Instructor: Marta Luzim, MS
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Class Term: 10/06/2022 - 10/27/2022
SCN Member: $120.00
Class synopsisWriting the Hard stories. What is the story you most want to tell but have been afraid to tell? Why is it important to write this story now? This class will ignite and deepen your raw, vulnerable and daring story-telling. Digging in to free yourself to express your heroine’s powerful story is a journey worth taking. To challenge your internal conflicts and doubts will reveal your original style, structure, scene work and emotional story arc to write the story you most desire to write.
"Every woman is a potential heroine. She is the leading lady in her own life story on a journey that begins at her birth and continues through her lifetime. As she travels this path she will undoubtedly encounter suffering, feel loneliness, vulnerability, uncertainty and know limitations. She may also find meaning, develop character, experience love, grace and learn wisdom She is shaped by her choices by her capacity to have faith and love, by her ability to learn from experience and make commitments. When difficulties arise, if she assesses what she can, decides what she will do and behaves in ways that are consistent with her values, needs and feelings she is acting as the heroine protagonist of her own myth. A heroine shapes what she will become and acts like her choices matters." Jean Bolen
To create a safe environment to write, explore, express and dig into your hard story.
To develop scenes, style and structure to explore the emotional arc of your heroines journey. Who what where when?
To evoke and challenge your doubts and transform them into creative expression and powerful story
To practice deep listening, intuition and discover your, authentic voice through sensual language/emotional scenes and inquiry into your heroine's journey.
Class communication methodFour 90-minute weekly Zoom classes on October 6, 13, 20, 27 (Thursdays) from 2-3:30 EST. There will be some before-class prompts that will be delivered through participants' email along with prompts given in-class. Comments and notes will be given in class. Only support and encouragement will hold each participant's space to feel safe to keep writing. If further guidance is needed, student can email instructor. Free e-books, audios and manuals will be given when students sign up for course. Books and manuals are for students' inspiration and self-discovery and will evoke self-acceptance, self-inquiry and expand understanding of yourself as a writer. Videos and quotes might also be sent between classes.
Unit 1: Writing story conflict
Identify your heroine’s conflict and arc. Who, what when, and how? What are the needs, obstacles, and risks of writing your story? What does your heroine want and what is she willing to do to get it? What is her call to action?
Unit 2: Writing like a madwoman scene work Breaking through the barriers, doubts, and limitations of telling your hard story. Find your raw and risky storyteller voice to write emotional, sensual, and evocative scenes How does the world feel, smell, taste, and sound?
Unit 3: Writing style Deepening your connection to your unique and organic structure and scene. What is your original form, flow, dialogue, and style? How does your story move in time and place? What are your heroine’s struggles? What are her transitions? Is the story linear or non-linear?
Unit 4: Writing new myths Discovering family myths and generational legacies that keep your personal story a secret. Revealing deeper held truths around your hard story to tell
Class time commitment90 minutes per session, with an additional 90 minutes per week for writing
Marta Luzim, MS has been working with women, families, and couples for over forty years. She is a Psychospiritual Therapist with an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.S. in Education. She is an expert in women’s trauma and recovery and a Next Level Practitioner in the field of trauma. She is certified as a Kaizen creative coach, Metaphysician, somatic bodyworker, emotional intuitive, intimacy trainer, and mindfulness breath worker. She is a published writer, artist, and playwright. In 2010, she founded Give Her A Voice, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit that creates a multi-media theatrical show of women’s recovery stories. giveheravoice.org. Currently she is working on her own memoir. She is passionate to meet women’s Mad Genius Beauty and evoke their voices to write deep, dark, and daring through her signature Writing Like A Madwoman course. www.womenswayin.com.