Ever wish you could carry around a writing class in your pocket? One with special agent and editor guests, a rad* theme, and way too much coffee?
Now you can. Our Write-In Workshop from last week (you can still see the full replay here, if you’d like the video too: manuscriptacademy.com/back-to-school-write-in) features all the ways thinking about your character in school–plus the resulting conflicts, social hierarchies, friends and crushes–can give you a deeper understanding of that person on the page.
We’ve left in pauses so you can follow along. Grab your favorite school supplies, maybe your earbuds or your Bluetooth speaker**, and write with 300 of your new best friends. We’ll read some clips of your examples, and think you, too, will be impressed with the strength and talent of this community.
Special shout-out to Kiana Nguyen, agent at Donald Maass Literary Agency, and Molly Cusick, editor at Sourcebooks, for being our surprise guests.
Hope this finds you well and enjoying everything the season has to offer.
Jessica and Julie
*Bet that word choice made more sense when you learned the theme, amirite?
**Jessica really likes this one, because it’s sand-resistant, and no, we promise we are not sponsored by VicTsing, we just like it for a more immersive podcast experience that can fall in the sink a few times when you’re doing dishes and it’s all good: www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYYCGKW/ref…nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==