This week on the weekly Twitter chat that I host on Monday’s (#WritersRoad) we discussed online writer’s workshops. For those of us who don’t have the time to travel, or are strapped for the funds in this tough economy, an online workshop can be the answer to improving our writing skills. However, one must choose carefully. Here are a few good ones that I’ve found:
WriteOnCon (a free workshop/conference for MG & YA) Occurring in August. I can personally vouch for this one, it’s fantastic!
San Francisco Writer’s University (all genres) Has a solid reputation.
Writer’s Digest Workshops (all genres) Has a solid reputation.
Before you choose, decide exactly what it is you want to learn or improve on, work out your budget, then start researching. Unless you know the company or people putting on the workshop, don’t invest in it until you have recommendations from people you trust who have attended. There are a lot of people out there more than willing to take advantage of writers who are ready to invest in their future. If you know of any great workshops leave us a link in the comments!
Heather is the author of the YA paranormal Channeler series which includes; The Secret Of Spruce Knoll, Born Of Fire, Channeler's Choice, and coming in May of 2012, To Ride A Puca. A short story of Heather's is also available in the free In His Eyes eBook anthology.