I am happy to speak to your group or present (and customize) a workshop. Email me for more information.
Coming up in February and March 2021:
Beginnings, Middles and Endings! Whale Rock Workshops
Two part workshop (more advanced than January workshop)
Session One: Sunday, 2/28/21, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST
Session Two: Sunday, 3/7/21, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST
Whether you’ve completed a picture book, chapter book or novel for young readers, revision can feel like a daunting task. Join me to examine whether your beginnings, middles and endings are doing what they need to do. Does your beginning grab a young reader? Does your middle stay on track? Is your ending powerful, satisfying, and memorable? In part one, students will explore the tools to hone beginnings, middles, and endings. In part two, students will bring revised beginnings, a game plan for the middle, or a new powerful ending.
This workshop is one of ten amazing workshops full of the craft, revision, and business inspiration you need to move your writing career forward. View the full Winter Workshop Series on Whale Rock Workshops’ website.
Be SASSY: Writing with SASS - especially good for teens and tweens
We'll learn how to:
SNAG your reader
ACT your character
SHOW your story
SHAKE things up
YOUR voice is critical!
How to Make Your Writing Feel Authentic
This workshop focuses on the craft of writing and the concrete tools you can use to make your writing more believable, more real, and truly "authentic." We will answer the following questions and do a few fun, easy exercises.
Getting in Your Character's Skin
Do you want to write characters that pop right off of the page? Characters you and your readers really care about? We'll talk about how to get in your character's skin and create him or her from the inside out. We'll do some fun, easy exercises while we cover the following elements of "character building:"
Research is critical to writing an authentic story, whether it's a novel or a picture book. We'll talk about a wide variety of research and how it powers your story.
February 28 & March 7, 2021
Beginnings, Middles & Endings! Whale Rock Workshops, 3 pm (see details at left)
March 18, 2021
Burnt Mill Academy
Harlow, Essex, UK
April 10, 2021
April is for Authors
West Palm Beach, FL
January 24 & 31, 2021
Engaging Beginnings, Middles, and Endings when Writing for Children & Teens