'The Building Blocks of Story', 'Writing Your life' and 'Your Life, Your Words' Workshops
'It's good to have a workshop from an active writer.'
Jane is, '10/10, personable, genuine. authentic, encouraging, helpful, welcoming, competent.'
Jane is, '... great! Quick thinking, supportive, encouraging, tactful...'
'Jane, you made writing seem possible. Removed the mystery. Just write!'
'Fantastic insights into how to work with our life story - also very helpful in the piece of fiction I am working on.'
'Just writing and sharing made me believe that I can do this for myself.'
'The exercises given today opened a new understanding of myself and what we are all capable of. (Jane) is very skilled in her teachings and it's a pleasure to have the opportunity to develop my writing skills.'
'Jane was thoughtful, sensitive, well prepared and responsive - a light touch, encouraging, lots of laughter.'
'It's been a week of trying and the blank page frightens me. I came to the workshop hoping I could get past the blank page and I did. Jane's prompts, and her kind and inspiring instruction have helped me move at least an inch past my fear! Jane was so helpful. I can't explain it but her instruction was not oppressive and I felt like holding onto every word from her. Her voice and demenour were calm and had this element of belief in our ability to write.'
'Excellent workshop. Loved the structure, the pace, the attitude. Very constructive and a warm experience. Thank you.'
'I learned that it's OK to spend time writing about yourself. My life is interesting and I have something to say. Jane gave me the confidence to say it. She's fantastic, a natural tutor. Humourous, sensitive to the needs of participants and sets realistic goals.'
'Jane is obviously a very experienced journal writer and life writer. She treated us kindly and with respect, which I liked.'
'After attending the workshop, I know I can now advance to writing my life story and I am inspired to do so.'