“Getting To Know Each Other, Warm-ups for Writing, and a Little Fun!”
Stephanie Nelson (Author/Teacher)
Writing well is hard work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it. Join us as we turn up the heat on our imaginations and get our writing muscles warmed-up and ready to roll.
“Writing Winning Beginnings and Endings” Joanna Echols (Editor Clubhouse Jr.)
Less than 10 seconds. That’s how long you have to capture your reader’s attention. Make the most of it! This workshop will explore various types of leads and how to make them work for you. We’ll also discuss how to recognize the right time to wrap up your piece. Bring the first page of one of your manuscripts for an optional in-class critique(writers’ names will be kept anonymous). Emphasis: magazine writing.
“Real Writers” Cecil Murphey (Author/Teacher)
With more than 100 published books behind him author and teacher Cecil Murphey has learned a few things about what makes a writer “real.”
In this workshop Cecil will help you discover how to become such a writer. Together you investigate some reasons real writers write, for whom real writers write, how real writers can remain true to themselves, and how real writers learn to write authentically.
“What’s Going on in There?” Samantha Bell (Author/Illustrator)
Samantha will share tips for planning the action in your story to captivate your reader, and leave her begging for more.
“Your Creative Calling: What Were You BORN to Do?”
This workshop gives you a unique way to use your creative talent to actually discover why you have that talent in the first place! Together we’ll explore:
1. Who am I?
2. Why am I here?
3. What should I be doing?
By exploring these three questions as related to an illustrated character we’re working on, you will turn the tables and actually discern the answers to those questions as they apply to you and your creative gifts.
NOTICE: Participents enrolled in college may attend either the Teen Track or the Adult Track workshops. Regardless, college students pay the Student Registration Fee ($45 Early Bird/ $55 After January 31, 2013.