Next class date: Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Where do you keep and grow your ideas? How do you keep them coming while not getting overwhelmed by the mass of them? What do you do with the ones that come around only when you’re working on something else?
We’ll talk tricks and tools of the trade for using journals (bullet and otherwise) as well as online task trackers and email to keep your ideas corralled and findable later.
Then we’ll look at methods for brainstorming a batch of stories and expanding those into broader creative pages, and from there into story drafts.
Suggested supplies: A bound journal (plain or dotted works best for me, your preference), several different colored pens, colored pencils, tape, stickers, as needed.
Join Norton Award winning author Fran Wilde, author of Updraft, Cloudbound, and The Jewel and Her Lapidary for a workshop that will energize your creativity and get you writing!
Fair warning from Fran: My friend Tempest saw my story journal and that I was thinking about teaching this class and said MAKE IT SO and then disappeared in a cloud of glitter and swooshy capes.
Classes are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. There is a limit of 15 students.
Cost is $99 ($79 for Patreon supporters and returning students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).
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You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved. You should receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.
Notes and Testimonials
- This is a really good one—I took it last January, was inspired to start day journaling again, and I swear that and Prozac are what have gotten me through 2020. (It also got me thinking and analyzing how I use writing notebooks, but that’s a whole other thing. Grinning face with smiling eyes)
- Fran’s journaling workshops are the *best* and incredibly inspiring.
- Today I took @fran_wilde’s creative journalling class (via @Catrambo \’s Academy for Wayward Writers) because I used to write a lot more longhand but had wandered away from it as a habit, to my great regret. I thought the class would be a fun way to go back to it & it was! 5 stars
- Yesterday I took @fran_wilde’s journaling class (part2) w @catrambo & it was pretty wonderful. I took away some great ideas. And one of them was:It’s totally ok for this exact thing to not work for you. This is about discovery. Trying new things. Learning to steal what WILL work.
- Thank you @fran_wilde and @Catrambo for reigniting my creative juices yesterday. If you haven’t taken Fran’s creative journaling class (or seen her beautiful spreads), you should. Here’s to messy journaling!
- This class really changed the way I approach journaling, my daily planner, idea capturing, all of it. It was a huge game changer for me in the best of ways.
- Self care is @fran_wilde telling a zoom full of authors it’s okay to have a messy journal. Growing heartGrowing heartGrowing heart Thank you Fran & @Catrambo for this afternoon’s utterly uplifting, wholesome encouragement into creative journaling!!!