Write What You Know: Using Life Experiences In Stories
Our experiences—in life, love, work, history, and culture—can be wonderful fodder for story inspiration. But how does a writer navigate the balance between telling a story versus inadvertently writing a journal entry? Join Natasha Deen and learn the tips, tricks, dos and don’ts when it comes to using your life as a jumping point for your creative work.
Guyanese-Canadian author NATASHA DEEN’s novel, In the Key of Nira Ghani, won the 2020 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award and her recent YA novel, The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad, is a JLG Gold Standard Selection. When she’s not writing or visiting with schools and libraries, she teaches with the University of Toronto SCS and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her pets that she’s the boss of the house. Visit Natasha at www.natashadeen.com and on Twitter/IG @natasha_deen