Back to Basics

This past Saturday, I spent the day with a fantastic group of writers learning the Basics of Writing Well.

We had two Jackies and three Patricias in the group. Several came from long distances: Lady Lake, Ocala, Cocoa, Sarasota, Sebring, Gainesville, and Cape Canaveral. These folks are committed to writing well! I’m excited about many of these participants also being first-timers to a Writing Your Life event. This was such a fun and engaging group.

We discussed what makes for effective and vivid writing-–specificity, strong verbs, voice, sensual writing, and more. Thought-provoking writing prompts throughout the day gave everyone a chance to put into action some of the techniques I shared. I was amazed at the level of authenticity and vulnerability these writers demonstrated. It really served to bond our group and gave others the courage to write more openly, too.

After our morning session, we enjoyed lunch on the patio overlooking Lake Fairview as a gentle drizzle fell over the water. It was so enjoyable visiting together with such a serene backdrop. What a great day to practice our writing while spending time in the company of others. I love our Writing Your Life community, new and old!

Take a look at the fantastic faces in the event picture gallery below. Thank you to all the participants.

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