Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely pursuit. Every week (except in December, when I take a break :)), I run Writing Laps, an hour-long exercise that’s the jewel for everyone.
I provide questions, prompts, or food for thought; I set a timer; everyone writes as quickly as possible. We get in as many “rounds” of writing to prompts as possible and spend some time sharing.
It’s a chance to feel heard and a part of a community. Oh, and it’s also FUN!
Start Writing Your Autobiography - Guided Autobiography
“Someday I want to write about my life.” ”I need to write my stories for my kids and grandchildren one day, before they’re lost forever.” Do these thoughts sound familiar? If someday or one day hasn’t come, this 8-session course can provide the right helping hand. Start Writing is for everyone. Each week, you write a 2-page story. For the more experienced writers, it provides structure, accountability, and feedback. At the end of the course, you’ll have 7 short personal essays.
Over 8 sessions, GAB Plus takes you broader and deeper to writing to seven NEW mini-life themes that might include adventure, heritage, or friendship . . . In this class, there’s more emphasis on techniques to bring your writing alive and to be more evocative. Each week, we explore a different stylistic device.
I occasionally adjust writing themes and techniques based on the interests and needs of the class attendees. No two courses are ever exactly alike.
Please contact me directly. This is a long-term 6- to 8-month course with online, real-time sessions every other week. The goal of this course is to finish with a first draft of your book-length memoir.
This course is suitable only for those who have made a major commitment to writing and who have a clear theme and at least a sketch of an outline.
Ever since I can remember, people have liked to tell me their stories. I’ve had the good fortune to have heard a lot of fascinating tales through the years.
Over a person’s lifespan, those events may have lasted a mere flash, but each was a significant moment of adventure, courage, pain, grief, laughter or joy and always of some lesson learned, generally toward hope.
I lost track of how many times I’ve said, “You need to write your story.” And how many times people have said, “Nah, no one would be interested.” or “No way. I can’t write!” or “Yeah, one day.”
Those answers have always left me with a twinge of sadness. It’s through our stories that we live beyond that moment, beyond that experience, beyond our lifetime. I wonder if those stories and lives will have the chance to touch others and live on.
So, one important reason why I’m so passionate about being a Life Writers Facilitator: I help people to discover their life worth reading.
Please click through my website, get to know me a little bit, check out one of my workshops, or join in one of my Free Word Warring sessions or Writing Challenges.
Thanks so very much for reading me,
“I have always wanted to write about my life experiences, but every time I attempted to, it quickly became overwhelming. This course has completely changed my outlook on memoir writing and journaling. I now look forward to writing and sorting out my thoughts on paper.”
“I never thought of myself as a writer, but this class helped me discover talent that had apparently been just waiting to be used. Corinne makes memoir writing fun. I learned to focus my memories and how to bring the reader into my world. I am so excited that I had seven short stories at the end!”
“I loved Corinne’s Guided Autobiography classes. She made it easy and interesting to write about memories by focusing on life themes. Corinne created a welcoming and safe space for participants to share their stories. We practiced writing succinctly yet with passion and feeling.
I started this course thinking that I wouldn’t have many stories to tell about my life, as my life is boring. That assumption was broken within the first classes. Each class has a distinct subject, and Corinne asks a lot of questions that help trigger memories. I’ve found I loved to dive into my life and find the tiny but meaningful stories. I can’t recommend it enough.
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