Discover how Eastern meditation practices can inform and influence story and character development
Get guided support on how to use meditation to spark creativity
Complete writing exercises that tie in to meditation experiences
Learn to make your fictional characters "feel seen" by embracing their complex inner lives
About this course:
Meditation practice for writers usually only involves the writers themselves. However, fictional characters can benefit from meditation as much as their authors can. This workshop has writers roleplaying and adopting the persona of their characters as they undergo meditation. The workshop will apply a blend of Eastern meditation techniques to help fictional characters relax emotional muscles they didn’t realize they were clenching, and break on through to deeper truths about themselves in order to enlighten their authors. The workshop utilizes specific, playful, gentle guided meditation exercises paired with writing exercises. This course is co-taught by writing instructor Henry Lien and experienced author, playwright, and meditation instructor Jerry Lee Davis. This workshop is designed to make fictional characters feel seen and make writers more aware of their characters’ inner lives.
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.
Internet access required to access course materials.
Sat Jul 29, 2023
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA X Open
Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.