A.O. said:

“I learned three main things at ‘Simply Writing’:

  1. to distinguish between the fear of writing on a blank screen from the fear of writing on a blank page.
  2. techniques/prompts that will definitely help me with my writing
  3. that my descriptions generally work. Listening to my own work always makes me nervous. I feel shy about it. At this particular workshop, however, once the piece is read, I feel OK again. I know I am in a safe place. Feedback is given in a judgment-free, insightful way.”

Every time I attend one of these workshops it helps to improve my self-esteem as a writer. It helps to decrease my self-criticism, need for perfection, and helps me to concentrate on what needs to be done. I get real and stop fantasizing about how I should do the work.”

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