Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 15 Blog-off: Cary Tennis Part II

Yesterday I wrote about Cary Tennis and the workshop he leads on Tuesday nights. It’s an ongoing workshop (you can read more about them here). I’m a big fan. That’s what yesterday’s post was all about.

I’m such a big fan that I asked Cary to be the guest speaker of our first-ever Sips & Scribbles and then I asked him to lead our first-ever Write On, Mamas writing retreat. And he said “yes.” Of course. Because Cary’s cool like that.

This is what I love about Cary’s workshops and Pat Schneider’s Amherst Writers & Artists method:

  1.  It takes the critic off my shoulder. You know, that little voice that second-guesses each word 
  2.   It’s made me a more attentive listener when other writers read their work
  3.   It’s made me a better editor—sometimes the help another writer needs comes from knowing what already working
  4.   It’s helped me create a writing routine
  5.   It makes me feel like a “real” writer

The retreat is on the calendar for January 27, 2013 from 1pm to 6pm at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.

I’ve already claimed my spot. There are 11 left. Contact me (Janine) at programs [at] writeonmamas [dot] com to claim yours.

OH! And you know why I’m writing this blog post in the first place, right? It’s the Blog-off—I’m writing a blog post a day for every day of the Write On, Mamas Indiegogo campaign. We’re writing a book! But we need a little seed money to make it happen. There are lots of perks to donating—including your own Blog-off Blog Post singing your praises.

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