We are all artists!
My writing classes are modeled on the Amherst Writing Method, which uses timed writing prompts. For more information, visit https://amherstwriters.org/philosophy/
Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or just want to play with words these classes offer inspiration for your creative life.
Prompts can be almost anything--a quote, poem, visual image, object or piece of music. Engaging with a variety of prompts helps the writer discover new sources for inspiration.
Timed writing prompts usually last 10 to 30 minutes. When writing stops, you are invited (but never required) to share your work with the group.
Group members may offer each other positive responses to shared writing. This can take a bit of practice. Positive responses can include:
Read the poem "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon. Without looking back at the original, list the images that stuck in your mind. Write a poem that begins "I am from..."
"I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.
I am from the dirt under the back porch....."
Write your way into the image.