Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thanks, Los Angeles Review Writing Workshop!

My Creative Nonfiction writing workshop ended last week. It was only a month long, but I feel that my writing grew a great deal in that time. I wrote about love, marriage, family, death, coming to terms with loss, basically all those BIG topics in life. I struggled to portray my friends and family honestly but kindly. Overall, I am really glad that I took the workshop. Our teacher, Ann Beman, had great suggestions and was very supportive and helpful. And to think I almost didn't sign up! None of my fears were grounded and I think I have worked through some of my insecurities about my writing. The class was so encouraging, I have even submitted a few new pieces to literary journals.

I will keep you posted on whether or not I get accepted.


  1. Wow. That is beautiful and sad. We really were so protected, we rarely had any idea of the horrors going on in other people's lives, even the people next door, like little Jessie who was removed by CPS, because our own home was so safe. Its important for people to know that not all children have their innocence ripped from them too early- safety, comfort, and nurturing can be a part of their children's childhoods, even if it wasn't a part of theirs. Change is possible!!!

  2. Dearest Sandy, Very sad and yet strong. I am glad you realize that you are in control. Keep writing love it is a gift you have.

  3. Congratulations on your writing workshop experience, and the forward steps you took afterwards. it's always nice to move ahead creatively!