Clues, Advice and Thanks

This year as I celebrate 20 years of teaching Write Your Life as a Woman, I’m sharing some older articles and columns inspired by the class. “Clues, Advice and Thanks” originally appeared in skirt magazine in 1997, the first year I led a memoir writing class, which led me to create Write Your Life as a Woman.  Clues, … Continue reading Clues, Advice and Thanks

Write Your Life – class contract

To set the structure for the class, I created this contract. Most items apply well to life also! Write Your Life with T. Dean Adams Class Contract © I, _____________________________________________, on this ______ day of _____________, 20__, do bravely enter into this agreement, with myself, to treat myself to the soul-filling creative experience of a … Continue reading Write Your Life – class contract

Crocheting and Crying

This year as I celebrate 20 years of teaching Write Your Life as a Woman, I’m sharing some older articles and columns inspired by the class. Crocheting and Crying by T. Dean Adams This article originally appeared in skirt! magazine in 1998. For the past year I have had the urge to crochet. Though I rarely have maternal … Continue reading Crocheting and Crying

Sweet Melissa

This year as I celebrate 20 years of teaching Write Your Life as a Woman, I’m sharing some older articles and columns inspired by the class. Many years ago in my skirt magazine column I wrote about losing my friend Melissa, who committed suicide. skirt was then a tiny magazine in Charleston, SC, and I had fled the south, a … Continue reading Sweet Melissa