6 thoughts on “Why STORY informs STRUCTURE WEBINAR”

  1. I went into this webinar expecting nothing; I was looking for a better system, one that would make me more productive. My goal was to write words on paper with efficiency and skill. Instead I found a way to channel my own voice, to be present in my writing. My discovery was that this does not challenge efficiency, it broadens and enhances the concept. I’m a better writer for the experience.
    Thank you, Shelley.

    1. Neil, I am so glad you joined the webinar. Your writing–the little that time allowed you to share–was spot on. It contained everything essential for the reader to know who you are.

      There is a Rumi poem, The Breeze at Dawn. It’s been a favourite of mine for a very long time. I’m leading an in-person workshop with long-time friend and spiritual teacher Jeff Carreira towards the end of the month in Irvington, NY. We’ve called it Where the Two Worlds Meet after a line in the poem. (For those who don’t know it) the poem goes like this:

      The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you
      Don’t go back to sleep
      You must ask for what you really want
      Don’t go back to sleep
      People are going back and forth across the doorsill
      where the two worlds meet
      The door is round and open
      Don’t go back to sleep

      I think of that place where people are going back and forth across the doorsill the two worlds meet as the place where we meet ourselves, our voice, where readers meet us and we meet them. The door is round and open.

  2. I really felt like I got a lot out of this webinar. The exercises were fun and revealing, and the guidance was exactly what I needed! I’m looking forward to another session soon.

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie, it was great to meet finally “in person,” even though we could only see a webcam icon that looked like a one-eyed minion–which I know is not your current look! 🙂

      I was happy to hear the strength of your writing in the short piece you read aloud. xxxs

  3. The time of your webinar conflicts with an important family event, much to my dismay. Will this be available at any other time/date?

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Maria,

      I’m sorry we won’t meet on Sunday. At this time I am not planning to offer this webinar again but that doesn’t mean I won’t. Every webinar I do, whether for free or for payment, is an experiment in offering an alternative perspective to current trends in the writing community. The next webinar I’m offering is a week from Sunday on the 10th June but it is not free.


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