Would you be interested in a Writers’ Workshop? Fill in my survey.

I started this blog so I could absorb the collective knowledge of my fellow writers, so I could learn through practice and repetition those skills that practically ooze from good writers. I am not one of those novices who believe these skills are magically absorbed simply by being around my peers.

As apprentice writers, we are bombarded with well meaning but often contradictory advice from authors who have done their time. This can sometimes be confusing and fosters a sense that we are somehow getting it wrong. I find it immensely satisfying to find a nugget of wisdom on a blog that agrees with the rules I want to follow, even if they are slightly broken.

I’ve been thinking about the concept of a collaborative workshop for a while. I would open my blog to discussions about everything from tricky rules of sentence structure to plotting and writing a novel. We could learn from each other, discuss what we find works for us and build a ‘What Not To Do’ list for new writers over time.

If I was to set a discussion topic every week or so, would you be interested? Would you like to see a new topic more frequently? Would you take part?

I am not an expert, I am here to learn too so I would need all you writerly geniuses to contribute if it is to work.

So, to the polls:

VOTING CLOSES ON TUESDAY 21ST MARCH

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About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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10 Responses to Would you be interested in a Writers’ Workshop? Fill in my survey.

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  3. Pan says:

    I voted yes and would contribute.. But my contributions wouldn’t be expert or even a beginners level.. It would just be my points of view, while I learn from experienced people.. If this isn’t appropriate, let me know so I don’t embarrass myself, please 😮

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  5. I would join in on conversations, but I can’t make a firm time commitment for regular participation. Thanks for asking however.

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    • I haven’t thought too much about the mechanics of it, but I don’t think it would work if I ran it for an hour at 8pm GMT on a Thursday night (for example) – It think it would have to be a discussion that lasted a few days to allow everyone to participate. I talk to many writers on both sides of the pond so it would have to work for everyone.

      If you have any thoughts on this I’d love to hear them 🙂

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  6. Davy D says:

    Nicola a great idea and concept. Would this be open to people like myself, who focus on poetry. Most poems start from a prose perspective and I for one feel I could benefit from the practice.

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  7. Good idea and good luck!

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