Sunday, February 3, 2013
Workshop review: From Idea to Story
Do you struggle getting ideas? Has it been awhile since you've written and want to get back in the groove? Dean Wesley Smith's "Idea to Story" may be to workshop for you. It's low-key, supportive (even when you submit something messed up and you were so tired you were barely conscious) and demands two 300-word openings/week, focusing on different ways of coming up with a story. The critique element is absent, which may be good for newer writers and also for writers who need to turn off the editor. You do not actually write full stories. That part is up to you, but it is full of encouragement so you'll feel like a frog in a swarm of flies.