Monday, October 10, 2011

Writing Workshop

This is my first blog since LiveJournal was big for teenagers probably 10 years ago, so we'll see how it goes. My name is Brittny. I have a wonderful fiance/soon to be husband Neal and an awesome cat named Meeko. I love reading, doing art, and am hoping to finally make progress writing my first novel. When I want to be active I do yoga, pilates, TaeKwonDo, or snowboard.

Yesterday I attended a writing workshop from Clarion West called Jump Start Your Novel. The speaker was Mark Teppo. I'm going to have to go out and buy his book now. :) He was super helpful as a speaker and had a lot of great ideas for how to do a general outline, how to structure a book and tips for things to do if you are feeling stuck. Hopefully now I will finally be able to get this novel from my head to paper. I find I have ideas, but I get too caught up in trying to edit when I should just be writing and letting it flow. I'm going to try to set aside time daily or every other day to try to get further into the writing.

I will probably also post about my art here. This will be my second year doing an art challenge. The challenge is to do 30 pieces of art in 30 days. You get 30 - 8x10in canvases and can use any medium you want as long as it does not extend off the canvas. Last year I did paintings, but I think this year I will do mostly photography. I just got my film back, so now it's time to get started. :)


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