September 2012 Workshop

Amber Lea Starfire

Journaling for Writers
A Workshop on Developing Your Craft
presented by Amber Lea Starfire

Saturday, September 15, 2012
9:30 am–1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405  

$25 members, $35 non-members

Have you ever wondered if keeping a journal is for you, or what journaling has to offer writers?

In this four-hour workshop, beginning and advanced writers alike will learn powerful and effective journaling techniques to enhance their writing skills. You will learn and practice journaling methods to help develop strong settings, create dynamic characters, enhance sensory descriptions, and reflect on meaning and theme in your work. For a flyer about the workshop, click Journaling Workshop!

During the workshop Amber Lea Starfire will employ a combination of lecture and demonstration, in-class exercises, and group discussions.
Topics Include:

  • Why journaling techniques work and when to use them
  • Creative Clustering
  • Dialogues & Monologues
  • Letters
  • Interviewing characters
  • Crazy-long Lists
  • Captured Moments
  • What-if’s and Sentence Starters

Amber Lea Starfire is an author, editor, & teacher whose passion is helping others tell their stories. Author of Week by Week: A Year’s Worth of Journaling Prompts, her work has also appeared in Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother, and literary journals. She is the Online Classes Program Coordinator for Story Circle Network, and a member of the California Writers Club in Santa Rosa (Redwood Writers), the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW), and the International Association of Journal Writing (IAJW).Visit

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