4th grade/dreams/Aerosmith/wisdom…what came out of the idea box.
The Literary Club of Andalusia High School joined creative writers from Foley Middle School for a workshop on writer’s craft and a roundtable discussion about pursuing the dream of becoming a writer.
If you wanna fiddle with writing, you gotta have a “pen” in your hand. It takes a lot of hours, determination, and brain sweat to coax a ream’s worth of words into coherence; that’s why it’s a craft.
Ride shotgun on my adventure to the Atlantic for the Amelia Island Book Festival.!
I did not discover Joseph Campbell and his phenomenal work The Hero with a Thousand Faces until my mid-forties. I credit Campbell with lighting the fire under my butt to write my own stories.
If you want to know how it sounds, you’ve got to read your stuff out loud. Reading your work in front of a live audience can be nerve-wracking, but absolutely nothing helps you understand syntax, inflection, and pacing better than oral reading.