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Two nights ago, sitting by the open window in the quiet country woods, late July, I heard a bird sing—chirp! Chirrup! Chirrup! I listened and heard it again. Then it must have moved on. Startling to hear a bird at night—full dark...
When I write, I really do want it to come from deep within me. Once the writing is on the page, I look at it. Then I ask, who is this for? What’s the voice? I assess where I want to coax the piece. So when writing began to come to me with older picture book voices, I was surprised, and I went with it...
"Writing is an avenue to wellness that I believe everyone should have access to. There is no greater feeling for me than service through witnessing others’ stories." Writing through Trauma to Truth and Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche teacher Shawna Ayoub shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.
"The joy for me comes when my students find that one, perfectly resonant image that captures the nuances of emotion in their experience, or when a bolt of inspiration reveals a perfectly broken line. Those moments are what makes me thrilled to teach with The Center." Writing Toward Balance and Wholeness teacher Teneice Durrant shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.
"I feel honored every time one of my students feels safe enough in my classes to share his or her true heart with me and the other students in the class. I know I am being handed a sacred gift, and I don’t take that lightly. " Writing the Wave and The Writer's Eye teacher Tawni Waters shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.
"Mostly, what brings me joy is working to be of some use to another writer. I hope that I can help her feel less alone, and that her voice is valued. Because it is." Fiction Writing teacher Jennifer Steil shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.
"...it is a rediscovery for me, that the teaching I do is not just about me. That alone is affirmation. We are all in this together. Writing for Children and Writing a Small-Scale Memoir teacher Helena Clare Pittman shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.