What will happen at this workshop?
Freewriting sessions can be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes long, usually. This is when we write non-stop—without self-critique, revision, or evaluation—and get ideas onto the page. The best, most surprising ideas happen this way.
Then to learn to be better writers, we must learn from great writers. We do this by reading “finished” work by professionals. We’ll read, discuss, and then apply some of their writing techniques to our own work.
Finally, every good writer must share their work at some point along the way. The workshop is a safe space do this. Remember, we’re in this together. We will, as the great Samuel Beckett once said, “fail better.” And don’t worry. All feedback will begin positive, and then some suggestions may follow.
Why does this workshop thing even exist, anyway?
My hope is someday to publish our finest stories online, have community readings, and hold literary events. I want to surprise the community with what we’ll uncover during these workshops.