|About the Workshop
REFLECTIVE WRITING: A JOURNAL WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS
by Joy Held
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.
JOY E. HELD, A.A.S., B.A., M.F.A. is an author, freelance
editor, Yoga Alliance Registered yoga and meditation teacher, college English
professor, certified Journal to the Self educator, and workshop presenter with
over 500 articles published in trade magazines, newspapers, and literary
journals. Her historical romance novel Message
Love was published in 2010 by The Wild Rose Press.
Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance
Writers, Northeast Ohio RWA, and the Author’s Guild. She has degrees in
education, journalism, and writing popular fiction. www.joyeheld.com.