Catherine Ann Jones
The Way of Story
Integrative approaches to writing narrative
The Way of Story offers an integrative approach to writing narrative—both fiction and nonfiction—including plays, screenplays, short stories, novels, and memoir.“We’ve become lopsided living only in our heads.Writing, in order to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world of intuition and feeling.”
Finding Your Voice in Memoir
Memoir and voice
Learn how to research and structure your life story, write three-dimensional characters, and discover your voice.
Message to Students
Pen & paper, and courage are required of my students. If it’s your first time attending the conference, remember there is no one way to write, just as there is no one way to live your life. Discover and honor your own process.
Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. After playing major roles in over fifty plays on and off-Broadway, she became disappointed by the lack of good roles for women and wrote a play, On the Edge, about Virginia Woolf and her struggle with madness in a world gone mad, Hitler and WWII. The play won a National Endowment for the Arts Award. Twelve of her plays, including Calamity Jane (both play and musical), The Women of Cedar Creek, and Freud’s Oracle, have won multiple awards and are produced both in and out of New York. Her films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards & Julie Harris) four Emmy nominations, Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), and the popular TV series, Touched by an Angel. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India studying shamanism, she has taught at The New School University, University of Southern California, and the Esalen and the Omega Institutes. Her books, The Way of Story: the craft & soul of writing, Heal Your Self with Writing (Nautilus Book Award 2014), What Story Are You Living? and Freud’s Oracle are used in many schools, including New York University writing programs. Based in Ojai, California, she leads The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing, workshops throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Over 50,000 have subscribed to her six online courses at DailyOm.com. For blog, workshop schedule, keynote talks, and writing consultant services please visit www.wayofstory.com
Writing Tip I Live By
Write from within.