Tucson teachers Lela Scott MacNeil and I will be online for a free writing class this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to provide a writing exercise, explain The Writers Studio method, and discuss how our program can support your personal writing goals.
This summer 2020, I'm teaching both a Tucson Workshop and "Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds", reading a lot of speculative poetry, and writing.
In addition to my usual 8-week Writers Studio Tucson Workshop, I'm bringing back my popular online "Crafting Fantastic and Imaginative Worlds" workshop for poets and writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror!
After years of focusing on literary poetry and fiction, including completing my undergraduate education in creative writing and taking writing workshops, I'm finally embracing my original genre aspirations.
I really, really, really want to reach 50,000 words in November and I want to do it in 2019 before the new decade starts and we're in the far future.
I'm joining the other Writers Studio Tucson teachers at Antigone Books for a public reading from our latest works that focus on "the unusual, the dark, and the unreal."
I have learned a valuable lesson about writing this year as a result of teaching writing workshops. This led to a breakthrough in writing poetry that has transformed my poems in the past few months. Here is what I have learned.
I'm preparing lesson plans and writing new exercises for two fall workshops at the Writers Studio.
I'm currently preparing lesson plans and writing lessons for two summer 2019 workshops.
Two options for the beginning level writing workshop: Saturday morning with me and Wednesday evenings with Lela Scott MacNeil.
My writing process is just one example of a writing process that will hopefully inspire you to build your own.
It occurs to me that I haven't written much about The Writers Studio workshops I've been attending regularly for the past year. It has been such a positive experience that I think I have been trying to keep it all to myself. No more.
The problem with some men (Many? Just me?) in their twenties is that they won't shut up and listen. Instead they pronounce. Loudly. I pronounced on a writing forum that the only writers who are successful and published are those who sacrifice themselves entirely and painfully to their art. I called out people I believed would probably never be published to defend my pronouncement. I called out housewives and retirees specifically.
The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig includes over 30 lists of 25 tips about various subjects like writing, rewriting, craft, and publishing.
There isn't a lot of depth, but for beginners and those in need of a review, I think this book may be handy, and it will suggest to you topics you'll want to explore further elsewhere.
In twenty-five short chapters, Rosenfeld provides a wealth of information and inspiration.
I remember fondly buying a few editions of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling in the 1990s. I was in my twenties and while many of the stories and their level of craft were opaque to me at the time, I felt I had stumbled onto a magical tradition.
What was previously my blog - full of news, likes and commentary - should now, I think, become a writing journal, a document more closely related to the craft of writing.