Just prepping for this afternoon – my first afterschool Writing Club meeting. Seems to be a fair amount of interest out there, I’m hoping for a good turnout.
If you’re in the neighbourhood, and you are in the 10-14 age range, join us: Salt Spring Public Library at 3:45, in the Teen Room
If you’re not in the neighbourhood, I’ll be sharing some of our exercises and topics on this blog as we go.
And for those of you asking, yes, I’m starting to think about a workshop of some kind for adults too!
Wow, where did the summer fly away to? September is here, it’s time to get back to writing and I’ve got the perfect incentive:
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Mondays, starting Sept. 23
Teen Room, Salt Spring Public Library
First meeting is Free – drop by and see what we’re all about.
(NB. We will not be meeting on holiday Mondays, or on Nov. 4.)
On the agenda – writing exercises and games, book and movie analysis, and discussions on all aspects of the writer’s craft, from sentence and paragraph structure to scriptwriting, genre, character development, dialogue and plot structure.
Writers are encouraged to bring in whatever projects they are working on for feedback. Whether you’re bursting with ideas or have no idea where to begin, it’s time to get your writing in gear!
Email me if you’re interested, or just drop by on September 23rd!
Okay, so I’m finally committing to dates and details for my Summer Writing Camp. The full scoop can be found here.
I think it will be quite fun! I’d like to allow for all kinds of writing: if participants want more info on fantasy writing, or scriptwriting, or whatever, I’ll do my best to provide specific help in those areas. All while polishing basic writing skills and sharing our work with each other in a friendly and supportive manner.
If you’re on the island this summer and want to get your writing in gear, sign up today!
My lonely deck awaits an influx of brilliant minds…
I’m still working on the details, but here’s what I can tell you so far… this summer I will be offering a Writing Camp for kids aged 10 – 14 at my home on Salt Spring Island. There will be two one-week sessions (sign up for one or both):
July 8 – 12
July 15 – 19
Topics will include: Where Ideas Come From, Character Development, Plot Structure, Genre, Setting, Dialogue, etc. I can help you with whatever kind of writing you’re interested in – short or long fiction, fantasy, mysteries, plays, screenplays, graphic novels, school book reports, brutally long epic poetry, blog posts, ghost stories, fairy tales, puppet shows… The sky’s the limit!
Stay tuned – more information to come…