Online Workshop July 21, 22, 23, 24 Space is limited. Registration deadline June 21 REGISTER * LEARN MORE Words are power. If ever there was a time to advocate and honor the written word in service of justice and self-care, that time is now. Censorship is becoming the norm, important stories are being erased, and the deluge … Continue reading Creative Writing for Social Justice and Personal Wellbeing
creative writing for social work
32nd Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers
About the Workshop The University of Iowa is known nationally as "The Writing University," and our institution boasts a rich tradition of great writing and an early and enduring commitment to the creative arts. Iowa’s tradition of writing has been guided by the principle that, though writing is a solitary practice, it’s one significantly enriched … Continue reading 32nd Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers
Writers Workshop: Saving the World One Word at a Time; Writing Cli-Fi
Sierra Writers Conference Feb 10-12 - Stories that Matter; (Re)Imagining Past and Future
social distancing – time to write
In a time like this, writing can help us to transcend our circumstances, and to give us a sense of connection with the higher good. Write for the side effects, you'll feel better.
the truth in 100 words
Image by VIRGINIA THOMSEN from Pixabay "The truth will set you free, but not until it's finished with you." David Foster Wallace Have choices you made in the past led to consequences that are still working themselves out? When you look back on those turning points, have you felt that the truth was right there … Continue reading the truth in 100 words
Writing to Heal
We are the stories we tell ourselves. Image by Sabine Van Erp The stories we live become the stories we tell, and the stories we tell become the stories we live. What stories do you tell yourself? Are they reinforcing beliefs that no longer serve you? Writing can help us to heal by transforming the … Continue reading Writing to Heal
do you see what you believe?
Perception is everything. illusion - noun - implies a false ascribing of reality based on what one sees or imagines. Merriam-Webster Can we choose how we perceive? A friend once said to me "I've decided that each morning when I wake up I'm going to believe that all that happens is for the best." I … Continue reading do you see what you believe?
We create the stories we live by, and live by the stories we create. We can’t change the past, but we can transform its influence on us with creative writing. It turns out, writing can have side effects. Happiness is complicated. Write to heal. Find out more at http://www.ellenszabo.com
Saving the World One Word at a Time – Writing Cli-Fi
Available on Amazon Discover how writing fiction can make the world a better place. This book offers instruction, inspiration and prompts for writing cli-fi; speculative fiction that focuses primarily on the ways that climate change is transforming our world. Explore how plot, place and character development can make climate change personal. By anticipating and elaborating … Continue reading Saving the World One Word at a Time – Writing Cli-Fi