THE SOMATIC MEMOIR LAB:
Nine Steps to Write and Publish a Memoir or Hybrid Nonfiction Book to Center Your Purpose with Story Mentor, Tanya Taylor Rubinstein
Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Central Time
If you’re anything like most of my students, you’ve heard a call for your entire life, an inner directive that has always pointed you toward a purpose and mission greater than yourself.
It can only be accomplished by you, and to do so, you'll need to completely surrender your ego, liberate your voice and share your story with the world.
You've birthed yourself over and over in this dying culture, and not only survived, but have found a way to rise again and again to authentically thrive.
Everything that made you an outsider in the toxic culture has prepared you as a leader for the new world.
Are you ready?
None of us are.
But your soul knows.
Many of the current dominant narratives have created the emergency we're in globally in every aspect of the culture.
Which means for you personally:
It's Go Time.
Though you know you have incredible stories to share, you probably have no idea how to write a memoir.
Maybe you have several partially completed manuscripts on your hard drive, scraps of material from weekend-long writing workshops, bits and pieces of stories that you've read or written, knowing they contain a potent seed of your story.
But you know you have to do it. In your soul, even if you've struggled, you know you've always been a deep communicator.
Perhaps you’re inspired by writers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Glennon Doyle, Cheryl Strayed and Roxane Gay.
Perhaps you have years worth of journals and morning pages. Still, you haven't been able to break through and center yourself enough (and get cogent in your own sense of internal structure) to write an entire story.
If you’re anything like me, you’re not only a writer.
You’re a natural leader, maybe a mystic or poet as well.
You have deep gifts that sometimes live in the shadow of your psyche.
And they’re waiting for you to allow them all the way out of the closet.
You get overwhelmed.
You don't know how to bring it together. Which stories from your past should you choose? Which are relevant to the universal message you have to share now?
You Don't Have to Do It Alone.
Each form of personal narrative has its own structures and rules.
I’ve been a story coach for 29 years helping people complete solo shows, memoirs and hybrid nonfiction books. I’ve developed the Somatic Memoir Lab to take writers from frustrated creative to published author.
In this free class, introducing you to the Somatic Writing Process, I’ll speak on the following topics:
Liberate Your Voice: Story Archaeology
Create Your Writing Altar
Identify Your One Reader
The Golden Thread: Unearthing Your Central Metaphor
Story Architecture: Map Your Book with an Embodied Outline
Fire and Bone Stories
Writing in Quantum Time
Story Leverage: Center Your Leadership
If you want to make 2021 the year when you finally write and publish your book, this masterclass is designed especially for you!
If you'd like to join us, sign up below:
“I have been coached and trained by over 50 writers across the world, some with huge international recognition, and not one has ever opened me to myself the way Tanya does. Tanya is a powerful guide through the chaotic and often painful journey of writing and discovery.
If you've decided to write directly toward the truth no matter where it goes and you've found it challenging, lonely or scary... this is the answer. If you are a writer or aspiring to be, and you want a safe and powerful container to find your voice in writing, I can't recommend Tanya enough.”
- Andrya Allen, Founder of Vox Verba & Writer
“Tanya has been the ancient midwife of my story. She cradled me, wept with me, sang me through my grief, coaxed my words, and gently guided me to the courage to birth my voice. She once said to me, “I can’t promise you safety here.” In its place, she supported me in the ultimate radical soul liberation - the telling of my story.”
- Melissa Kaplan
Author & Somatic Therapist
Tanya has a gift and that gift is to help you find the deepest truth, and then she holds your feet to the fire until you tell it to the best of your ability.
Being in the group is so supportive -- taking the isolation out of being a writer, and also out of the past I’m writing about in which I felt so alone. It's helping me find the voice I lost as a child, or probably more accurately never had or developed, and giving it the space to develop now."
- Diana Lightmoon, Psychotherapist & Writer