People seem to have no problem voicing their desire to buy a good pair of jeans or go bird watching.
I detect zero self-consciousness from the person who tells me she wants to go see Mean Girls on Broadway. Or enroll in improv classes.
When people want to write, they don’t say it loudly; they whisper it to me.
They say it quietly, as an aside. They send me a note from their personal, not their business, email. They’d like to write. They used to, and want to do it again. But.
Always a but.
…they worry they wouldn’t be any good at it.
…they aren’t sure where to start.
…they don’t have time.
You know the excuses. The thing I find curious though is that whisper, that urge, that desire to do it but also be quiet about it.
What’s that about?
I believe it’s because writing speaks to something kinda sacred, and so incredibly personal.
I don’t think you have to be special or an A student or even particularly gifted to make good and powerful use of writing in your work.
Far too many of us are stuck (not to mention wounded) by the experiences we had in school. Those red pens left scars, and made us think we should be careful instead of creative.
That’s a damn shame.
This is precisely what I designed The Intensive for: People who want to write, to reengage with their work in a fresh, exciting, and fun way, without feeling bad about themselves.
And having three days away with a small group, in an environment specifically set up for tapping your creative genius can change everything.
April 30 through May 3, we’ll be hunkering down in a gorgeous, sprawling ranch just outside of Austin, Texas. And if this sounds like it could be a fit for you, I’d love to talk to you about it.
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This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard about The Intensive from me. But it may be the first time you’ve really HEARD it. In a way that makes you think, “Hmm.”
I’m looking for people who feel that impulse to write, to go deeper into it and emerge with thrilling new insights. Who are tired of ignoring that urge to express themselves and want to do it in an incredibly safe and supportive space.
Sound like you or someone you know?
Go ahead. Whisper it to me.
P.S. Wondering what it’s like? Take a look at the video and see if it appeals.