Classes are being offered online through Zoom at UNM Continuing Education.
To register, call 505-277-0077 or go to ce.unm.edu. For information about a class, call Carol at 505-235-9753
Writing the Story of Your Life
May 25 through June 29, Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
.Our stories tell us where we’re been, what we’ve learned, and who we are. As we write, we remember, evaluate, and deepen our perspective. If you want to explore your life story, whether for legacy, published memoir, inspiration for fiction, or personal development, this course will give you the tools you need. Classes include writing exercises, prompts, resources, and discussion. Feedback on writing provided if desired. No previous writing experience necessary.
From Inspiration to Publication
July 6-27, Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
You want to write a book—a novel, memoir, historical, self-help or inspirational book to share your knowledge. The first step is finding your vision. What is your message? Who are you speaking to? Find your passion and you’ve found the subject of your book. The next step is to organize and position your book to sell in today’s marketplace. You will learn how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it to appeal to your target audience. No writing experience necessary, only a desire to learn. Takeaways include resource lists, a plan of action, and organizational tools.
Writing for Healing
July 26 through August 16, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 PM
Personal journal writing helps us navigate uncertainty, stress, and dislocation. When our lives are turned upside down, it’s normal to experience unease and frustration. Writing about what’s going on helps us move through the experience and develop new strategies for the future. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple yet powerful writing techniques that enhance well-being and help develop resilience. The benefits of this type of journaling are similar to those derived from yoga and meditation.
No writing experience necessary. All writing is confidential and need not be shared.
The Writer’s Mindset
August 3-17, Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Are you writing or thinking about writing a book, short story, or essay? Do you find that keeping on track with your goals is a challenge? You may be experiencing doubt, lack of confidence or simply feeling overwhelmed. You’re not alone. Many beginning writers have great ideas, but aren’t sure how to get started and then maintain a writing practice. Everyone is busy, and being a writer means making choices, finding good resources, and setting goals that are reasonable, given your life situation.
The Writer’s Mindset will help you stop thinking about writing and get to work! Practical strategies, helpful resources, and practice lead to a productive writing practice. You will learn how to short-circuit the messages of the inner critic so you can write with joy and abandon.