Writing, like new year’s resolutions, can be intimidating.
After a tumultuous year, I’m making 2021 all about setting small goals rather than tangle myself into a knot over long-term, lofty ones.
Don’t worry about how “good” you are as a writer! Instead, set the small goal of joining us this January for an online workshop or virtual write-in to flex your imagination and have some fun in the company of other creatives.
Sessions are on a suggested donation basis, pay what and if you can. All are welcome. Full information and registration links below.
Upcoming in 2021 Bi-monthly creative writing workshops resume every other Sunday. Each month has its own theme. For January, we’ll be exploring the role of setting.
January 10th at 4 pm – Senses in Setting: Using all five senses to unlock your setting. Click here to register.
January 24th at 4 pm – Mentor Text: Studying “The Story of an Hour” and playing with how to use setting in your story. Click here to register.
NEW! “You Do You” Virtual Write-Ins: Share a two-hour block of focused time with fellow writers to work on personal projects. *Note: A prompt will also be provided in the chat for added writing inspiration.
Sessions are held twice a week via Zoom. January schedule:
Sunday’s online workshops continue all summer at 4 pm. Today, take a look at the world through the eyes of this Claudia Rankine poem. Then we’ll explore second-person POV as a way to express all that people are seeing and feeling right now.
Interested in helping your students, team members, or community share their personal experiences and perspectives in a creative way? Contact me about designing a 90-min online workshop to best fit your needs.
If you or your organization have been impacted by COVID-19, I am able to offer a limited number of complimentary workshops.
First come, first serve. Please contact me to book one or if you have any questions.
Earlier this month, I set an intention to make my “online writing workshops and private coaching sessions as open and honest as my in-person offerings.”
Transitioning my monthly class at The Astoria Bookshop to a weekly online offering added a bright light to my Sundays. I’ve loved reconnecting with regulars and meeting new writers. We even added a second session to honor my goal by keeping class sizes small.
If you would like to join us at 3 or 5 pm today (2 spots left in each class!) or be added to my newsletter to receive info on future sessions, contact email@example.com.
SUPPORT The Astoria Bookshop every day by purchasing books through their Bookshop page or preordering titles/buying gift certificates directly at astoriabookshop.com.
A first page is the first impression. The first chance to make people sit up and take notice of your work.
“Marley was dead, to begin with.” A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.
Join us today at The Astoria Bookshop at 5 pm to kick-off a new year by exploring how to write powerful openings. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, we’ll take a look at various story starter techniques and use them to revise an existing piece of work.