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Writing on Purpose: A New Year’s, Kick-Butt, Goal-Setting Class

Zoom/Online course

The story you tell yourself about your writing is the biggest predictor of how effective, satisfied, and successful you’ll be as a writer. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of the internal narratives that are fueling--or hindering--our work. In this workshop, we’ll spend the first half of the day [...]

$129.

Write Your Story, Change Your Life

Zoom/Online course

If you want to write a memoir but are having trouble getting started, join longtime DU Enrichment Program instructor Shari Caudron for this free hour-long experiential class. Caudron will lead you through a couple of exercises to help you understand what a memoir is, how to find and focus your [...]

FREE

Living Deliberately: How to Craft a Life of Intention

Zoom/Online course

Note: This four-week online class meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and starts January 17th. When Henry David Thoreau went to Walden, he went, he said “… because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what […]

$140

Mindful Memoir Writing Retreat

Chacalilla Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Are you writing a personal story and know you work better with a little structure, support, and community? If so, you’re invited to join me and yoga instructor Nova Loverro in Mexico next February 18-24 for the Mindful Memoir Writing Retreat.

$1,550

Memoir Collective #11: What’s Your Memoir Really About?

Zoom/Online course

Memoirists have plenty of opportunities to step outside their specific story and comment on the larger situation they are describing--and these are the kinds of insights agents and publishers are looking for. Whether you're writing about losing a loved one, being Black in America, surviving a climate-change disaster, or being [...]

FREE

Free Webinar: What Is Your Life Telling You?

Zoom/Online

The 90-minute webinar will include guided visualizations, freewriting/journaling prompts, and small group discussions to help you get clear on what your life is telling you about your current writing project, how you’re prioritizing your time, and/or how to move forward with more intention.

FREE

Memoir Collective #12: Just Say Yes, and…

Zoom/Online

If your writing life has been plagued by overthinking, overplanning, second-guessing, and procrastination, I invite you to join me Wednesday, August 30, for the next FREE meeting of the Memoir Collective. At this meeting, we’ll be learning how to use the tools of improvisational acting and comedy to get words on the page—and have fun while doing so...

FREE

Improvisational Memoir: A Six-Week Generative Writing Class

Zoom/Online course

By nature, we memoirists are deep thinkers. Not content to merely understand what happened, we also want to know why it happened, what it meant and how it changed us. All that thinking is necessary because it helps create riveting memoirs.

But all that thinking can also prevent us from ever writing in the first place. Why? Because thinking can easily lead to over-thinking, over-planning, over-analyzing, second-guessing, perfectionism, procrastination, frustration, and giving up all together.

Sound familiar?

If you're tired of overthinking your story and are looking for a new (and fun) way to approach your writing, join me for Improvisational Memoir, a six-week generative writing class...

$199

Memoir Collective #14: The Gift of Memoir (FREE)

Zoom/Online

People write memoirs for all sorts of reasons: to make sense of life, to become a better writer, to correct misperceptions, to honor and remember, to help others. Whatever your particular motivation, I can almost guarantee that writing a memoir will be one of the most life-changing gifts you’ve ever [...]

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