These workshops were originally designed as a partnership with Springfield Public Library. We are offering them to you online via Zoom!
Water Your Dry Spell
May 13 | 6-8pm
Writers at all levels are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” In the writing life, we sometimes get stuck—our idea well dries up. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the different wells that writers draw from in nonfiction or fiction and how to get the ideas flowing once again. We’ll practice three methods for idea generation and give and receive feedback on the results.
Jump off the Page
NEW DATE! June 10 | 6-8pm
Your fictional characters should have feelings—lots of them. This fun workshop focuses on how to portray authentic character emotions that leap out at readers and keep them turning pages. Learn techniques that go beyond simple description by mining your character’s past for attitudes, misbeliefs and trauma. Try out different ways of conveying character emotions and give and receive feedback.
About the Instructor:
Linda Clare is the author of seven books, including Prayers for Parents of Prodigals (Harvest House, 2020) and the novel The Fence My Father Built (Abingdon, 2009). A frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts, Linda is a Power Mom at MomPower.org and active in parent groups concerning addiction. She lives with her family in Oregon. Connect with her on Twitter (@Lindasclare), Facebook, or on her website https://Lindasclare.com.