Online Meetings

Hello Writers!

Sadly, we’ve had our first local cases of COVID-19 in Savannah and the predictions are that we’ll have more. Social Distancing remains important so our healthcare system isn’t overwhelmed. So, to that end The Writer Workshop in Savannah remains closed.  

The good news is that we’re going to hold two online events this week in a webinar format. 

The first event we’ll be having is a writer workshop offering feedback and critique. This will be held on Monday, March 23, at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific). If you’re interested in reading a 5-6 pages of your work for this workshop, please reply to this message. The cost is $5. (Use this link to register:

The second webinar event this week will be Fiction through Prompts on Thursday, March 26 at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific). I’ve been offering this writing event for many years and we’ve recently been holding an online version and it works quite well. I share a literary device followed by a prompt. We write to the prompt for about 20-25 minutes and then share the results. The cost is $10. (Use this link to register:

Depending on the popularity (and success) of these webinars, we’ll add more to the schedule going forward…

Enjoy the journey!

We are Cups

by Gregory A. Kompes

“We are cups, constantly and¬†quietly¬†being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
~Ray Bradbury

Zen in the Art of Writing is filled with gems like the one above. I love this image, this metaphor, this idea that all of our life and experience, all the sounds and events and people and places and books and movies and music and weather and…and…and…that all of it goes in and that we tip ourselves over and don’t spill it all, but only the beautiful. Only the work.

Bradbury is a master of creating worlds, of creating suspense, of creating terror. He’s a tight writer who has a strong, solid, easily read voice on the page.

Just us on Thursday as we talk about his collection of essays on writing and life and experience. He’s used memoir to teach. When done well, as he does, the work is not only useful ideas, but inspired construction, too.

The Writer Workshop Book Club for Writers, 7 pm.