Sharpen Your Pen Self-Paced Two-Day Workshop
All of the movements that matter to you and me and to so many millions of other people—the human rights movement, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, the efforts to keep state and church separate, the efforts to expose tyrants in the home and in the state, the efforts to hold entrenched professional classes like psychiatrists accountable—require that people like you and me sharpen our pens and tell our truths.
This easy-to-use pdf guides you through a weekend where you get to do just that.
Writing is not the only way to stand up. But it’s an important way and a beautiful way.
Whether you stand up in a memoir, a series of essays, a blog post, an independent film, a nonfiction book, a novel, a series of poems, a stage play, a performance piece or in any other way that words can be used, what you say can matter and may well matter.
We have a long history of books making a difference, whether it’s George Orwell’s 1984 or Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring or countless others we could name. Today, short forms can matter as much as long forms: bloggers, essayists, and investigative reporters are speaking to millions. This is a weekend of devotion to your writing and your speaking, whether you’re working on something as long as an epic novel or as short as a letter-to-the-editor.
Via this pdf I will lead you through the weekend via timed emails in a format with proven results. Here are a few words of praise for this format. It works beautifully!
Spend two focused days reconnecting with your writing and getting lots of writing done!
If you’ve always wanted to attend the live version, if you’re a fan of Dr. Maisel’s work, if you’re curious about how this sort of workshop might work or—most importantly—if you want to make great progress on your writing and learn what you need to know in order to flourish as a writer, this workshop is for you!
What You Need
- Two days set aside
What You Don’t Need
- You don’t need to know for sure what you’re working on. Come with a current project; or, if you don’t have a current project, the workshop will help you discover it!
You don’t need to be at any particular stage of the writing process. This workshop is for writers at every stage and every level. Whether you’ve written half-a-dozen books or haven’t started your first short story yet, this workshop is for you.
USE ANY TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS
You can help the world by speaking up and you can change your own life by speaking up. When we don’t speak up, we harm ourselves. Not telling our truth harms us physically and emotionally. Help others, including those millions of youngsters growing up, and feel better in the process. Come join me for an important weekend.