SELF-CENTERED: THE ART OF USING PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO CREATE RESONANT, RIVETING NARRATIVES
In my one-of-a-kind workshop Self-Centered, I invite you to connect to the wisdom and experience of your younger self. Following a brief overview of how my novel Light Years is both inspired by and divergent from my own life story, participants will take a creative journey of their own. First, I lead a guided grounding meditation that prepares the mind and body to connect with memory and deep emotion. Then, I talk through a step-by-step written practice designed to plumb both narrative and emotional memory to create character and story that are organically inventive, yet rooted in personal truth. Students come away calm, clear, and curious to keep digging, along with possessing renewed creative fire with which to move in whatever direction they may choose.
This offering can be tailored for both adult and teenage audiences and requires a minimum of one hour to complete (two hours is optimal).