Claim Your Story

Writing Conference, Ashland, Oregon


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Creative people say no

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.”

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Claim Your Story mini conference

Write true. Write free. Write now.

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Because we all have a story in us.

When: October 19th

Where: Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

This will be the first annual Claim Your Story mini conference. I currently coordinate and teach at two other conferences, Summer in Words held every June is Cannon Beach, Oregon and Making it in Changing Times, held the last  Saturday in January each year in Portland. I’ve been teaching writers since 1991, have written books for writers, work as a developmental editor and writing coach, and in all I do encourage people toward expression and creativity.  Because as Murial Rukeyser said, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”

Stay tuned to this site for the schedule, interviews and updates.

 

Keynote speaker: Lidia YuknavitchLidia 1702793_10151181855573752_1196230985_n