Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Writing workshop at Queens -- come sign up

(begin shill mode)

So I'm doing this writing workshop at Queens University on June 5 (that's a Saturday). We're going to talk about all the basics of a good story, whether it's fiction or nonfiction -- reporting, interviewing, and writing. Plus we'll spend some time talking about creativity in general, and in particular about the dreaded writer's block. (Spoiler alert: I don't really believe in writer's block.)

I've got plenty of material but we'll bend and twist it depending on what everybody wants to learn. I'm really jacked about doing this and I think it'll be fun. It's also sort of a experiment that Queens and I are doing to see if folks might be interested in this sort of thing. So come be our guinea pigs! Here's my promise: If you're part of this first workshop, and I ever write a book, you'll get a free copy.

(Second prize, of course, is that you don't have to take the free copy.)

Anyway, take a look at the link and holler if you have questions -- you can put them in the comments or email me at ttomlinson@charlotteobserver.com.

(end shill mode)

OK, you survived all that. Here's a license plate for you:



That's gotta be a youth baseball coach, right? "THERE'S NO SNIVELING IN BASEBALL!!" Take it, Tom Hanks:

5 comments:

barkomomma said...

Write a book first, Tommy, and THEN I'll consider shelling out $150 to hear you tell me how it's done.

Lynne Stevenson said...

Hopefully, this will not be a one shot deal! I would dearly love to attend and be a human guinea pig, but there is no way humanly possible that I can be there in Charlotte by 9:00AM. I get off of work at 7:00 AM Saturday and have to drive about 21/2 hours one way to get there, from where I work...
Keep us posted when you have other events planned and I will try to make it to the next one...By the way, I would like to get an autographed copy of that book, when it comes out, please...It would be worth every penny of the $149 just to see you in person...At least you aren't charging $75,000 just to appear like John Grisham did a few years back...

Lynne Stevenson said...

Hopefully, this will not be a one shot deal! I would dearly love to attend and be a human guinea pig, but there is no way humanly possible that I can be there in Charlotte by 9:00AM. I get off of work at 7:00 AM Saturday and have to drive about 21/2 hours one way to get there, from where I work...
Keep us posted when you have other events planned and I will try to make it to the next one...By the way, I would like to get an autographed copy of that book, when it comes out, please...It would be worth every penny of the $149 just to see you in person...At least you aren't charging $75,000 just to appear like John Grisham did a few years back...

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