This past weekend (3/25) I went to The Conversant Writer Workshop. It was held at a lovely B&B in Mystic, Connecticut. The weather had turned cooler again and it was raining, but the old inn had logs crackling in the fireplaces and the setting was cozy. The group attending was small, but it was always intended to be that way. This was great in that it offered a more intimate setting giving the presenters the opportunity to engage more with the group.
The workshop offered three presenters, all of whom had much to offer. Each presentation offered something for every participant no matter their genre or their stage in their writing career. The intimate size of the group gave rise to discussions on topics and some brain storming on others.
This was a wonderful day spent honing my craft. I encourage my fellow authors to jump at the opportunities of taking a workshop. Don’t be leery of taking a workshop in a small group setting. This small group seemed to have an almost magical quality as if being held together in the palm of someone’s hand. Perhaps it was the cozy inn, perhaps it was the fireplace burning, or perhaps it was just that … the magical quality that seems to exist when writers get together and help other writers.
There are many opportunities to attend workshops, and I encourage you to do so … even if it is on-line. Hone your craft, sharpen your writing tools, and create your masterpiece.
Have any of you taken a workshop recently that has made a difference in your writing? Have any of you presented a workshop recently? Please share your positive experiences with us.