WRITE YOUR LIFE - BASIC
THE TRAVIS TECHNIQUE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORYTELLING
Write Your Life
A Travis Technique Master Class
on the Art and Craft of Autobiographical Storytelling
Mark W. Travis
The biggest challenge of autobiographical storytelling is the revealing of the main character – you, the storyteller. You would think that just because you tell a personal story that you are clearly in it. Ironically, this is often not the case. Of course, you are there in the story but how much of yourself are you really sharing with your listener? How open, vulnerable and available are you willing to be? Knowing and revealing your own inner journey is the foundation of all good storytelling.
Want to write a good story? Write about what you don't want others to know about you.
Want to write a great story? Write about what you don't want to know about yourself.
The heart and soul of your story is what happens to you, inside you. It is not the events, not the things that happen to you, or actions you take or even the scenes you have with other characters. Your story lives in your desires and expectations, your fears and confusion, your joys and disappointments.
The core of your story is what you are thinking and feeling,
fearing and desiring moment to moment throughout the event.
This Write Your Life master class contains techniques that empower you to identify the emotional truths of your inner journey and to share these truths in such a way that your audience will viscerally experience the journey.
Mark W. Travis is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on the art and craft of film directing, writing and storytelling. All of his techniques stem from his pursuit of organic and authentic performances that are deeply felt by audiences. Mark is renowned for the solo shows he has developed and directed over the past 30 years, and has been credited in the L.A. Times with having created a ‘new theater genre.’
Author of two important books on filmmaking and winner of over 30 directorial awards, Mark Travis developed a revolutionary approach to writing and directing. Called The Travis Technique, it cuts to the living and breathing core of every story, script and character. Mark has taught his dynamic and exciting approach at over 50 film schools and director’s guilds around the world. Affectionately called “the director’s director,” Mark is in constant demand to consult on film project worldwide.
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You are about to begin an amazing journey into the world of storytelling. It may change your life, or the way you look at your life. It may change the way you write, how you see your stories and how you want to be heard.
Whether you take the OPTION A or OPTION B you always have the option of increasing your writing and learning experience at any time by including the personal feedback, attention and support from Mark.
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