This isn’t about comma splices and split infinitives. Neither is it about putting you on the spot or acting like any of us have it all together as writers. We are all growing, all have something valuable to share, and can all benefit from spurring each other on.
Writing is hard. Yes, there are times it flows from the pen like music from an orchestra, and these times are heavenly—but all in all, this is a tough gig. It takes stamina, courage, and a lot of heart. I believe in encouragement and modeling methods for improvement. I will be not just your coach but your biggest fan. I have zero interest in embarrassing you or making you feel you don’t have what it takes.
That said, I have high expectations, so I will challenge you to stretch your boundaries. If you are not ready to seriously study your craft and develop as a writer, this is not the workshop for you. And when you reach your next goal, when you look at your latest draft and think, Wow, I wrote that?, no one will applaud louder than I. Then I’ll help you set a new goal, higher.
Storytown isn’t a place on any map, but it exists when we join together to share our creative visions, to push each other to higher summits, and to build a community of writers with a million pages no longer blank.
Will you join us?