Finding Your Voice: Discovering And Mastering Your Insight, Motivation, And Creativity
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This is a unique approach to understanding your motivation to write, to discover why your own voice is so critical, and how to apply that to best represent your work.
Attendees will be challenged to think beyond the parameters of the how-to-write approach, which contain some myths and do not encourage independent thinking. Topics covered will include:
- What drives people to write, and is it the most productive motivation;
- Overcoming frustration;
- What constitutes being a “successful” writer;
- Choosing the kind of writing suitable to your skills and abilities;
- The importance of talent, passion, self-awareness and discipline;
- What it means to have a voice and a viewpoint;
- Avoiding the weakest part of your writing to achieve the strongest part;
- Collaboration; and
- What it means to have a voice and a viewpoint.
Who should enroll: beginning writers; writers into their work, but unable to proceed; accomplished writers who want more and who are willing to share their successes; interest in any genre; and those who enjoy group interaction vs. lecturing, and who will actively share their own experiences with the other participants.
DR. ALLAN BOODNICK is a member of IWOSC; has published professional journal articles; presented workshops on Memoir writing on cruise ships and land; edited two non-fiction books; written a TV movie, series-spinoff; editor of several newsletters, a former college psychologist and dean; and a psychotherapist in private practice for 44 years.