Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Carol Lynch Williams Workshop

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Carol Lynch Williams. I went with my friends Suey and Jenni.

Suey snapped this shot of us.

I enjoyed the workshop. I learned stuff, and I realized that there isn't just one way to write, revise, and whatever. My way is a lot like Carol's. I have to revise as I go.

We talked about writing like a writer, and here are some questions Carol asked:

Why do you write?
What do you want to happen with your writing?
In your work schedule, where does your writing fall?
What are your daily writing goals?
How badly do you want to be a writer?
What are you willing to give up to be a writer?
How many beginnings of novels do you have?
How many are finished?
Where do you get ideas from?
What is your schedule for writing?
What do you want your schedule to be?
How are you going to make your schedule happen?
If you could change one thing about the way you write, what would it be?
How will you change that one thing?

I liked how she talked about finishing every book you start. You just have to do it! Push through!