FREE virtual writing workshop here today
WHAT, WHO, & WHEN, HOW & WHY: Free writing workshop with me as facilitator & blogger here. “Face Your Fears” is the theme. I’ll be online between 3-5 p.m., responding to questions in comments section. You don’t have to sign up. You don’t have to make a comment. You don’t have to submit any writing. But you are welcome to observe, participate and give feedback.
If you’d like to submit the writing you did out of the prompts & exercises I’ll post here please send to me at anacastilloworkshops@gmail by Wed., April 1st noon CST. I’ll be available to give you my quick comments. If you don’t want to submit anything but would like to participate further please make comments here by 3 p.m. Wed., April 1st. It goes without saying only good vibes are welcome. Any negative comments will be deleted. This is a service I am offering la comunidad de gente who are struggling with these times and would also like to have some support to jumpstart their writing.
The workshop is based on a workshop I’ve given called Face Your Fears. We’ll base our prompts and exercises to explore those emotions and ideas. The aim is to shape them into words for our writing. You may work in the genre of your choice.
On Wed.,, depending on its gone, I may wrap up the workshop with answering your writing-related questions here and/or offering more jumpstart ideas.
Vanessa Chica Ferreira March 30, 2020 - 19:06
Claudia Mauro March 30, 2020 - 19:54
Thank you Ana! Looking forward to participating.
Viridiana Serna March 30, 2020 - 19:57
Hi I would like to join the workshop. How can I log into it?
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 20:33 – In reply to: Viridiana Serna
Just read the blog/news posts
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 20:37 – In reply to: Viridiana Serna
You are welcome to follow along and participate on your own. Please look at my posts today…starting with the ‘prep.’
Feroza March 30, 2020 - 20:11
Can’t seem to jump on to the workshop
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 20:29 – In reply to: Feroza
Are you reading the posts? All you have to do is follow along…
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 22:12 – In reply to: Feroza
Are you able to follow the posts?
Belinda Bruner March 30, 2020 - 20:19
Should we simply workshop by comments?
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 20:27 – In reply to: Belinda Bruner
Yes–I’ll be checking here for the next couple of hours. Please follow the posts regarding the workshop.
Ana Castillo March 30, 2020 - 20:34 – In reply to: Belinda Bruner
Claudia Mauro March 30, 2020 - 21:32
She asks me to list my top five fears
Don’t think about them, just tell them, in order
Without thinking I did:
2(see 1) The loss of my heart
1 My Body
Who has always been good enough, who I fail, who
always comes back loyal, for love
Like that beloved dog I learned to hit with a rolled up newspaper for the mess they made, because I was too young to know better than to do what I was told.
Like watching a beloved die. alone
And from a long distance.
That I could only get my hands out of my head
and put my head in my hands. For once,
to carry us both.
This is a strange world.
The web of it always trembling with news from somewhere.
They never showed, the workshop facilitators,
or maybe I just didn’t understand the machine,
(But really, who would ask for your fears when they have enough of their own?)
And being lost.
That’s six, not five but I’m afraid
of being lost when there has never been
anywhere else to be
-Claudia Mauro (first draft.)
Stephanie Ceniceros March 30, 2020 - 21:57
Omg…I’m so sorry about saying…in my comment. Lawd…so so sorry. I have a hard time policing my language. This is awesome though…I needed this.
Sylvia Vargas March 31, 2020 - 11:04
Ah, I wish I would have participated lively, but with my district ‘s new instructional plan of action, I had to go pass this opportunity to interact with you, Ana. Thank you!
Ana Castillo April 01, 2020 - 16:24 – In reply to: Sylvia Vargas
If you tried any of the exercises I offered. I’ll be back on line to respond to comments this afternoon. Thx.
Graciela April 11, 2020 - 15:06
This is amazing. Please offer more, especially during this time!