Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Anatomy of a Story: PLOT
I was right.
The story I worked on, the one I submitted to get into the program, was a story in my collection, for the book. It was a very honest story about loss. Sharing this with others was scary. Being critiqued for its meaning, voice, style and weaknesses etc., was even more terrifying! Sharing true stories is always difficult but I cannot tell you how empowered I was to learn this story mattered-not only to me.
Tuesday was the day my story was critiqued. It was also the day I had my one on one with the amazing Merilyn Simonds. By Thursday, I crashed-emotionally and physically. I guess it was to be expected. I was absorbing so much information. I was open, raw and present. Time and time again I tapped into the part that hurts, the one more sensitive then a sunburn, the stuff below the surface-and shared it.
I will continue to write my true stories until.
More Soon. The Reading is next.