In early October, I volunteered to help with the Write-On Writers Workshop. I was excited to be able to help this lovely group of people with this year’s event. My job was to run the registration table, share a short piece of my work and help with anything that needed attention. Here are a few photos of the day.
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These were taken earlier in the morning as Cristie Merce gave a workshop on an interesting way to approach writing a new story. I was surprised to see how easily it helped me shape a new short story idea.
Can you see the yummy tower of food in the corner? Here’s a close-up.
It was continually checked and refilled with a variety of delicious snacks. It helped me focus as I could snack whenever I began to feel hungry. Of course, there were plenty of drinks to go around.
After awhile, we split off into our morning workshops and then we all took a break for lunch. (I just went next door to Wix with a few other writers.) When we returned, we separated into our afternoon workshops.
Author Wendy Koile gave two workshops. The first was ENTICING A PUBLISHER, and the second was RESEARCHING FOR NONFICTION OR HISTORICAL NOVELS.
Since I’m currently working on getting published in magazines and editing a book for publication, I chose to go to both of her workshops. They were both great. I took a ton of notes, and I can say I learned a lot from her presentations.
Even though I didn’t get a chance to listen in on the other workshops, I was able to sneak away for a few minutes to capture a few photos of the different groups.
This morning/afternoon workshop, WRITING WITH SUSPENSE, was led by Mary Ann Sherman. It sounded really good, and I had a hard time deciding between it and Wendy’s. (It’s too bad I couldn’t be in two places at once!)
The final morning/afternoon workshop, WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS, was hosted by Christie Merce. She and her husband were kind enough to step in at the last minute when the original presenter had a last minute emergency.
It was such a good day. Filled with writing techniques, tips, motivation, inspiration and a shared love of literature. This is a yearly event I would suggest to any writer — no matter the skill level. They are such a warm and welcoming community. 🙂