6:30 PM18:30

The Writer's Forum at Copperfield's Books in Petaluma

“The senses don’t just make sense of life in bold or subtle acts of clarity, they tear reality apart into vibrant morsels and reassemble them into a meaningful pattern.” ― Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

How to Write With Your Senses and Ignite your Words onto the Page

As writers, we want to give our readers an experience that engages the senses, providing an immersive journey into our world. We do this with words, but behind those words, there must be something richer, a full dimensional interpretation of how we use them to take our readers to places they wouldn’t go on their own.  

In this workshop, we will share a few passages that show how the senses make a story come to life. We will then guide you through a series of exercises, prompting the questions: how could you best describe what you you see, smell, taste, hear, and feel to help your reader have a more dimensional experience of your story?

We’ll even test your intuitive sixth sense, to see if you trust your muse when you write. Do you let the story unfold and honor your intuition; or do you control the voices of your characters, and/or diminish the setting in which you placed them?  

Colleen Bingham, owner of Poppy Botanicals, will be joining us with her handmade organic products that will captivate your senses and help you focus on letting them tell the story.

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6:00 PM18:00

Georgia James & Deborah Parrish's Writers' Group

Won’t you join us? Georgia James and Deborah Parrish Writer's Group will be meeting at Deb's Petaluma Studio to create and write. In our group, you'll practice the art of writing until you have mastered the craft. You'll briefly share, alternating your work with a supportive group of artists. This is for the serious and disciplined writer who aims to be published, but of course, we want to make sure we have some fun too, so bring your sense of humor. Go to the Meetup app and look for us to sign up and get the location address. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (except holidays).


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