This session will explore the often-fraught relationship between creative process and bringing our work out to the public sphere. How do we bring our energy and attention to the process itself, letting go of expectations about end results? What is the relationship between control on the page, and over what happens in the world? How to weather rejection and criticism, to untangle our own judgements about our writing from that which comes from others, and turn the many challenges to creative work in a direction that serves us? Learning to trust the process unearths the buried treasure of creative work and one essential tool to understanding is the "process journal." This session will focus on techniques of our own very particular issues as writers–and also help us make the transition form "writer" to "author" in this public realm.
Talks and workshops on writing and publishing offered by editor and author Carole DeSanti.