The schedule for this course is ambitious. But, if you're familiar with NaNoWriMo, you may know that programs with a break-neck pace can lead writers to great success. Here, we're going to do more than just write a 50k first draft. The goal of WI.N.D. 2020 is to write three drafts this year. We kick off … Continue reading W.I.N.D. 2020 Sets a Grueling Schedule
W.I.N.D. (Writers In Need of Direction) is about to become a lot more than just a summer program. For the past three years, W.I.N.D. has met almost exclusively during June and July, with a few dedicated members gathering occasionally during the school year to pitch ideas and give and receive feedback. But this special year … Continue reading W.I.N.D. 2020: Write Your Book
Today Youth Programs Director Mr. Eric returned to talk to us about what to do with "finished" writing. We'd spent the last two weeks inspired to make new writing, sharing with our peers, getting and giving feedback, and hunkered down in the revision trenches. But what next? Apparently this is a problem for a lot … Continue reading Day 9 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: You Are Accepted
So what do we do with all these CYOA stories? We've come to the point in camp where we need to PUBLISH! Writing Project camps always emphasize this because it's not enough to simply write and keep one's thoughts in a notebook. We revise for real audiences and edit to polish completed products. We must … Continue reading Day 4 at W.A.T.E.R. Write Your Own Adventure: A Little Bit of Coding, A Lot of Writing
The day began with our intrepid campers rewriting classic fairy tales in the style of a CYOA. We had Little Red Riding Hood beating the wolf to the grandmother's house, Cinderella hiring a maid and the wolf who tormented the three little pigs becoming a vegetarian. Then we talked about beats in screenwriting before we … Continue reading Day 3 at W.A.T.E.R. Write Your Own Adventure: How to Talk to a Writer
1. More Bang for Your Buck At only $300 we are the most affordable publication experience this summer. While other programs are far away, cost more and/or meet for less time, E.A.R.T.H. has the unique experience of meeting once a week, ALL summer long for a low low price. It’s okay if you can’t make … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Join E.A.R.T.H. This Summer
From our classic two week camps like I.C.E. and F.I.R.E. to newbies like E.A.R.T.H. and W.A.T.E.R., we've got all kinds of amazing programs coming this summer! As Youth Programs Director, I couldn't be more excited about the line-up of 9 camps (a TBAWP record) that we're providing to the Tampa Bay Area in 2019. As … Continue reading What a Summer Coming Our Way!