A creative writing class may be one of the last places you can go where your life still matters
- Richard Hugo
Writing, like any other skill, takes practice. In writing practice,
you develop a clear voice and a writing muscle so strong you can
sit down without fear and write anything—for your business, for
a professional journal, for your children or grandchildren to read
someday, or just for you. Writing practice is for both the beginning
and experienced writer—for anyone who sees writing as an important
part of their life.
Writing practice helps us to integrate fragmented parts of ourselves,
creating coherency of a chaotic, contradictory world. Writing practice
accesses old memories, enabling us to build our own archive of
characters and events that can inspire us for a lifetime of writing.
Writing practice awakens us to the truth and uniqueness of our
experiences. It disciplines, nurtures and energizes our soul while
silencing the critic within. We begin to love ourselves deeply.