Write Your Life

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Write Your Life
with T. Dean Adams

“Need a nudge to get those creative juices flowing? Women looking for a casual, creative environment where they can share their words would do well to sign up for this motivating and positive experience.” – Austin Chronicle

“Pencil in some time for yourself… participants de-stress, remember past experiences, and look toward the future.” – The State

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Class Schedule 

Sunday, March 3, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Write Your Life as a Woman
One-time live online workshop.
Class fee: $50
Click here to register via PayPal (no account needed)
Click here to register via Venmo (account required, easy set up)

 

Sundays, March 10 – 31, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET
Write Your Life as a Woman
Weekly live online class.
Class fee: $100
Click here to register via PayPal (no account needed)
Click here to register via Venmo (account required, easy set up)

Email me for other payment options. 

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About Write Your Life Classes

In the style of journal writing workshops, we write by hand – pen on paper –  in response to writing prompts and class content. With a focus on the process and experience of writing, there is no critiquing – only gentle encouragement in a non-academic, creative environment. No writing experience is necessary.

While some topics may lead to memoir style writing, the class is also focused on present and future creativity, goals, and insightful rambling and brainstorming for solutions to challenges. The class leads participants to feel better about writing and life!

Click here to review the class contract which sets the space for the class (and can mostly be applied to life also). 

What happens in class…

  • Each student makes a commitment to follow the class contract. View it here.
  • Though we are connected online – we write by hand with pen or pencil on paper. Old school.

  • We write and read out loud in class. However, you can always “pass” and no one will mind a bit. (Bullies do not take this class. Only really nice people take this class.)

  • Even if you don’t like to write, don’t worry… words will be spilling out of you right away… it’s magical.

  • Guaranteed good for the head and heart.

Testimonials:

“A rainy Sunday writing class with Dean at The Writing Barn felt like a beautifully wrapped Tiffany-colored box gift to myself.” – Kelley Burrus, conference planner

“I loved Dean’s writing workshop “Write Your Life As A Woman.” It became a weekly ritual that I looked forward to … I loved this format of class – no critiquing, no judging – just writing and sharing. I would take it again!” – Suzanna Choffel, singer/songwriter

“Dean’s class helped me get more in touch with my writing, my life direction and a lot of kick ass females. I recommend this class to anyone looking for a little pick-me-up in the soul department.” – Laura, 28, engineer/writer/blogger

“… learning how to allow all of my thoughts and words to reach the paper without judging them… This class has been such an amazing experience and I am looking forward to seeing how this affects my songwriting as well.” – Vanessa Lively, singer/songwriter, artist

“… tapped into parts of me that were long dormant. Opened doors of creativity and intuitiveness I didn’t know I had. The class allowed me to be me.” – Leigh,  pharmaceutical sales rep

“.. more confidence and faith in myself, in others and in the world in general. It was a true blessing.” – Catherine, tech writer

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About T. Dean Adams

Since 1997 I’ve designed and taught non-academic, community writing workshops such as Write Your Life as a WomanCollecting Your Memories and the Closet Fiction Writer’s Workshop. I presented the class as Faculty-in-Residence for the 2017 N.E.W. Leadership Texas, a national nonpartisan political training program for college women, hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Texas.

My writing credits include: Associate Editor for Texas EMS Magazine, commentary in Austin Monthly and Austin American-Statesman; recent essays and the previous long-running “skirt tales” column in the original skirt! Magazine; body/mind/spirit column, features and reporting in the (Charleston) Post and Courier and the Columbia Free TimesColumbia Business JournalCharleston Regional Business Journal, short stories and feminism column in Point.

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For information on individual coaching, workshops, customized classes or speaking engagements, please email tdeanslist@gmail.com.  I offer:

  • Personal writing coaching sessions – by phone, Skype and in person
  • Write Your Life Stories – Memoir writing for saving family history and personal creativity and introspection.
  • Write Your Life as a Woman – see class schedule above or host a private gathering of friends in your home
  • Write Your Life as a Team – team building through writing together for organizations and businesses
  • Write Your Life as a Family – strengthen family bonds by sharing stories
  • Write Your Life as a Community – sharing stories to embrace our common bonds and honor our differences