The ‘You as Writer’ workshop seemed to go down well at the retreat yesterday. It’s a deliberately – but superficially simple-looking – session when I ask participants five questions:
Why do you write? Who do you write for? What kind of writer are you? What are you writing?
Invariably these get people thinking about what they are doing and why they are doing it. The fifth question is ‘Do they align?’ because in my view in order to get the most out of your work and be ‘successful’, they need to: e.g. if the ‘why’ is “to make loads of money” and the ‘what’ is “slim volumes of poetry”, well…
I also managed to fit in a little Tilt reviewing and starting to draft the next “C” chapter.
Today‘s workshop is more craft-based in that we’re considering “Character Building” in fiction. Like most of my workshops, the approach is along the lines of ‘consider this’ and ‘here are some things you can try’.
I should also get the chance to do a little more work on “C” during the day.
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