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Fall Workshop Inspiration and Discounts Are Here! We’ve been talking all week with our early subscribers about their writing desires and how this Fall’s Writing Workshop in Craft can get them where they want to be with their craft. Today, our first of six emails was sent out, filled to the brim with inspiration, writing…
Fall’s Writing Craft Workshop is Here
This is the one you’ve been waiting for. You know where your stories need to go, but you don’t know how to get them there. You have a couple of tools in your back pocket for when you’re stuck, but the more you write, the more your tricks just don’t measure up anymore. You’ve been…
What Happens in Hillsborough, NH… Gets Posted on the Internet: Planning the Fall Writing Workshop
So I reported a few weeks ago that myself and the lovely Carolyn Silveira were splitting town for Hillsborough, New Hampshire to raise a few glasses of beer, put our feet up, and fire up creativity and lesson planning for this Fall’s creative writing workshop. I’m happy to report we accomplished all of that, and…
Truth Time: Why I Love Working with You
Just yesterday, I had the privilege of talking over iced coffee with someone I know is a very special new friend and is also a few steps (and years) ahead of me in creating her own business. She has the experience and the know-how I’m steadily learning about audience and powerful content delivery. Aside from the obvious reasons why…
Behind the Scenes: Fall 2015 Writing Workshop Prep
I’m in New York for much of June with one of the best people in the whole world and we’re cooking up a special treat just for you, dear readers. We spent some time in McNally Jackson Books last night for inspiration and a few treats… … and this morning we drank iced coffee, ate…
Spring Writing Workshop Reflections and Praise
These workshops are getting sweeter and sweeter. This time around, it was all about play. There was collaging, found prose and poems, and we even used dreams and this special book as writing prompts. In four three-hour sessions, these writers produced one complete first draft and/or up to four beginnings for new stories and essays. They…
Spring Writing Workshop: Collage Makes An Awesome Writing Prompt
When Barthelme said “collage is… one of the central principles of literature [in this century]”, he was talking about collaging sentences and/or found writing. But I figured, why not make visual collage work for writers? In this season’s writing workshop, the number one thing my students want is freedom from their demons. They want to steer away from the monsters…