Wandering WordsWomen 

Whether your goal is to become a better writer, reach a bigger audience, get published, or make a living from wherever you are, Wandering WordsWomen is here for you.

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Intensive Workshops

Intensive workshops are offered on Friday, March 29, 2019, in conjunction with the Wandering WordsWomen Retreat, which runs March 29-31, 2019. Each intensive workshop is $25.00 and you can register for one or two. 

Annette Marquis

Writing Memoir that Matters

March 29, 2019

Learn to craft a compelling true story about your life that resonates with readers.  In this workshop, you'll learn to:

  • Differentiate memoir from autobiography

  • Find your writing voice

  • Structure a compelling memoir

  • Infuse your writing with sensory details

  • Get started or unstuck so you can finish your project

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Julie Valerie

Structuring a Story

March 29, 2019

Build a narrative arc that engages your readers from the first to the last page. Form, not formula. Structure, not template. Map the journey your readers will take as they move through the stages of story design. From the opening scene to the last, learn how the common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, novels, and movies entice and engage readers. Dive deep into the mythic structure of the Heroine's Journey. Explore how the archetypical roles of hero/heroine, mentor, threshold guardian, herald, shapeshifter, shadow, ally, and trickster enhance plot points. Learn the components of classic story design and the heroine's journey. Leave knowing how to apply these elements in your work in ways that reach a modern audience.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p..m.

Annette Marquis

Paths to Publication

March 29, 2019

Explore the many paths to publication from self-publishing to traditional publishing houses.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde