Tag Archives | Workshops

Learning to Write (Better)

Last year, a lot of people were excited to apply to the DC Talent Development Workshop, including yours truly. But this year it seems like I haven’t heard a peep about it; could be that I haven’t been paying attention, or maybe people are holding a grudge because of Batman v Superman. The deadline for the Writers Workshop is the end of this week, March 31, and I’m definitely applying again. With a bit of rejectomancy, […]

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learning to “write the other”

These days, it seems a week doesn’t go by without another debate about the merits of young adult fiction or diversity in fiction. We’ve made so much progress, but we have such a long way to go… One frequent comment about the challenge of writing more stories featuring protagonists who are of color or LGBTQIA or have different abilities is that many writers worry they will get it wrong, so they would rather not try. Of course it’s much easier […]

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Creative Writing Classes — Beneficial or a Waste of Time?

When I was in high school, I was adamant that I would never take a creative writing class. The pointers we received in English classes always seemed pointless and inapplicable to my own writing—creative writing wasn’t something that could be easily passed on from student to teacher. The best writing teacher, I thought, would be reading as many books as possible. I still, to a large extent, think this. At the same time, I’m happily […]

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