Thursday, April 10, 2008

Children's Writing Workshop Starts April 18 — ONLINE

My spring Children's Writing Workshop starts next Friday, April 18, and I can't wait to get started.

I love the easy online format — the class gets its own discussion board in Yahoo! Groups, which makes it easy for participants to post writing, questions, and feedback anytime the urge strikes. This is NOT a critique group — we won't be looking at participants' previously-written material. Rather, we will use the workshop to take a closer look at the craft of writing for children, open each writer's story-idea floodgates, and fuel each writer's quest to start a new project.

What we'll do:
  • easy reflection exercises
  • fun journaling activities
  • focused writing exercises
  • informative readings
  • casual group discussions

Why we'll do it:
  • to explore personal writing motivations
  • to foster creativity
  • to facilitate the writing process (put another way: to make you START WRITING that idea you've been kicking around for months . . . or, heck, years)
  • to look at published samples and read helpful biz-related info from a variety of sources
  • to share writing insights with peers

Where and when class meets:
  • online
  • 6 Fridays in a row — at whatever time you feel like checking email or signing in to the course Web page
Group environment:
  • fun
  • friendly
  • open
  • supportive
  • productive

For a workshop description, student testimonials, and registration info, surf on over to the Editorial Freelancers Association course catalog.

If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment here on the blog.

I hope to see you in class!

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