Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Storytelling. Day 2

Second day of the storytelling conference
in the stunningly beautiful Joseph Smith Memorial Building ---- used to be Hotel Utah
On this day we had three class choices per hour
with three tracks of emphasis
Family Historians

One speaker raised a writing question, I, too have wondered . . .
What if I run out of things to say?

Leigh Anne Wilkes, presenter, had this thought to share:
When you are writing about something you are passionate about, you do not run out of things to say.

Find your writing niche---your passion--- by asking yourself
Is there an area in my life where good things seem to happen a lot?
An area I just have a knack for?
Something I am naturally good at?
What could I teach?
What brings me joy?
What do I enjoy that feels effortless?
What am I doing when all feels just right?
What kind of books do I read all the time?
What do I do on a free day?
What do I do when I procrastinate?
(Maybe you should be doing that the rest of your life, she suggested!)

Examine the answers to such questions.....and write in that zone

I quite liked the answer she shared for herself
She said, "I have a passion for making the most of what I'm given."

What passion do your books or your interests point to?

Leigh Anne's scarf tying demo

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