Writer’s Workshop – INTRO

23 May

By Nesher Ehrman

One thing which we feel has always been missing on our site is a place for you, the reader, to express yourself. Imagine a classroom or lecture hall where the teacher talks, writes on the board, gives examples and shows diagrams, but doesn’t allow student participation. That’s not a good classroom.

In the interest of improving our situation, allow us to introduce – the Writer’s Workshop. The idea is to have a number of ‘lessons’ (if you’ll allow me to extend the class metaphor), each one focusing on a different aspect of writing. Each time, we’ll explain what the next workshop will be about, and you, our readers and writers, can send in your… Well, let’s call it ‘homework’, and never mind the negative connotations. It’s a metaphor, ok?

Once you send in your writing, we’ll go over what you’ve written, and in the next issue, we’ll talk about what we’ve read, and feature some of the best examples, as well as an example written by us. That will enable us to tackle the subject from varying sides and viewpoints. The results could be very interesting – and I’m sure we all have a lot to learn from each other.

In our first iteration of Writer’s Workshop, we’ll kick off the series with a creative writing essay. Specifically, exploring a cave. Aim for the region of a hundred words, two or three short paragraphs. So don’t be shy – show us your best creative writing! In the meantime, we’ll write an essay of our own, and we’ll break it all down in our next Writer’s Workshop!

Send your writing to our email address at writerscorpworkshop@gmail.com

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7 Responses to “Writer’s Workshop – INTRO”

  1. Lorna's Voice May 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    Great idea! What is the time frame for submissions? 🙂

    • nesherehrman May 26, 2013 at 5:33 am #

      From now until at least two weeks from now. Only one “piece” has been sent so far, so we need some more to get off the ground.

  2. sjpowers1 May 23, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Might I also suggest you try a “free” writing instead of a writing exercise with your suggested theme? I for one don’t respond well to these. 🙂 Sorry!

    • nesherehrman May 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      You are, of course, always welcome to write whatever you like, in any form or context. It would just be harder to analyze a few different pieces as one whole if each person wrote about smething else. So, I invite you to free-form in the comments, and I’ll tentatively add that maybe we’ll also do a “whatever you want” writer’s workshop at some point as well.

  3. Michelle Proulx May 23, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    May I suggest that you also allow entries to be submitted via the comment box? Some people (me) are lazy and don’t want to go ALLLL the way to our gmail tab, lol.

    • nesherehrman May 23, 2013 at 6:03 am #

      I thought about that, since it seems like the logical way to do things, but it would make it a lot more difficult when I try to make some sense out of the whole, as well as sort of ringing the effect of each ‘writer’s workshop’ being a separate whole. I’d like to try it this way, and if it proves too much effort for the lazier among us, than we’ll probably change it. We’ll see how it works out, so just email for now.

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