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Voice Lessons (Pub: READ HER LIKE AN OPEN BOOK)

In "Voice Lessons," published on May 28, 2024, in READ HER LIKE AN OPEN BOOK, book inc PAL Tina Goodyear shares how she lost her personal writing voice and then rediscovered it through community.

By Tina Goodyear

May 30, 2024

Read Her Like An Open Book

At age 56, I finally found a safe audience to share my creative work in a way I don’t think I would have found enrolling in a traditional MFA. In reading others’ stories and in finally sharing my own, I learned I was, despite my mother’s warnings, strikingly normal. I also learned I couldn’t control what happened to my words once they were set free. That wasn’t my business; it was up to the reader.

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Tina Goodyear

Tina Goodyear is a board member of Project Write Now and a book inc Peer Artist Leader. She recently completed a draft of her memoir, FROM THE NECK DOWN. When not writing or teaching the art of writing, she helps adult students earn college credit for their work and life experiences.

Tina Goodyear is a board member of Project Write Now and a book inc Peer Artist Leader. She recently completed a draft of her memoir, FROM THE NECK DOWN. When not writing or teaching the art of writing, she helps adult students earn college credit for their work and life experiences.