Improvisational Writing Circle
Membership for 7 months minimum | $99.00 a month | Cost per class $35
One Ten Week Session 499.00 | Cost per class $50.00
For beginning and experienced writers. For seekers who want to better understand their inner world.
Every week, during the live Zoom sessions, feel your confidence grow as your write and share your stories. Experiment and learn the creative tools of Improvisational Writing. They’ll transport you into the present moment and your creativity zone.
In the creativity zone, it’s easier to bypass perfectionism, doubts, resistance, and inhibitions. Your writing skills and story craft can improve the same way a foreign language improves when you spend time in that country. I often say in the improvisational writing workshops, we speak writing. Sometimes, during class, you’ll finish writing and look up at the clock, and be surprised by how much time passed without you worrying about what people will think. You’ll read what you wrote out loud and be surprised at what happens when you don’t try to be funny, smarter, or impressive.
it is easier to access memories, be authentic, open up to new ideas, stop thinking too much, become vulnerable, and grow a fresh body of fresh drafts: writing that is ready to be crafted into vibrant stories, poems, essays, novels, plays, or memoir.
Facilitator Kelly Morgan provides pragmatic, fun, and down-to-earth coaching that makes it safe to experiment, be curious and express yourself freely through your art.
The Feedback: of the group mirror back what you’ve written
More about flow: The emphasis each week is tapping into your creative powers, enhancing your ability to have an “optimal experience” of writing. The state of consciousness called flow enhances your writing pleasure. (And when writing is more pleasurable, it’s easier to overcome perfectionism, procrastination, and other fears dressed up as excuses, like watching television, and only taking care of others).
In each session, add to your body of work as you learn another creative tool of improvisational writing to enter a state of “flow.”
In flow, your best writing emerges, almost effortlessly. In flow, surprises happen. Forgotten memories stroll across the page. Who you are and what is yours to do makes an appearance. Higher levels of confidence and writing performance are achieved.
No matter what your level of experience, turn yourself into a more creative and compelling writer and storyteller.
Kelly Morgan is a journalist, poet, spoken word performer, teacher and creative writing coach. She’s won poetry slams, published in literary journals and on blogs. Her books include A Visit Home, A World Without Seatbelts and The Howling Coyote Between Your Thighs. She loves teaching and for over 25 years, thousands flocked to her Hollywood workshops: Improvisational Writing, VisionQuest, PowerStory and The Artist’s Way (based on Julia Cameron’s international best-seller.) Julia Cameron says, “You couldn’t find a more sure-footed or inspiring guide.”
Based on her experiences, Kelly developed the Just Say Yes Method for writers and storytellers, making it possible for you to fall in love with writing — again — or for the first time. The Just Say Yes Method of Writing overcomes the most difficult obstacles on your writing journey — Page Fright — the fear of being seen and judged. The proven creative tools of improvisational writing removes blocks and heals unconscious page fright that causes procrastination. In Kelly’s groups, you find comfort and safety empowering you to tap into the moment, express spontaneously, experiment, play, and write with ease from your uncensored, authentic voice.
LEARNING AND WRITING FLOW GOALS
- Connect to your wild, juicy creative energy to write exciting drafts of the stories only you can tell.
- Open yourself up to writing in a state of childlike wonder.
- Sashay into the hearts of your readers because you’re in touch with yourself.
- Give yourself permission to tango with your perfectionism, disco with your critics — and turn writing into a dance rather than a chore.
- Magnetize your writing by learning how to safely collaborate with others.
- Craft livelier drafts that readers/audiences can relate to, identify with and want to read more of.
- Craft compelling characters, conflict, contradictions, dialogue, and action to magnetize your writing and create stories that fascinate, inspire and make people hungry for more.
- Fall in love with writing so you naturally make time to write more.
- Have fun.
LIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
It will be roughly broken down into three sections:
Meditation: Practice letting go of outside considerations. Get into the moment. Listen for your own voice. Allow.
Warm Up Game: Play. Experiment. Get curious. Ask questions. This is your chance to get into flow. Practice using elements of writing or storytelling craft to create writing based on your own life (fiction or non-fiction.)
The Main Stage: In this second half of each class, create new writing or story. If you are already working on a memoir, flash fiction, essay, autobiography, book outside of class, you may want to write with that in mind. If not, then allow yourself to be guided by your own intuition.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO CLASS.