These articles describe the power of a communal writing practice and include stories and voices from WTG Circles.
I often say that most people would rather have a root canal than join a WTG Circle and do communal free-flow writing.
I was one of those people.
Last Saturday I facilitated the Vegas Summer WTG Circle.
Lynda said, "I wish pens had spell check."
"Why do you give a shit about spelling?" I laughed,
"It doesn't matter whether you have a huge group of friends and go out every weekend or if you're in a "perfect" romantic relationship (as if those exist). It's the quality of the relationships--how much vulnerability and depth..."
A few weeks ago, I went to a storytelling event in Portland, The Moth: True Stories Told Live.
The emcee was a comedian who had the crowd of 300 or so laughing as he cracked jokes and described the evening ahead of us.
Then he got sort of serious as he spoke about story telling: