A writing workshop that will help you develop a satisfying, lasting writing life.
It’s easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them. – Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (In Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life)
Begins March 2, 2015. Limit 10 participants.
Are you waiting for your writing life to begin? Have you wondered when you’ll discover the magic formula for getting inspired, improving your skills, getting published, and being part of a real writing community?
The On Being a Writer workshop is for you.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever it is you are doing, you can begin now.
Read, think, journal and do exercises, discuss, play (maybe at a museum!), try, partner. A mix of off-line (personal) and online (classroom) opportunities. Four live video chats included.
8-Week Course Includes
• Learn how to identify yourself as a writer (includes how to take yourself seriously and forget about what the neighbors might think)
• Pinpoint your current successes and growth opportunities
• Successfully arrange your priorities for writing
• Surround yourself with inspiration—books, places, people and more
• Do the work: observe, find ideas, organize, query publications with finished pieces
• Explore the effects of writing: self-discovery, living in place, engaging with other writers, promoting your work
12-Week Course Also Includes
• Submit a writing sample (up to one page) to be edited by a professional editor
• Learn how to successfully create a balanced writing life—from professional editors with long-term writing careers
• Explore the costs of living the writing life
• Receive an attentive consultation for planning and taking the next steps in your writing life
Private online group settings and most class materials, including free digital copies of T.S. Poetry’s On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts and Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing, are included in the price. Please buy (or borrow) a copy of Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird before the class begins on March 2.
Your Writing Workshop Leaders
Charity Singleton Craig graduated from Taylor University as a Mass Communications Major with an emphasis in print media. After a brief stint in newspaper journalism, Charity worked in several other industries throughout the years, all while attempting to live the writing life. Recently, she became a full-time freelance writer and editor, serving as a content and copy editor for The High Calling, a contributing writer for Tweetspeak Poetry, and a staff writer for Curator Magazine. She also serves several clients with their corporate communication needs.
Ann Kroeker graduated from Indiana University as an English Major with a creative writing emphasis. She launched her freelance writing career as a young adult and has been working for over two decades as a writer, editor, and most recently as a writing coach. Author of two books and editor for both Tweetspeak Poetry and The High Calling, Ann is a sought-after resource for editorial guidance. She continues to explore new writing opportunities, speak in a range of venues, maintain connections in the publishing world, and work with writers to help them take the next step in their writing careers.
What Our Other Workshop Participants Have Said
Darrelyn Saloom: I signed up for the fiction class at a crazy/busy time. What was I thinking? With all the chaos in my life, I am so happy I did. I would NEVER have completed a 3-thousand word short story without Anthony. It was wonderful to have his guidance and feedback. And I am so pleased with the result.
Brad Grout: I am personally getting so much out of this memoir workshop…you people are AMAZING!
Lane Arnold: I struck gold. An afternoon session of writing poetry is good for the soul. Poetry Workshop is a catalyst to creativity.
Lexanne Leonard: The most important step I’ve taken is to join Tweetspeak’s Poetry Workshop 2013 with Anne Doe Overstreet. I cannot begin to thank Tweetspeak, Anne, and my fellow students for this journey.
Darlene S.: I don’t think I can put into words both the overall value of the lessons learned and the encouragement I got.
Michelle Ortega: Although I will most likely not pursue publishing a non-fiction title, I gained invaluable insight into platform development. It answered questions for me that I have been wrestling with for my business for the past few years, and coincides with my general philosophy of developing relationships with consumers as opposed to impersonal marketing strategies.
Sandra Heska King: This was absolutely the single best whim I’ve followed.