May 7, 2013

writers workshop.

For months I've been meaning to join a writers group, and recently it dawned on me: why not create one right here? Ever since grad school, I've been looking for a place where I can learn from fellow writers, gather inspiration, and share my own thoughts on writing. Truth is, each day I spend at least nine hours writing for work, an hour or so writing fiction, and even more time writing here on the blog, but I very rarely get to do something I truly love: to read and write about writing.

So how will it work? On Wednesdays, this space will become the Little Things & Curiosities Writers Workshop (#LTCWorkshop) and each week, I'll share a writing prompt, my own response, plus some of my favorite writing inspiration from around the web. The key to all of this is you, though, because I'd love for you to contribute. My hope is that this becomes a conversation, a place where we can collect inspiration. And if you do end up writing on the prompt topic, I'd encourage you to share the link to your work in the comments section so the rest of us can enjoy it!

As things move along, I may offer some tips and tricks that I picked up in grad school or at work, because when it comes to writing advice, I've found that every little bit helps. More is more! In the meantime, though, I'd love to know what you'd like out of this space. As a writer, what sorts of things are you looking for? How could this little writing community help you? Let me know!

I'll be sharing my first prompt and response tomorrow, so I hope you'll join me!

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Maura said... [Reply to comment]

i love this idea, Laura! I will definitely be joining in!

Maura said... [Reply to comment]

i love this idea, Laura! I will definitely be joining in!

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@Maura Yes! Would love that!

Briel said... [Reply to comment]

Good idea! I'm not a writer but I might give the prompts a try! :)

Kate said... [Reply to comment]

Love this idea!!!

writermegan said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great idea. Thank you so much!!!

Francesca Forzoni said... [Reply to comment]

Really excited for this - I'll be there! xx

Sarah Libros said... [Reply to comment]

I love this idea!! I'm just starting to rediscover how much I love to write, and this seems like a great way to explore it more!

AshCall said... [Reply to comment]

I'm super excited about this. I've also wanted to be in a writer's club before, but it never worked out. I am in Peru on an internship and am looking for reasons to continue my creative writing. I'm excited to write while I'm here.

I'll check back tomorrow!

Mae said... [Reply to comment]

I love this idea! I'm definitely joining.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Your blog is one that I look forward to reading because you lead my alternate life - a writer in San Francisco! Although I love my profession as a teacher and would not trade it for anything, I am excited to learn some ins and outs of writing from someone who did go in that other direction. I love this idea and can't wait to learn from you!

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

ooo this sounds cool! looking forward to participating (once i muster up the confidence!) haha

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

it's exciting and interesting. would love to participate. i think one interesting thing about writing is that, it's the same but it's different. i think every writer has his/her no inspiration moment, etc. but the outcome is different once they've overcome it.

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds wonderful! I'm not sure how great of a writer I am, but I may try to take part! :) xx

Nicole Fennig said... [Reply to comment]

I love this idea! I will definitely be joining. I have a passion for writing as well, but don't get to it often because of my schedule. Thanks for starting this! said... [Reply to comment]

Love this idea, Laura. Been a busybee lately but I'd love to check in and participate in this soon. :)