How to Write Your Own Experience
Have you ever wondered how to develop your personal experiences into stories that can resonate with a wider audience? Is there a short story or novel percolating somewhere inside you? In this workshop, taught by a therapist who’s also a novelist and creative nonfiction writer, discover how to use your therapeutic capacity for insight and meaning-making to explore your own experience on the page more fully. We’ll tackle the basic principles of creative writing, developing your distinctive voice, and the fundamentals of story structure. You’ll discover how to:
- Identify the deeper meaning in even the smallest experience
- Practice writing through the details to reach the larger picture
- Use techniques of fiction—such as showing rather than telling—to create a richer nonfiction narrative
- Become more comfortable revealing your own story
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
David Seaburn, PhD, LMFT, is a writer living near Rochester, New York. He’s written numerous articles and five novels, his most recent being More More Time.