons definitely helped me think differently when I write and also open myself up more.
I have really appreciated the feedback. But for some reason, I was unable to do this for myself. This course allowed me a safe place to share the traumatic events of my life and helped me use words to contain and control what I had no control over as a child.
It put me in the position of power. The content of the course helped me to stop blaming myself and realize I was not alone and I was supported.
In addition, the relevant, encouraging, and constructive writing feedback allowed me to gain the confidence to develop my voice and pursue my writing further.Oct 03, · “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of 4/4(K).
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Her own recent memoir, Lifesaving, is a fine example of what writers may do when they approach both the craft and the art of memoir writing from the perspectives she offers in Writing the Memoir.” “This book was terrifically useful to me in beginning to write a memoir.
Jul 02, · While writer Stephen King was recovering from a near-fatal car accident, he finished a nonfiction book about the craft of writing. In a interview with Terry Gross, King talked about the. According to Stephen King, yes: In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (public library | IndieBound), which also gave us his case against adverbs, the celebrated novelist explores the similarity between writing and dreaming.
Joining such classics as Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today’s most popular literary forms—a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.