Three Prompts to Move You Forward
Hi there. I’m Nancy Sharp and it’s an honor to be your guide for this online course that I guarantee will be different from any other writing course you’ve taken. Think of this as a storytelling workshop. No writing experience is necessary.
About the course:
You can be a newcomer or an experienced writer.
The most you’ll be asked to write is two pages a week.
There’s no talk about publishing.
You will gain confidence in your writing and storytelling abilities no matter your experience.
You will mine amazing new insights that position you for growth.
You will look at your story in an entirely new way--and have pages ready to share if you choose.
In this course, we’ll cover:
Why transitions are life’s greatest teachers
The principles of Guided Autobiography
The principles of Expressive Writing
Prompt #1: Branching Points
Prompt #2: Family
Prompt #3: Taking Stock
As a writer, coach, professional speaker and trainer, I’ve met thousands of people over the years struggling to move beyond adversity and challenges that have kept them stuck and frustrated. Career dead-ends. Failed marriages. Difficult children. Financial setbacks. Anxiety and depression. Cancer. Loss of loved ones. No matter the circumstances, everyone has the ability to move forward. Staying stuck is NEVER an option!
In Transition? Three Prompts To Move You Forward starts now. I’ve distilled everything I’ve learned about overcoming adversity, adapting to change, and becoming resilient into this short, introductory course. I recognize the value of your time, which is why this course is flexible enough to allow you to go at your own pace. Quicker isn’t better, so do as little as ten minutes a day if that’s all you can. Each prompt includes a number of priming questions and exercises to stimulate your creativity. Are you ready to tell your resilient story and own your life in an entirely new way? I can’t wait to work with you!
About Nancy Sharp
Nancy Sharp holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and is a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography. Nancy’s prizewinning, bestselling memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living is an unforgettable portrait of the surprising turns life takes, and the resilience Nancy summoned in order to keep stepping forward.
Nancy is also the author of the picture book Because the Sky is Everywhere. Her work has been published in several essay anthologies, and articles, essays, columns, and letters by her have appeared in The New York Times, Katie Couric's Wake-Up Call, Next Avenue, The Huffington Post, journals for the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Bioethics and the Humanities, and elsewhere.
Nancy writes a regular column on caregiving and resilience for the Cancer Support Community, and has guest lectured at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Regis University's MFA Program, The New School, New York's 92nd Street Y, and to businesses and groups nationwide.
“Eloquent and fiercely hopeful.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“Nancy Sharp’s honesty and hard-earned wisdom
make this book essential reading
for anyone facing adversity—which is all of us.”
- Ann Hood, New York Times bestselling author