"That was the best class I've ever taken -- better than any high school course, better than any university program," I proclaimed to Larry, my husband when I came home from my first transformative writing class.
It was the best because I was safe to write with abandon. There was no space for criticism. I shared only what I wanted to share - if I wanted to share at all and by the end of the evening, I could write without hesitation. In Just 5 Minutes I wrote a story. The "it's no good," "I can't write anything interesting," or "I have nothing to say," was swept away from my vernacular. In one short evening I was transformed from a want-to-be writer to a writer. It was truly transformative.
©Eleanor Chornoboy February 21, 2018