Course | STORY TRUST: A Writing Semester for Women Ready to Get On With the Story | 14 Weeks | Weekly | Starts Jan. 2, 2023 | Mondays 1-2:30 pm ET
A Writing Semester for Women Who Want to Get On With the Story + A Loving Accountability Group
Jan. 2-April 3, 2023
Monday afternoons, 1-2:30 pm Eastern, weekly
All along you’ve had the feeling that you wanted to write. You know there’s a story inside you that is asking to come out. You had some deep sense that you came into this world with a larger purpose and that part of your job on earth is to tell this story you’ve been given.
And yet, so many things got in the way. You had a job. You had relationships that required tending. You had people to take care of. You had plans to make. You didn’t have a lot of quiet space.
You accomplished many things. You enjoyed the work and the play. But you never seemed to be able to find a room of your own.
The time has come to get on with the story.
Maybe you’re retired. Maybe you don’t have to worry so much about money. Maybe the children are grown.
- With guidance,
- with someone to break down the process,
- with important instruction,
- with accountability,
- with someone believing in you,
- with built-in trust,
- and with a little gold dust sprinkled about,
you can tell this story.
This is a 14-week workshop for women who have not yet finished their work, who want to write.
We will meet weekly at 1 pm Eastern on Monday afternoons for 1.5 hours. Part of each session will be instruction, part will be a check-in. In addition, the semester includes two one-on-one conferences with me, one at the beginning of our time together (so you can voice your individual dream) and one toward the end (so we can make a plan for you going forward).
Our goal will be the accrual of words on the page for people who hoped for it but thought it might not be possible.
Perhaps you already started the story. Perhaps part of it is written already. Then I can help you finish.
The reason to do this? When you honor the story you were given, you change how you feel about yourself and your life. You get beyond the narrative that others wrote for you long ago, and you write your own narrative. You move closer to self-actualization. You begin to feel that beautiful salve that you are doing the work you wanted to do. You get that lovely feeling of having finished something you set out to do. And you start to create a community of other creative women who find themselves in the place you’re in.
My job is to guide you to do the writing you dream of.
No one can do the job except you. However, the work of creating goes much more smoothly if you’re not facing a blank page alone.
You’ll find that writing is easier than you thought. You’ll find that it’s fun. You’ll find that, with someone believing that it’s possible and with a plan, you’ll begin to cherish your time with the story. The story itself will help you tell it.
One last note: Deciding to show up for your work is better accomplished with support. If you have a friend who finds herself in a similar place, meaning with a story to tell, see if she will sign up for the course with you. The number of participants will be limited, but most things are more fun with a friend. And if you don’t have a friend to bring along, no worries. You’ll have some soon.
You do not have to be present for every class. Sessions will be recorded, so if you have to be away, you will have the recording.
This is for you.