Workshop Proposal: REFLECTIVE WRITING: A JOURNAL WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS with JOY HELD

Workshop Proposal: REFLECTIVE WRITING: A JOURNAL WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS

Name JOY HELD
Email or Contact Form Link joyeheld@gmail.com
Proposed Workshop Title REFLECTIVE WRITING: A JOURNAL WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS
Workshop Category Social Media,
WRITING LIFE
Workshop Duration 4 weeks
Attendance Limitations Flexible
Workshop Details Reflective Writing-A Journal Workshop:

This workshop will explore the many different ways writers
can utilize journaling to document process, clear mental clutter, examine
story, and cull ideas from the pages. We’ll look at the journal practices of
writers like Sue Grafton, John Steinbeck, and others to see how their journals
contributed to their output. Participants will receive three journal prompts
per week to practice and have ample opportunities to discuss the outcomes and
uses of keeping a journal when it comes to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.
We’ll look at what’s out there as far as journaling tools and how keeping a
journal provides insight, focus, and positive change. With a bit of research
and journal keeping history thrown in, this workshop will expand your ideas on
how, why, and when journaling can assist your professional writing and personal
growth. Journaling is more than sitting down with a pen/paper or at the
keyboard and recounting your day. Reflective writing is a metacognitive process
that will free your creative spirit.

Students will discover:

*what reflective writing is and is not

*ways journal writing supports a writer’s creativity,
organization, and wellbeing

*examples of journals of published authors

*journal practice

*tools of the trade

*wide range of journal prompt ideas

*how to make time for journal writing

*resources online and in the library related to reflective
writing

*class discussions utilizing the 3-2-1 strategy for learning

Instructor Credentials Joy E. Held, A.A.S., B.A., M.F.A
Instructor Website http://www.joyeheld.com
Instructor Bio Instructor bio:

JOY E. HELD, A.A.S., B.A., M.F.A. is an author, freelance
editor, educator, Yoga Alliance Registered yoga and meditation teacher, college
English professor, certified Journal to the Self facilitator, and workshop
presenter with over 500 articles published in trade magazines, newspapers, and
literary journals. Her historical romance novel Message to Love was
published in 2010 by The Wild Rose Press. Her nonfiction book Writer
Wellness: A Writer’s Path to Health and Creativity
will be released from
Headline Books, Inc. in spring 2020. Joy is a member of Romance Writers of
America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, Northeast Ohio RWA, and the
Author’s Guild. She holds degrees in education, journalism, and an M.F.A. in Writing
Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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