Photos courtesy of Martha K. Draper.
It was workshop time! Yesterday the Enid Writers Club hosted a writing workshop at the Enid Public Library. We had an intimate group, snacks, speakers from Tulsa and Norman, and a great time. I learned a lot and enjoyed the camaraderie. Writers are the best kind of people. (there are those that might disagree, but they were not in attendance)
Nikki Hanna, from Tulsa, spoke first on Finding Joy and Purpose in Writing. Nikki is the author of several non-fiction books and I found her down-to-earth style helpful and uplifting. She speaks with a knowledge based on experience. She said you should use your craft in ways that make you happy, and if you should sell some along the way, so much the better. She talked about redefining your version of success. She also talked about author voice, and the craft of becoming a better writer. She was helpful to anyone who asked for it.
Vicky Kennedy, from Norman, talked about story structure. She based a lot of her program on the book Save the Cat! and the story structure set down by Pixar for their movies. Whether a short story, novel or screen play, they all need the same structure. In listening to her I finally figured out what was wrong with my latest work in progress. I can’t wait to get back to it and make it a better story.
The writers club hosted the event and brought snacks. There was fruit, cookies, and someone even brought home-made Jalapeno Poppers. Nikki asked to come back next year with a new topic and I hope we can accommodate her. Our club loves a writing workshop.
Writers are the best kind of people.