Take What Is Raw and Craft It To Its Highest Form
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Legacy Writing: The Stories of Your Life
Advanced Legacy Writing: The Stories of Your Life
A Side Note:
Art therapist Shaun McNiff says when the soul is lost, art comes spontaneously to its assistance. But the poetry wrangled from a personal tragedy or a broken heart is not necessarily good art. Often the earliest lesson we learn as writers is that there is a difference between venting and crafting. In my work with writers, I encourage participants to write freely without the censorship of the inner critic in order to get raw material onto the page; but I also emphasize taking this raw material and crafting it to its highest form, whether publication is desired by the student or not.