It's still dark outside. The rooster down the hill hasn't even signaled it's morning yet. If seems only fair and natural to go by his time. But Daylight Savings Time somehow hasn't caught up with us. Our extra hour of sunlight is keeping me up later. But I still have to rise at the same time. Only now, I rise in the dark. Look out. It's still dark. Get coffee. It's still dark. And in less than an hour the Phone Booth Writers will gather for the continuing writer series. Since I lead that conference call waking up is a really, good idea.
Today's conference call class is focused on "telling it true." That means telling your truth your way. What does it take to do that? Everything. It takes the kind of bravery that every writer needs when they approach the page. And that holy reverence that means you respect yourself and you respect your story. And, one more thing - that you respect every reader that will find their way to your words.
The Phone Booth Writer Series continues to explore the worlds of both fiction and non-fiction in unique ways, with a creativity geared towards the individual - that means you. Your personal gifts, goals, and dreams for your writing life.
The Rooster crows! Dawn approaches. The story continues!
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 Central for Non-fiction classes and Thursday's at 7:00 Central for Fiction. For more information write to River Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
You know those moments, days, events where you touch something and it exceeds your expectations? This series has been one of those things. Infused with a life of it's own and as inspirational to me as it is to the writers signed up for the series.
Two of the introductory class recordings can be found on this page. Other classes will not be posted but sent directly to enrolled students after the call for their notes.
This Tuesday 11/21 at 7am we officially begin the 7 week series. There are only 2 spots still available. If you or someone you know would benefit email: email@example.com
Tuesday we will begin walking The Landscape of Vulnerability.
Yes. I don't know of a greater word that describes the creative process. Who dares to put their art, painting, music, words out there to be loved - or criticized? The secret is in the discovery of who we are as artists and exploring the shape of our muse. Of being honest and taking our truth to the page. And in that - being fearless.
Whether it's fiction or non-fiction, novels or memoir, writing 'the truth' is about being honest and comfortable with who you are and giving yourself permission to tell the story that is wanting to be told. With power and presence.
This series is going to be an exciting, fun, glorious adventure. I do so hope you can join us.
Phone Booth Writer Series Student Amy Bacon Shares why this writing series is the perfect fit for her writing life.