writing class radio
About This Show
Writing Class Radio is for people who love stories and who get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and who wants to learn a little bit about how to write their own stories. You'll hear students write their way to the truth. And you'll hear students trying to deal as we follow them outside of class and into their real lives. Plus you'll hear all the juicy stuff that happens in writing class---resistance, crying, break-throughs, connection. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other than by writing and telling our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?
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Episode 34: Let's Ignore Writing Class Protocol and Talk About Our Lives
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Episode 34: Let’s Ignore Writing Class Protocol and Talk About Our Lives.
Writing Class Radio is a podcast that brings you true, personal stories written in an actual memoir writing class and ideas about how to write your own stories.
Student Allison Langer loves the process of pouring her heart out on paper then reading it out loud. She’s all heart. Teacher Andrea Askowitz loves tearing stories apart. She asks, “What is this story about?” and then helps to find the answer. She’s loves the craft, the art. This podcast is equal parts heart and art.
In this episode, we go off the rails...a little. We invited our class into Allison’s living room where in addition to writing advice, we gave life advice. Allison believes that the better we know ourselves, the better our writing will be. Andrea was scared shitless. She thought the class would be more like a therapy session. Andrea likes the boundary set up in class. She thinks not being allowed to talk about someone’s life allows everyone to write more freely. She doesn’t want to be judged on her life, only on her writing.
Since Allison was making the rules for this class, she allowed the students to comment on the narrator’s life and allowed the narrator to defend herself.
Allison threw out the prompt, “good enough” and gave everyone 20 minutes to write. In addition to Andrea and Allison, you will hear a prompt response from student Lis Mesa as well as feedback from producer Virginia Lora and student Viccy Simon.
Allison loved the experiment. She loved getting advice and thinks the discussion will help her writing. She loved being able to explain what she meant. And, unlike in class, she got to have the final word. But hearing everyone talk about everyone’s life and blabbing back and forth could become a total shit show in class. Complete chaos...Because, let’s face it, nobody really wants life advice.
Thank you for listening to Writing Class Radio. If you want to hear your story on the show, pick one of our website daily prompts or follow us on twitter (@wrtgclassradio). Then record what you wrote using your voice memo and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a business or a startup and need help telling your story, Andrea will come to your office and teach all your employees how to better articulate why they do what they do. Do it! Stories sell. Allison will come to your retreat and help guests write through their shit so they can live free and happier
Rated 5 out of
Funny, smart and creative
if you like storytelling you'll love this show. Andrea Askowitz is a funny woman. The show follows the students and their stories they write while in Andrea's writing class
Date published: 2015-11-19