The stories we tell form the values we impart to our children. Stories are one of the main ways children come to understand the implication of context and the evocative power of language. Words build bridges between people both living and dead. Between the beginning and the end, everything is situated in time and place. What happens is the process of narrative. Like life itself, its core characteristic is change. A good beginning implies something is about to change. Narrative is a process of both motion and consumption, so that by the end, all the cards in the deck, as it were, are used up. And so, a good story is just over. It’s done. In this workshop, we focus on the aspect of craft that explores the narrative process itself.
Calm the body, and you free the mind. Learn how to access a deeper place to write from while at the same time addressing aspects of the Craft of Writing Fiction.
For novelists, short story writers, or anyone interested in jump starting their creative juices. "Experimenting with your process is a way to open yourself up to new possibilities," writes Grant Faulkner of NaNoWriMo, the month-long marathon of writing a novel in one go. If writing is about generating the atmosphere of a specific time and place, how do you do that? In this workshop, first engage in a short movement lesson that frees you of tension. It frees you of the preoccupation with responsibility and duty which blocks creativity, and then move into clarity about best practices that work for you with individual writing. For if we become what we do, then you have to start to engage deeply with what works, with what you really want to do!
The medium for this transformative process that allows you to access your own creativity is the FELDENKRAIS© Method, which teaches you to release your tension in readiness for the creative process. It empties the mind as it helps you rediscover the path of least resistance first literally, then figuratively. The format of the workshop is an ebb and flow of warm up lessons that release tension and mental worry, followed by opportunities to write from a deeper place to reconnect with those impulses you cannot quite nail down in the hustle and bustle of the everyday living.
A new and innovative use of FELDENKRAIS takes advantage of additional benefits: the cultivation of calm, focus and inspiration!
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The Feldenkrais Creativity Workshop for Fiction Writers – Topic #3 The Narrative Process
Sat., March 23 -2-5 pm 235 W. Main St. Jacksonville, Oregon
The Spring Semester of Feldenkrais Creativity Workshops for Fiction Writers 2019 is the initial launch of the series. Very well received so far, prices will rise for the Summer and Fall Series, so get in on the ground floor while the workshops are intimate and the price is exceptional for the value you get from participation.
Comments by past participants:
"I really enjoyed combining movement with writing. I think it's a great idea! This workshop really got me thinking about voice and perspective."- K.
"I really liked the format of the class. It felt organic and right on. The handout was great, full of examples and styles. I really like the movement and then writing after. I think it brought out a deepness in my writing. Also, the Feldenkrais Method is amazing. I feel IN my body and very expanded in thought. I also feel more balanced." - C.