Classes & Workshops

From Story Listening to Story Telling: Fiction Writing for Helping Professionals

Instructor(s): David Seaburn
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Use your skills, experience and insight as a helping professional (mental health, health care, substance abuse, education) to become a better, more imaginative writer. We’ll engage in writing exercises and prompts, reading and feedback, and brainstorming about next steps in the writing process. Learn how to employ your sense of empathy and understanding of internal emotional processes to create realistic characters. Practice writing dialogue that sounds as realistic as the conversations you hear each day in your work. Think about the details of appearance, manner, and conversation that best capture a character and bring him or her to life.