As a writer, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of emphasizing technique over depth, style over courage, syntax over spontaneity, and to focus more on structure than on insight. But powerful memoir impacts not only the reader but also the writer who created it, and this cannot happen without taking risks. When you tell the truth and reveal your secret stories, you give the reader permission to do the same thing. That is the magic of memoir.
In this one-day workshop, Mark guides you through a series of practices designed to liberate your authentic writing voice using his Writing to Awaken method. Known for his provocative, insightful work with students, he offers practical tools to help you touch into the depths of your personal stories, using a language uniquely your own.
Allowing yourself to be open on the page is a liberating experience. Without tapping into this deep source, there is no transformation. Without stripping away artifice to expose the truth of who you are, your story will miss the opportunity to emotionally affect the reader or bring insight to your personal experience.