WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 1, The Fastball

I’ve never joined a writer’s workshop before, but why not?

The GoDogGoCafe is a friendly and supportive online space. The workshop is free to join, and it will be fun! It’s been a while since I wrote a story, so I’m eager to find out what the workshop will bring me.

The first assignment is 150-300 words, so that’s manageable!

Go Dog Go Café

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Something to think about:

My stepfather, a custom home builder, taught me the basics of carpentry: “measure twice, cut once.” Sounds simple enough, but it takes discipline and an investment in time to slow down and repeat the measurement, and the power saw can be unforgiving. Many are the boards wasted by a few mismarked millimeters. The lesson stuck with me, and I think about the concept often in other areas of my life, including my writing and editing.

For this prompt, I encourage you to slow down and measure twice. We are writers. We have stories to create. That creation requires an investment in ourselves, a belief in our ideas, a commitment to the hard work of writing so that we may communicate our creative babies effectively to others. In the words of Henry Miller, “open up…discover what is already there.”

Every man, when he gets quiet, when he…

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5 thoughts on “WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 1, The Fastball

  1. Manja Mexi Mexcessive

    I saw your invitation of Facebook and it promptly created a pull. I have just finished my piece. I suppose I can post it on my blog and leave the link over there in the comments. Is this how you will go about it too? Thank you, we’ll see how this goes.

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    1. Angela van Son Post author

      Yes, that’s my plan too. I’ll post my draft publicly, leave a comment to it on the blog page for the first assignment, and take it from there. Yay, we’re in a workshop together!

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