Friday, January 16, 2009

New online journal writing course

Let the new year serve as a fresh start for your journal writing direction. I'm leading an online journal writing course this spring with the University of Illinois at Chicago Writers Series. It's called "Rescript Your Life: A Journal Writing Workshop." The great thing is you can be anywhere in the world to take this workshop because it's online. It gets underway on March 9, 2009. Juicy details follow:

Direct your plans, relationships and creativity toward a new, personal direction through journal writing. In this online workshop, you’ll find your journaling “personality” and apply a variety of eastern and western techniques to uncover and explore your burning issues. Also learn how to journal your dreams, travels and creative ideas and even start your own online journal blog. Journal Writing Online allows participants to better deal with past, present and future issues through the outlet of journal writing, particularly when applying field-tested techniques introduced in the course.

Participants will also be better equipped to use the journal as a creative conduit to evolve raw experience into written poems, stories, character studies and other creative pieces. During this time of economic downturn, journal writing offers people an inexpensive, yet passionate outlet. This era is an ideal time to turn to an introspective mode, evaluating the past and looking for new direction for the future. Journal writing can help people in any situation deal with our changing times.

Topics include history of journaling, journal styles, dialogues and their methods, techniques of journal writing and blogging.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Focus on the type of journal writing to fit his or her personality.
  • Access their own list of numerous, personal journal writing topics and questions.
  • Use the journaling method of dialogues to address personal and creative issues.
  • Understand and use the Japanese method of haibun and naikan.
  • Create a Leonardo da Vinci-style notebook.
  • Create an active dream journal.
  • Create an online journal blog.
  • Develop a personal journaling vocabulary
Journal Writing Online
March 9 - April 10, 2009
Cynthia Gallaher
Friday, February 27, 2009

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