I believe place spurs creativity. I believe nature inspires. I believe a scene so grounded that a reader can smell and taste it makes better writing. I believe writing is a craft requiring work, learning, and perseverance. I believe there are rare geniuses, but the rest of us can be taught.
This is where we conduct our workshops:
Our workshops are built to inspire and make you a better writer. You’ll write, receive concrete feedback, and learn ways to put a better product on the page. Whether you’ve always just wanted to jot down the meaningful moments of your life, crafted your first story and have the writing bug, or are on the fifth edit of your third novel, you’ll leave with ideas, tactics, probably some new writer friends, and renewed passion for your literary life.
Have you ever stared at a mussel or watched sea grass move in the wind? Picked up a piece of sea glass to feel its buffed surface? It doesn’t matter that you want to write a gritty, urban crime drama, a YA coming of age story, or whatever is really floating your boat. Close examination of any place will inform your writing with a palpable feel.
We’ll explore your writing strengths and opportunities. We’ll look closely at the world around us and how doing so can make us better writers. We’ll discuss, critique, explore, laugh, and maybe argue. For a day, we’ll immerse ourselves in the writing life.