Creative Writing Craftshop
Regina takes away the pretentiousness that can come with making art.
She makes every voice feel valid.
-Niyi, craftshop participant
Bring Your Work
into its Brightest Potential
A tiered, monthly writing membership
designed to help you start/continue/finish your book while keeping you connected to a warm, writing community.
For anyone serious about committing to their writing and finishing their book.
Begin January 1, 2021
Join on a monthly basis or make a longer commitment
Because mañana, mañana...
Who here hasn't procrastinated?
We all need to be held accountable.
We all need to get to work.
What You'll Receive
Become part of a positive, supportive writing community
Weekly inspiration, continuity, momentum
A magic, creative ‘space’ for your work
Accountability and a hand that holds yours
Manifest your writing intentions
Finish your book!
At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.
Writing is a craft, an art that requires more than just practice. In order to write well we must also spend what might possibly amount to a lifetime, examining how other writers work their magic. As writers we read so that we might be enriched, not just by someone else’s story but to also glean from how they’ve crafted it. In this non-genre specific, six-week virtual craftshop, each week we will highlight various elements of craft, honing in on a specific aspect of writing, familiarizing ourselves with examples of techniques to add to our own personal toolkits.
Each week you will receive a video tutorial with examples, excerpts and/or links. You may choose to work on applying on the chosen element of craft for the week or you might choose to experiment with something else. It’s entirely up to you.
Whether you’re knee deep in a novel or just embarking on a new project, regardless of where you find yourself in your writing process, this craftshop is designed to help you re-imagine your own work through the lens of technique, making it shine to its brightest potential.
HOW IT WORKS
Each week you will receive an email including:
Warm words of encouragement, reminding you why you’re here and what you’re doing
Genius examples of craft - excerpts lifted from memoirs, novels, articles and/or links for you to explore
A writing prompt to jumpstart your writing for the week
Week 1 - Big Bangs: Openings that incite curiosity and awe
Week 2 - Show Don't Tell: Tricks for how to stay away from exposition, summary and description and dive into actions, senses and emotions
Week 3 - Letting the Hush Fall: Creating evocative atmosphere
Week 4 - He Said She Said: Easy ways of enriching dialog
Week 5 - Zooming In and Out: Point of View
Week 6 - Who’s Your Darling? Creating authentic characters
During the six weeks expect to:
Be kept accountable (No make ups for missed deadlines!)
Glean insights to the craft of writing
Helpful encouragement, tips and tricks along the way
Receive email support - feel free to email me if you’re stuck or need help or just want to clarify anything
WHO THIS IS FOR
Any writer who wants to take their writing (in any genre) to the next level and receive valuable, thoughtful feedback.
"Regina takes away the pretentiousness that can come with making art. She makes every voice feel valid." -- Niyi, writer and past craftshop participant
“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.
Do it or don't do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.
You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art