“All novelists have bad memories. What you remember comes out as journalism. What you forget goes into the compost of the imagination.”
Robert Olen Butler paraphrasing novelist, Graham Greene, in his book From Where You Dream.
These classes are designed as a pathway into a more profound understanding from which our words emerge, that compost pile Graham Greene and Robert Olen Butler referred to. Each class is designed as a study of nature’s power to bring us into ourselves.
As a writer, these classes will guide you out of your head and into your core. You can call it your heart, your center, your senses, your emotional center – the seat of your being, whichever each of us feels comfortable with. For me, as your guide, I call it ‘our emotional center’ where all the good stuff is stashed, where the senses come alive.
By letting Nature's healing powers embrace us, we begin to feel comfortable with who we really are. We are able to bring our thoughts and feelings to the page without fear of reprisal, by opening a path into the ‘Organics’ of our souls.
With nature as a structure from which to build on, and to depend on in times of need, we create a foundation for all of our writings. One where we can burrow into our center and bring forth texture and depth which will enhance our readers’ experience.
Registration and Class both open and begin July 1, 2017
This class allows the student total access from the very beginning and each student can complete the class at their own speed.
This class is designed to give each writer the tools needed to explore all there is and help you decide what belongs in your story, and what doesn’t.
This section is ongoing, and includes any of those who have finished the Mining Truth in Memoir class.
NOTE: Before registering for this class, one must finish the Mining Truth in Memoir class offered above.
This class will continue indefinitely and will be meeting online two nights per month. It will utilize the tools offered in Mining Truth in Memoir: Digging for our Gold - our Personal Truth. We are here to write and work towards finishing our books/projects. We will be moving forward at a steady clip. Be prepared to finish your work.
Registration for this class is ongoing and is available for registration following the completion of Mining Truth in Memoir - Digging for our Gold, our Personal Truth.
Registration and Class both open to you on
July 15, 2017
Place can be brought alive as a character. It has power. This is a class for all of you who feel the depth of place, but don't quite know how to give it power in your words.
Register and begin the class at any time starting on July 15th, and anytime there after. Yes, you will have complete access to the class upon registration.
Can any old place be a place to write? Can we make do? The truth is any place will work as long as we have it put together properly. Writers and other creatives need inspiration.
Creating a creative space, one that allows the energy to flow gently through unimpeded, is imperative. Creating is hard enough - why not step into a space that sings, that vibrates with energy and good chi, and along the way discover how easy it is to not only make your writing space fabulous, but your whole home.
Remember, a little creative magic can carry your inspiration to the next level.
The class is designed for the participant to have full access instantly, upon registration. Each student can work through at their own speed, and it will stay up indefinitely for you to reference at any time in the future. I am available as you go through to answer all of your questions.
This class will be available for registration July 1, 2017. The class will be immediately opened up to you upon registration and you can go through it at your leisure.
Registration and Class both open to the students on
August 1, 2017.
Novelist, teacher and guide, C. Susan Nunn, takes us into a creative exploration of silence, the unfolding of the textures and layers of the experience.
This online retreat is for all creative souls who want to experience the art of silence and come away with a deeper understanding of themselves and their artistic path, whether a writer, painter, dancer or nature lover, whatever your path, ‘silence’ is an experience you won’t want to miss. Through visual exercises and Susan’s work of exploring ‘place’ and all that is through silence, you will lift into a space of renewal, and be counting the days until it's retreat time. Come away feeling renewed and ready to “create.”
Do you have a narrative starting to form in your mind, one that is just begging to be brought to light and to the page, but you just don't know where or how to begin this awesome journey into story?
These feelings are very familiar to all of us who write. At the beginning, most of us just plowed headlong into it, until finally it became something more than just words. Some of us went after degrees thinking that would magically shorten the path we had chosen, and others found even though they were naturals at writing and storytelling, they still needed some guidance.
Join me for this 6-week class, as we explore the fundamentals of writing, and construct our foundations on which to build our stories. All I ask of you is to bring your passion for writing, your ideas of what you want to get onto paper, a curiosity of life, and an open mind.
Opens for registration August 1, 2017, and the class begins at that time.
As we move into a year of uncertainty, I recognize the tremendous potential before us as each of us ‘mine’ and ‘lay claim’ to our most creative spirits.
My wish for all of you is that we make 2017 ‘The Year of our Power’ – that we carve time from our busy lives and embody the very essence of this writing life we have chosen – that we prioritize and accomplish what is really important in this world – that we open our hearts and fill the world with love, not only in words, but in our actions, as well.
I’m with you on this journey,
Best Wishes, Susan