- Stand back from your life and look at it as a
- Dive into your life and uncover detail that you
may have forgotten.
- Find something intriguing that will act as a
pivot and help to structure your story.
- Write scenes that will transport your reader
into your life.
- Treat yourself as a character with passions,
motivations and idiosyncrasies.
We shall also be looking at what to do with family
secrets… do you tell the truth? And if so what do you do
about upsetting other family members? What if Great Aunt
Gertrude sues you?
… And we will explore the fascinating and elusive
boundary between fact and fiction.
Who should attend?
- Anyone who is toying with the idea of writing
their personal story and has no idea how, or where,
- Anyone who would like to pass her story down
through the generations. Perhaps our greatest gift
to others is our true story.
- Anyone who wishes to look at their life
differently – with the scrupulous, observing eye of
the writer – and then to transform it with the power
and whimsy of their imagination.
- Anyone who has attended my Writing from the
Heart workshop, with its emphasis on writing what
you know, and now wants to explore more deeply.
This workshop is the beginning of a journey, which may
transform you and the way you view your life…. The very
act of writing reactivates memory. It takes courage and
dedication. It may be the ultimate validation of your
I write is who I am,' – Joan
Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
'I was in extremis when
I did this workshop. I think I laid down some demons as
a result of it.' Alana
Most helpful was finding
the ways to start; building scenes and knowing it was
'You are a strong,
gentle and kind facilitator.'
'Learning how to uncover
forgotten or repressed memories and how to structure and
use them.' Adrianne