Monday, October 17, 2011


Viable Paradise is an overwhelming workshop for many reasons.

A writer's toolbox is complicated and intimidating. VP is a chance to learn about some of the subtler tools and practice with them. So you come home with something like this:

(whereas it all still fit in the box before VP) and you sit down at your writing desk and try to figure out what to do now.

Other attendees are already posting more lyrical (than I'm capable of) thoughts on what VP taught them -- I will just reiterate the power of being told You are not wasting your time by someone wearing the trappings of authority. My writing needs work. I know that and more importantly, I know that with some effort I can fix the problems. Good stories can be created by mere mortals like you and me. You don't have to be born a Mozart-sized genius.  

I'm excited to start playing with my tools, honestly.

I may be off schedule for a while, but it's not like anyone will notice, right? I'm still debating whether to try writing Part II of Piglet for NaNoWriMo... let's see what happens as I get these revisions to Course Corrections rolling and what happens at the ninja dojo chat on Thursday.


David Powers King said...

I'll have to check this out. Thanks for mentioning it! :)

Bluestocking said...

I'm so glad you had a positive experience. Of course I want to hear more, but by all means, take the time to apply the techniques to your work. Happy writing!

Cindy said...

Someone once told me you do have to be a genius to be a succesful author, but I ignored

Sarah McCabe said...

"You are not wasting your time"... what a great lesson! I think we all need to be reminded of that regularly.

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