Mar 30, 2007

Writer's Workshop Today...

...from 8:30 to 4:30 with an hour for lunch. That's a long time to engage the brain for someone who hasn't been in school since, uh, hot pants were hot.

But I think some of it sank in. It was about Empowering Characters' Emotions and we had to bring our first three chapters and 5 highlighter markers. Let's see if I can remember. Yellow for internalization, blue for dialog, green for description, orange for tension and the elusive pink for emotion. Red underline for everything else. Then we marked up our chapters. What we hoped for was a rainbow effect in our writing...which is what mine was...even some smatterings of pink...phew!

If you're interested, our speaker Margie Lawson is starting an online workshop April 2.

Now I'm all jazzed to start something new. The question is what.

3 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

"The question is what?" I vote for ANYthing! Your writing is engaging and entertaining. I predict that, as long as you don't quit writing and stop querying, that you will be a successfull, multi-title published author.

Keep at it Karyn. The talent is there!

John

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thanks Duke, you're the best!

Rik no Orkut said...

Faria sentido se eu entendesse!