This workshop is about breaking creative blocks that can arrive when exploring tough subjects on the page. We'll begin with a short talk on emotional resonance and how to decide what, how, and when to share. There will be a short reading, discussion, and two prompts (come prepared to write!). This will be a safe and brave space to capture stories you may have been avoiding. It will offer writers an opportunity to deepen the emotional resonance of any genre, discuss holistic ways to tap the emotional truth that fuels our best writing, and go home with new tools for exploring the work that we've been avoiding.