Guest Post: Creating the Workshop of Your Dreams

Three weeks ago I wrote about how award-winning writer and stellar writing instructor Robin Hemley no longer has patience for writing groups; instead, he has a trusted fellow writer with whom he mutually shares his work. Both in comments and email, I encountered some pushback to Robin's choice, with many defending writing groups and others …

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6 Steps to a Winning Writing Workshop

When you're just starting to share your work as a creative writer, you hear people say they've been "workshopped." When, you might ask, did the word workshop become a verb? It sounds painful, like you've been bent over a sawhorse and violated with a jigsaw. When done right a workshop is far more pleasant than …

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