My philosophy about writing is simple:
Everyone can write and everyone who wants to should have a chance to write.
Over and over I hear people say they want to write but have no idea where to start.
Again and again I see how over-scheduled lives and fear mislead people into believing they don’t have time and space to nurture their artistic selves.
My workshops, designed around the twin themes of voice and vision, work to counter these myths on multiple levels.
Custom tailored to individual groups of any age and any experience level, the workshops use art and writing exercises to help participants:
Although the workshops use primarily writing exercises, they are suitable for anyone seeking to explore any forms of creativity. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome.
Please get in touch with me here for more information about my workshops or working with me individually to get you going on your creative path.
Bells and Whistles
I was on fire that day. Diana poured creative kerosene all over us and lit a match.
The writing exercise took me deeper than I thought I would go, and to places I didn't know I was going. It provided clarity and validation for the choices I have made. I really enjoyed the experiences both times and would definitely do it again. I enjoyed stretching myself in that way.
I attended two of Diana's writing workshops. Her exercises were fun and enlightening. I was surprised at the words that flowed out of me once I was given permission to let go. I also confronted some deep issues and it was very therapeutic to bring these to the surface. I enjoyed how Diana integrated visual arts with the writing. Diana led the group with great care and respect toward the students. I would highly recommend her to anyone, even non-writers. The writing exercises were helpful in opening up my creative side in general which can be applied to other creative endeavors outside of writing as well.
If you're in need of clear, thoughtful, experienced, and inspired guidance, you're in need of Diana Friedman. I sought her help in laying out the skeleton of my first novel. Her advice was sage: write and write and write; half will provide the structure of your story, the other half will end up on the cutting room floor. This unfroze me. I became less terrified of wrong turns and writing myself into corners. Now I just write and believe that the story will emerge. Thank you, Diana.