Writing about Hard Topics | DigDeeper A La Carte Writers Conference
The Writing for Your Life May 2022 writers “conference” is à la carte! You can register separately for each session that you find to be most relevant for you. My session, Writing About Hard Topics, is on Thursday, May 12.
GO HERE for the conference schedule, scroll down to my name on Thursday, May 12, and click the registration link next to my name.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 AM Eastern: Amy Julia Becker (author) $59 registration
Writing about Hard Topics: Disease, death, grief, racism, injustice, even faith–all of these are topics we are told to avoid at the dinner table. But writing well about topics that help us explore the deep human questions of meaning and purpose is also crucial for engagement with what it means to be human and live in community with others. How do we craft narratives about the hard stuff of life in a way that welcomes readers and encourages thoughtfulness? How do we make particular experiences into stories that resonate with a broad audience? In a world of endless light content, short attention spans, and ceaseless opportunities to be entertained, how do we write stories that draw readers in and help them think and grow? And how do we bring hope without becoming trite or sentimental?