Nurturing the Heart of a Writer: How to Cultivate a Rich Inner Life that Overflows onto the Page

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

As writers, we work on our craft. We wrestle words onto the page, then ruthlessly revise everything. Amidst all this writing and learning and rewriting, there’s a heart behind every word, and the heart of a writer is the most important part of the whole process. In this session, we’ll examine how our hearts influence everything we write, and we’ll discuss the practical ways a writer can nurture her writing heart to create beautiful prose. This session will help writers:

  • Examine the connection between a writer’s private world and public work.
  • Evaluate the influence of a writer’s heart in the subtext she writes.
  • Explore the different ways a writer’s tone can affect the reader.
  • Establish a repertoire of daily practices that deeply cultivates a writer’s inner life.
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