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Hey everyone! One of my writing gurus (coach), Larry Brooks is teaching a 4 day workshop in Portland Oregon (my home town) in April at the gorgeous historic Benson Hotel. And I need a couple things from you;
First, I’ll be there, so let me know if you will also. We can have coffee, libations or hang in the beautiful lobby and get some work done on our novels. Because trust me, Larry is a force to be reckoned with and he will work us hard.
Second, would you please tweet out one or both of the below twitter cards to your adoring fans on either Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or wherever you are loved. Thanks, Mindy (find me on twitter @MindyHalleck)
So, here’s the 411 on this roll your sleeves up and change your lives writers workshop;
Your Story On Steroids: A 4-Day Novel Development Intensive: (excerpted from Larry’s site at http://www.Storyfix.com )
April 3rd through April 7th, at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. You are guaranteed four days unlike anything you’ve ever attended, that will exceed your highest expectations. Jennifer is, like me, a novelist, a story coach and a blogger in the fiction space. She’s someone who found her writing life irrevocably changed when she first encountered the principles that we will share with you at this workshop.
It won’t be a lecture and it won’t be a yawn, either. It will be a participative, interactive exercise with you, for you, and all about your current work in progress. I’ll be using real-life examples from known bestsellers and even real-life failures to shine a light upon what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly of all, why.
I rarely get to spend this amount of time teaching a workshop. Your Story on Steroids is going to be like getting a mini MFA, because craft has never been this accessible, this clear and this applicable. You will walk out of the final session a different writer, an empowered writer, as someone who realizes they are on the other side of ignorance, confusion and blind hope.
This Is The Most Important Workshop You Will Ever Attend.
Are you ready to be the writer who now has a real shot at creating the most powerful thing a writer can claim – a story that reallyworks? If artfully rendering a story in ways that lesser writers will never understand, and few writers ever command is your goal, then this is the workshop you have been waiting for! This is the new and glorious hope for your writing dreams.
One more thing. Remember those principles of life that apply to writing, as well? Here’s another one: you have to choose in.
It also offers more specific descriptions of what will be covered.
I hope I get to see you in Portland in April.
Here are a few more reasons to give this serious consideration:
When was the last time you attended a workshop that was truly interactive, allowing you to work 0n – not just listen to some instructor telling you how they did it – YOUR story, in real time, in direct response to prompts and criteria that will take your story to the next level?
When was the last time you attended a workshop that wasn’t just 90 minutes, but 3.5 full days of guided experience across the full spectrum of the story development process?
When was the last time someone explained the full body of thought on structure AND character, regardless of your process?
When was the last time you got to ask anything and everything you need to ask about storytelling, in the company of like-minded writers?
When was the last time you listened to instructors who won’t quit before you have fully and functionally assimilated the information being dispensed?
Go HERE to read more specific reasons you need to join us in Portland in early April.
This is an opportunity to change your writing life. And that is a priceless outcome.
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