Wednesday 3 to Tuesday 9 August 2022, online
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
Emotional honesty is a must-have for writers of both fiction and creative nonfiction, particularly because it is a key element in a writer’s voice. A powerful, singular writer’s voice expresses our truth, warts and all – no matter the genre we work in.
Emotional honesty matters from the very start – when we decide what story to tell. It is also crucial in maintaining our creative vision in our works, ensuring we stay true to who we are even when we write about sensitive material from our lives or about characters seemingly ‘not like us’. A major part of a powerful writer’s voice is to know how to capture, and capture vividly, the complexity of human emotions, and generally how to be honest about the intricate, often paradoxical nature of lived experiences. Yet mastering such writing can be challenging, and uncomfortable too. The course is derived from Lee Kofman’s book on writing – The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering Emotional Honesty in a Writer’s Art, Craft and Life.
In this course, we’ll explore what emotional honesty means in the context of writing and hone reflective skills. We’ll also consider common roadblocks that prevent writers from being honest, and strategies to deal with these hurdles and grow more courageous. This course involves submitting short writing exercises, and giving and receiving peer feedback. Participants will receive limited tutor feedback.
For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/online-mastering-voice-through-emotional-honesty-2022/