Pamlico Writers Workshop 

Press ReleasePamlico Writers Group to Present Writers Workshop 
A lion’s share of amateur and professional writers call Washington home. In the spirit of applauding our abundance, Pamlico Writers Group will present tools and tips to improve writing quality through a hands-on workshop to be held Saturday October 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turnage Theater.
The Dual Muse of Writing: Solitude and Synergy will be led by Krisan Murphy, a retired teacher, writer, and professional conference presenter. 
Krisan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas and has received local and national recognition for her children’s fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction. She is a freelance writer, book reviewer for Children’s Literature, Director of a Challenge program for Classical Conversations, and facilitator of a writing group for young adults.

The general public is invited to attend. The workshop charge is $30 including refreshments. 

Join the Pamlico Writers Group and enjoy a discount $25 workshop fee and year-round critique group benefits. The Pamlico Writers Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the Turnage Theater. The public is invited to join.

Register for the workshop or join the Pamlico Writers Group at our website pamlicowritersgroup.org.

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Workshop Schedule:

10:00 – Session 1: Starting Points

Attendees take a look at the two worlds writers must work in to succeed. It will include tips for writers as they work alone and benefits of working with other writers. Writers put pen to paper in fast-paced exercises that help breakdown writer’s block.

11:00 – Session 2: Sharpening your Tools

Writers test skills and learn by doing. Krisan demonstrates the difference between showing readers and letting them touch, taste, feel, hear, and smell the world that words create. Part two reveals how character and plot will help writers sharpen dialogue writing skills.  

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

1:00 – Session 3: Submitting your Words

Writers guess authors and titles of famous works, then go in depth to analyze the strength of these classic opening lines. To propel writers to go public with their work, writers are given simple keys to getting in the top percent of the publisher slush pile.

2:00 – Session 4: Modeling Synergy

The best session of the day comes last, when writers form groups to give feedback on prior submissions. In this non-intimidating session, writers learn from each other and experience first-hand the benefits of a writing critique group. Writers are given help in forming and keeping writing goals.

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