Am I the only one who wants Christmas back? I was happy to see the end of 2020, but so far, 2021 has brought me: a broken filling (ouch), “fun” with an insurance company who wrongly terminated my benefits, a kitten that was so destructive he had to be given back to the shelter (first time that’s ever happened to me and I’m still so sad we couldn’t make it work); and an upsetting conversation with a friend whom I’m realizing isn’t very good for me. Fun, right? I’m just not ready to pack away the twinkling lights and return to the real world yet.
But for you — or at least those of you who are interested in writing classes — I have some good news:
In my last post, I mentioned three upcoming writing classes I’ll be teaching. Well, thanks to some lovely government funding, the first two of these classes will be offered for free. No catch! And they’re still available to anyone, anywhere in the world.
All class times are 7 to 9 p.m. CST, and the classes will be taught on Zoom.
To find my classes, you need to scroll to the bottom of the McNally Robinson site page once you’ve clicked on the links below. McNally Robinson is an amazing bookstore.
The rewards of writing are many: it’s a stress release, a creative outlet, a much-needed escape, and self-guided therapy. Join award-winning author J.H. Moncrieff as she helps you discover the essential building blocks of a great story, including voice, character, setting, point of view, creating suspense, and more. The class will be customized to the needs of the students. Students can submit a sample of their writing for detailed feedback.
To be successful, a writer must vanquish many foes, including time constraints, negative self-talk, endless distractions, and a lack of inspiration. Award-winning suspense author J.H. Moncrieff will teach you a variety of techniques and tricks to jumpstart your writing muse, conquer self-doubt and fear of failure, and carve out time to write from an overwhelming schedule.
Want to write a book that will keep your readers on the edge of their seat? There’s an art form to building and maintaining suspense. Award-winning suspense novelist J.H. Moncrieff will take you through the techniques you need to master in order to create a page-turning novel or story, including voice, beginnings and endings, and character development. This course is suitable for every genre, as no one wants to write a book that’s easy to put down. Come prepared to write!
How were your holidays? Any projects planned for the New Year? Resolutions you’re excited about? Tell me your good news — I’d love to hear it!
Happy New Year!
The purpose of the Insecure Writers’ Support Group is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds. To see a full list of IWSG authors, click here.