Over three seminars in the Reading Like A Writer series, we will train our eyes on fiction and nonfiction excerpts from critically acclaimed writers like Mary Karr, Tim O'Brien, Cheryl Strayed, and Anthony Doerr. By closely observing masterfully executed craft elements, attendees will come away with sharper eyes, inspiration, and fresh perspectives for crafting their own stories, poems, and memoirs.
Words of Protest, Words of Freedom
Writing can nail the loose stuff of our current reality to the page. We will read poems related to protests, (I will send them to you prior to our workshop,) we will write our own protests in response to the problems of illness, isolation and social distancing. I will invite you to share your drafts with our webinar.
Life Writing: Creating Characters in fiction and nonfiction
All writers are “life writers,” whether we are writing fiction, nonfiction, biography, memoir or a novel. Our job is to embrace the extraordinary and the everyday, to use our imaginations and our emotions, our research skills and our analytical abilities. But what happens when we write the lives of women? Are there special challenges to writing about women?
This webinar will offer an birds’ eye overview of the children’s book market, from defining the qualities that distinguish the picture book, chapter book, middle grade and young adult categories, to the considerations one needs to make in writing for and marketing to a young reader. Plenty of Q&A time will ensure your specific interests are addressed. Jen Malone has authored over a dozen books for ages 5-21 and published with children’s book imprints at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Random house Penguin, among others.
The Writer’s Roadmap
Do you have a plan for your writing life? I mean a really clear one. Silly question, I suppose. Considering everything feels so up in the air these days. But there are still ways to focus and know what you want. You can find a clear path for yourself in spite of the chaos.This workshop is based on ten years of working with clients and is the basis of my book The Writer’s Roadmap: Paving the Way To Your Ideal Writing Life. It has helped thousands of writers find their way in the writing world. We’ll talk about knowing what you want so you can create a path to get there.