Have you spent time in writing workshops, furiously scribbling on the page, turning out writes full of vivid images and great lines? Been thrilled by that moment you read your writing out loud and people loved it? Wrote something that you have no idea where it came from? Wonder if those writes have potential to become a poem or story or essay, but unsure how to approach the next draft?
Free writes and stream of consciousness writing are effective ways to engage creatively with the page, to get things started, and to keep up the practice of writing. What happens next? This workshop is about looking more closely at our writing and discovering ways to shape it into something even stronger, with specific intent.
Level of Critique: Mild to Moderate. Participants should be willing to hear both what is strong and working well in their writes as well as what isn't working, what areas lack clarity, language that might be tired and overused, and questions that readers have after reading. These reader responses are essential in guiding the revision process.
This workshop is ideal for writers of all levels who are interested in engaging with their writing and creative process in new ways. In addition to the work we'll do in the workshop, participants should be willing and able to spend time (approx. 1-2 hours) outside of each workshop preparing for the next week.