All this past week I've stayed home from work trying to rid myself of damn bronchitis. Why? Well for one thing no one likes being sick and two, this weekend is the LIRW workshop with Cherry Adair. I've been registered for this since October 2012 and then Hurricane Sandy decided it had other plans for us. It was rescheduled.
I have a room reserved for me and two other LIRW members, Lisa Jo and Dawn. I'm excited about going but yet nervous. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'm not a fast note taker or I'm afraid I'm not going to "get" what she's talking about, especially the plotting, since I'm a "panster",(one who doesn't really plot out stories but goes by the seat of her pants).
On Saturday Cherry presented a workshop on Layering and Texturing Your Novel.
Sunday's Plotting workshop was an extra day for LIRW members only.
Cherry is the Post-it queen.
Our group hard at work
As Cherry said this technique won't work for everyone. A few of the others and I had trouble doing what she said to do but others loved the procedure. One of the other LIRW members, Michelle, also a pantser, suggested that I write my story and then I could plot it out on the board,using Cherry's technique, to see what areas were weak. It's a good idea.
I'm glad I went. Learned some new things. Got to spend some time with friends. Instead of going out to eat with the big group and Cherry, I hung out with three other members and brainstormed while eating pizza in our room. It was a nice change of pace.
What workshops have you been too? Did you find them helpful?