1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? As a high school dropout who suffered from severe dyslexia, I never dreamed of writing. It seemed lofty and way out of my grasp. In my late thirties a friend asked me to join her at a writing workshop. I tried explaining to her […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
Cut corners. Order in food. Brush the crumbs under the carpet. -Christine Pakkala We gathered last night for a wonderful panel on how to write during these busy times. In reality, it became clear that life is ALWAYS busy, right? There are always other things on our to-do list, tasks we could prioritize to avoid […]
1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? When I was 7 I saw the movie, Home Alone in the movie theater. I was completely transported by the experience, and from then on I wanted to tell stories. 2.) What do you love most about the writing process? I love the surprises! I […]
When writers say they can’t write, they usually mean they’re afraid to write or they just don’t want to. The reasons vary. We may not know where or how to begin a new project. Or our project may have a particular problem, or a lot of problems, we don’t know how to tackle. We may […]
Dear Writers, We are winding down an extraordinarily exciting, stressful, and inspiring year here at Westport Writers’ Workshop. We’ve connected with so many new writers now that we are remote, and are able to offer even more workshops now that we’re not limited to our three classrooms. Along with supporting our writers through our classes […]