Life Lessons from a Writing Workshop

Last week I led a writing workshop for Grad students called “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart: Reconnecting to a Passion for Writing.” Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador, has written a lovely piece about what she took away from that workshop.

I particularly love how she applies the things she learned about writing to her wider life. She talks about the stranglehold of perfectionism, and how this applies in ordinary social interaction. How hard to take risks and do anything new if we have to get at right at the start! And her response to my idea that every writer needs a notebook is to expand that to everyone needs a creative space whether that’s dancing or painting. Read Samara’s post here.