Simply Writing

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  • “I learned a lot, but to summarize, I learned that writing is a process—I just have to start generating.”

    Intan, January 27, 2019

  • “’Simply Writing’ was inspirational as well as instructional. I was especially impressed with the detailed structure, designed for maximum learning in an environment of maximal safety. Especially admirable was how the learning was masterfully combined with a gracious respect for personal differences. I also admired how [the instructor], who has a well-filled toolbox, can effectively dance in the moment, using planned content and improvisation skills.

    Being in the company of other writers was both stimulating and a bit intimidating. The international composition of the group was amazingly rich.”

    Miriam P., January 27, 2019

  • “For the first time in my life, I felt recognised as a writer in my own right. I felt redeemed because I have a community. A community I can feel and be felt by. We were in touch with the other writers. It feels simply great!

    They way the instructor makes everyone feel safe in her class is superb. I felt safe in this class—which I have not felt anywhere else. Class, age, gender, status; all of those issues do not matter here. Lisa views everyone as equals. As writers with a story. Thank you for that.”

    Nebil, January 27, 2019

  • “The workshop ‘Simply Writing’ gave me the necessary structure to get going with the writing; the course opened my mind to the many potential roads to becoming a writer.

    In terms of the feedback we received, this was a truly informative session. We not only got insights into our own way of writing—we got to hear from the other writers in the room and experience the styles they used.”

    Max, January 27, 2019

  • “How did it feel to be in the company of other writers? It felt a bit nerve-racking at first, because we need to present our work (although anonymously), but it became a great way to get feedback.

    First and foremost, ‘Simply Writing’ increased my confidence a great deal. The instructor is so enthusiastic about writing, and it was very contagious—so much so that I grew to like writing even more. The advice I received and the techniques I learned from the class will surely help me.”

    YL, January 27, 2019

  • “My main take-away was learning the different techniques to start writing. As the workshop progressed, I learned a lot from my fellow participants. The class helped me to start capturing my thoughts and ideas in various ways.”

    Jurrien, January 27, 2019

  • “I discovered what my ‘best voice’ is to write in—when to use first- or third-person, for example. And it was very nice to be surrounded by people who have the same interest. I felt we understood each other, and it created a good vibe. The class gave me some new insights, and it motivated me to write more.”

    Miriam T, January 27, 2019

  • “I learned so much that I don’t know where to start. The highlight of the class was hearing the work of peers…it was deeply moving, creative, and rewarding.”

    Orselia, September 30, 2018