Writing Through The Wilderness: Pathfind Your Writing Process and Create with Courage
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About the Event
It’s easy to take roads for granted. In some places, they are convenient paths between points solidified as more permanent routes; in others, they are the result of careful planning with homes and stores springing up around the roads we build. Our GPSs know just how to get us from point A to point B.
But sometimes, we encounter wilderness, places where there is no map, no pre-determined course. Whether we find these wild places overwhelming or an adventure depends on how well prepared we are to make our way.
The same thing is true of communication. We have proverbs and stories that meander along the paths of human connection, and we have reports and analyses that follow more formulaic routes. But new ideas require new expression. And whether we find this overwhelming or exciting depends again on how prepared we are to make our way through the uncharted creative terrain we want to traverse.
You are innovators and creators, working towards expressing new ideas in a new context, inviting others to expand their horizons alongside you. This course is designed to offer you the tools you need to pathfind your own writing process - to understand when to make use of well-worn trails and where to venture off in your own direction, how to navigate obstacles in your path, how to recognize a true impasse vs an opportunity for innovation, and how to help others who come behind you do the same.
Come explore with us!
Writing Through The Wilderness is three one-hour workshops that combine learning theory and writing principles with practical exercises. Participants are assigned a personal topic of their choosing and finish the course with a fully fleshed-out piece of writing. Extended one-on-one coaching is available as an add-on for those who want to hone in on a specific problem or a particularly tricky spot in their writing.
In this writing workshop, you’ll have access to a creative learning community, personalized coaching, and the tools to help you gain self-awareness and overcome your writing blocks. You'll learn your unique creative process, gain confidence as a writer, and practice giving and receiving constructive feedback in a supportive cohort.
If you want to learn more about the course, please reach out to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Instructors
With an education in both linguistics and communication studies, Becky Bruning has spent her life exploring how to use language - from sounds to sentences - to create clear communication and foster mutual understanding.
Her experience includes writing and communications consulting, freelance editing, and community management.
As a transplant to Texas, she loves (semi-)sweet tea, tacos, and the way the wild West Texas winds turn to soft tendrils at twilight.
Amy is a copywriter and content manager. She helps social entrepreneurs and changemakers conquer their digital marketing workload so they can get back to what fires them up.
Amy's hobbies include outdoor photography and writing in the third person.
At the time of launching this course, Amy is reading Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.