In honor of my favorite holiday, Ground Hog’s Day, I’ll be doing two writing workshops, for writers who don’t want their disappointing writing histories to repeat themselves.
Sat. Feb. 5 from 10-4 in Chelsea, NYC. $180
“Break New Ground”
Ready to break bad writing habits and become a more disciplined scribe and a better craftsman? Turn that high-powered perception on yourself, Dr. Lecter, and face the monsters within. You know – the ones who say, “Do a status update now and write your story later” or “Your script is tight and camera-ready,” when you know it’s still missing some magic. The emphasis will be on mastering your own writerly character flaws, and capturing fresh, thrilling energy on the page. Break the cycle and write with maximum verve and efficiency. If you feel like a hamster on a habitrail, please contact me at JillDearman@gmail.com for more info. Squeak!
Thur. Feb. 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm in Chelsea, NYC /$95
“Meditation for Writers”
It was hard enough in the old millennium just to find time to write,
what with family, work, and other demands. But now with the temptation
of Twitter, Facebook, crackberries and blogs, what's a multi-tasking
scribe to do? This workshop will provide modern as well as classic
meditation techniques to keep your mind on your writing, not on your
text messages! In addition to uncovering new ways to focus and tap into your creativity, this workshop will also provide soulful and practical techniques and support for writers who are prone to depressive or anxious mindsets. (Okay, who isn’t raising their hand?)
Sign up for both by Ground Hog’s Day (Feb. 2) and pay $250 (save 25 clams).
And if you are an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user, please download my new Bang the Keys Writing Exercise APP on itunes: http://www.jilldearman.com/app.html
For a vibe on Bang the Keys check out the book trailer:
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