Working through the exercises in this workshop, you will identify and craft a voice that embodies your style and beliefs. You will:
Examine your personality, life, attributes, and current writing style to create a vision of how you uniquely see the world.
Analyze your favorite author’s work to specifically identify why you like it and then adapt those techniques for yourself.
Consider the writer and person you want to be to locate what you need to work on and have a writerly identity to work toward.
Articulate the beliefs and values that will underpin your work so that your stories have cohesive themes and a strong vision.
Embrace oral storytelling to glean aspects of your communication style you didn’t know were there!
Practice a variety of writing styles to find what you like and begin working a variation of each into your writing “muscle” memory. Then blend these styles to make a new one.
Leverage stream-of-conscious writing to develop your initial response to events and build your storytelling muscles.