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Exploring Perfectionism, Courage & Vulnerability in writing

  • Sep 13, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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This is a cross-post, also posted in the Wholehearted Writing meetup group. This is also a *repeat* of the workshop held on Sat. June 21st, for those who couldn't make it before!

This will be a small setting (my personal home) and we're going to take some time to explore what it really means to be a "wholehearted writer." What that means is... we'll engage in discussion, I will have some recommended reading for you, and of course we will definitely do plenty of juicy writing!!

Our topic will begin around Brene Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. I have some specific writing exercises around some of the guideposts in the book. You'll walk away with some writing done during the session, but you will also leave with exercises you can do on your own after the workshop is over.

We will dive into topics like how perfectionism creeps into our writing, how being vulnerable in writing is sometimes the only way we can express (and conversely, how writing is sometimes the very thing we avoid, and how can we consciously move through that), etc. 

This will be limited seating... with a max of 10 total participants. This will allow for us having plenty of room, but also to have a genuine and open conversation. I am really looking forward to this! I hope you'll join us ;-)


$25 cash, check, or credit card Notebook and pen (I prefer that you bring an actual notebook vs. a laptop)

I will provide snacks.

(Unfortunately, no handicap access. I'm on the second floor and there is no elevator.)

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  • Leilani B.

    Ughhhh! I can't believe I missed this! Maybe another one on a Saturday in a few months...?

    September 24, 2014

  • Jennifer J.

    It was excellent! I enjoyed it a lot and learned quite a bit.

    1 · September 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize for the late change. I've got a badly sprained writing hand along with a very recent job loss. I hope to join you next time; I was really looking forward to this event.

    September 13, 2014

    • ella

      I do hope to meet you soon! I am sorry you couldn't come, and I certainly hope your hand heals quickly!!

      September 16, 2014

  • ella

    Hi everyone, I am very much looking forward to tomorrow!! I'm in the Chimney Six Condominiums, second floor with all the plants. Use the stairwell in the very center and you should find me pretty easily.

    September 12, 2014

  • Laura

    I'm sorry, I just found out I have to work tomorrow. I'm so disappointed. Sorry for the late notice. I hope to join next time.

    September 12, 2014

    • ella

      Oh, what a bummer! I am doing another workshop in October. I will post it here soon. Hoping you can attend one soon!

      September 12, 2014

  • ella

    Just a note-- you do *not* need to have read The Gifts of Imperfection before the workshop. In fact, I will be giving away a copy of it that day ;-)

    August 27, 2014

  • Coral Gathman C.

    I'm sorry to say that I'm in Fort Worth without power wheelchair transportation to Dallas. It sounds great, though! Keep it going and have a great writing event! I will look for something on this side of the Metroplex.

    July 17, 2014

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