Teleclass, 4 weeks starting March 19, 2012
Mondays, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9
3 PM PST, 4 PM MST, 5 PM CST, 6 PM EST
90 minute workshop
Fee: Members – $69 Non-Members – $79
To start a memoir, and just as importantly, to keep going, you must master the art of self-direction. This workshop will provide you the four essential elements that every writer needs in order to overcome resistance, and harness positive energy. Based on Jerry Waxler’s Four Elements of Self Help for Writers, the class will help you get to your chair and maintain focus and creativity while you’re there. Writing exercises will show you how to connect with the strengths you have developed in the past.
The workshop will give you insights into these four aspects of energetic writing:
Class One, Action: Use habits, schedules, dancing and doodling to keep writing and stay creative. Develop an intimate relationship between inspirations and perspiration. Learn to harness your left-brain in service to the right.
Class Two, Attitude: Reframe your self-talk to more positive habits that will improve your energy and self-confidence, and defeat self-doubt and discouragement.
Class Three, Audience: Realize that writing is an attempt to communicate with an audience. Embrace your imaginary audience. Turn them from judges into fans. Make peace with gatekeepers.
Class Four, Story of Self: The story you tell about yourself has an enormous impact on your momentum, but few of us have been trained to improve our self-story. The workshop helps you improve your image as a writer, and develop a future-story that includes your memoir.
Jerry Waxler M.S. is a workshop leader and writing coach, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He is the author of the blog, Memory Writers Network, which contains hundreds of essays, book reviews, and writing prompts about reading and writing memoirs. Mr. Waxler is the author of “Learn to Write Your Memoirs,” a step by step guide” and “Four Elements for Writers” a self-help workbook, both available from his website. Jerry is a board member of the Philadelphia Writers Conference, is on the faculty at Northampton Community College and on the advisory panel of the National Association of Memoir Writers.
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