Telling Your Story – Available to Watch Now!
We all have stories to tell.
Is there a journey, experience or lesson from your life that you’ve been wanting to put into words? Are you ready to tell your story?
Do you have a story you’ve always wanted to tell? A life experience–good, bad, difficult or delightful–that deserves to be put into words? Writing our stories can be healing, empowering, a means to deeper connection with others, a gift to posterity or simply to ourselves. In Telling Your Story, you will learn how to craft a well-written, well-executed personal essay from start to finish. We’ll discuss writing strategies, deeper themes and larger cultural context. Then we’ll spend time crafting a compelling lead paragraph that will provide you with the momentum required to keep you drafting forward, so you can leave the course ready to Tell Your Story.
IMPORTANT: Recorded Zoom course will be emailed via Dropbox through a booking notification immediately following your purchase. Thank you!
Sharing our stories is powerful, meaningful and important. Do you have a story you want to tell? Even if you never plan on sharing it, crafting our own stories can be both healing and empowering.
Optional reading: “The IHOP Years” by David Sedaris, “Peculiar Benefits” by Roxane Gay. My own essay, “For All Those Times When Pain is Painfully Beautiful,” published by Entropy Magazine.
A selection of Misha’s personal essays include “How to Lose Control,” featured on Human Parts and “Bournoulli’s Principle” on MTHR. Feel free to click ‘publications’ tab for further reading. Misha has an MFA and MA in creative writing. Her debut novel, MANMADE CONSTELLATIONS, is out August 9, 2022. She has taught fiction, nonfiction and composition courses at UNC Charlotte and North Carolina State University.