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FREE WSS Info+Inspiration Session - Shared screen with speaker view
VioletSea
10:55
From San Diego, CA. Glad to be here!
Mary Rudzinski
11:00
From Detroit MI
Angele
11:03
I'm south of Richmond, VA
Jerretta
11:15
Will there be a replay after the event?
Dee
11:38
I am from Austin, Texas.
The Writing Barn
18:44
Yes, a replay after the event
karen
20:53
Yes, Jessica! (because there is crying in picture booking!)
Amanda Hopper
25:06
Amen to hitting the wall. The middle is killing me.
Dee
25:16
It’s so tough to be rejected. Makes you wonder if you should continue.
Jessixa Bagley
25:26
There’s LOT’s of crying in picture books!
karen
26:30
Amen, Jessica:)
Jessixa Bagley
31:22
I always say that publishers need us as much as we need them!
VioletSea
33:47
Picture Books. I’ve done a couple of short online Writing Barn classes and am a member of 12 x 12.
Amanda Hopper
33:54
New to the Writing Barn. I'm interested in Middle Grade novel writing.
Julie
33:59
Picture books. Haven’t done WSS but have done other WB classes and intensives. And I’m a success story! A book I workshopped in Adam Lerhaupt’s class a couple of years ago sold this year!
Dee
34:06
I am new to the Writing Barn. I am interested in poetry.
karen
34:12
Picture book--12x12, also! I've taken a 1 day with you, Bethany. This past fall I took comedy with Cate Berry and NF with Nancy Churnin. All 3 were FANTASTIC! My only complaint is that none of them have a 2nd course for follow up.
Pam Ward
34:13
I am new to The Writing Barn! I am interested in taking the next step in my literary life.
Julie
34:16
It is. Is my name not showing up?
VioletSea
34:16
Hi Julie! Yay.
Mary Rudzinski
34:20
Picture Book/Chapter book- not new, would enjoy seeing longer classes. Six weeks was too long one time, but usually not long enough.
karen
34:30
Hi Julie!
Brandy Mansfield
34:31
Newbie here :) I’m interested in poetry
deborah
34:43
Memoir- I took Donna’s class at the end of last year.
Dee
34:46
Me too Brandy.
Dee
34:57
Poetry
Angele
35:13
Picture Book WSS. I was new to PBs last year but took a bunch of wonderful one-day and six-week online PB classes. I no longer feel like a PB beginner, but I'm not quite ready to send any to my agent yet. :)
Julie
35:16
Hi everyone! Love seeing the 12 x 12 members. And yes, this is Julie.
VioletSea
36:00
So happy to see Julie learning along with other 12 x 12 members.
karen
36:10
I had an agent for a year and she just recently switched agencies and is no longer rep'ing pb's!
Angele
36:19
I have an awesome agent already, just haven't shared any PBs with her!
Julie
36:20
If you stop learning, you die creatively.
Jerretta
36:37
New here. I write MG!
Julie
36:43
I really believe that. EVERYONE has to keep learning and stretching, no matter where they are in their careers. <3
Jessixa Bagley
36:44
SO true, Julie!
Dee
36:45
She’s an amazing poet!
VioletSea
36:59
Yes, so true, Julie!
Julie
37:51
NOOOOOOO!!!!! Now we’re dying!
karen
38:30
She TA'ed my Comedy class with Cate Berry!
Julie
39:27
This quote is SO TRUE!
Mary Rudzinski
39:27
Beth,
Mary Rudzinski
40:00
sorry I need to bow out- I have an early morning flight- I will catch the replay!
racheljackson
40:05
LOVE that quote— so much of my book was written on the backs of receipts while I was pushing kids in a cart through a Nevada Walmart
Jessixa Bagley
40:07
If my family knew how much I was thinking about writing they would think I never think about them!
VioletSea
41:38
Lol, Jessixa!
Jackee
42:08
Because I can't STOP writing. When I do, I feel a little wilted inside. Besides... it's the cheapest therapy there is. :)
karen
42:29
I write because I have to!
Amanda Hopper
43:22
I love the comment about working while sitting on the couch. I am writing in my head even when I'm not putting it down. I make back-stories for the things and people I see and read about.
Jackee
43:38
How I function, good way to put it, Jessixa. That resonates.
Pam Ward
43:44
I write to express thoughts and feelings about topics that are important in my life.
Julie
43:53
Two things came up. To connect: myself to others and my inner self to my external self. Also to discover what I think and what I need.
karen
44:14
Ditto, Amanda! I love making up back stories for fellow passengers on the metro.
VioletSea
45:24
I really love that idea of getting beyond the boundaries and living a bigger life!
alisonrice
45:38
Need to put the ideas in my head out there in the universe! (Just found some batteries to put in my keyboard so late to the conversation!)
Dee
46:19
Ditto on the words in my head! Also, reading and discussing poetry (mine or others) is fun!
racheljackson
47:11
Relationships with books! Absolutely— I get separation anxiety when I’m about to finish a really good one
deborah
47:43
I write and create to make my voice heard. It helps me make sense of it all and helps me to connect.
Jackee
48:42
Well said.
Pam Ward
51:09
Breaking through the fear to create something new.
karen
51:49
It means fulfilling my passion for writing by stretching my creativity, expanding my worldview, exploring new ideas, making creative connections between ideas, and reaching new heights with how far this can go.
karen
55:18
um. I do that, too!
Julie
55:55
I have given myself a title for my 12 x 12 hat: “Shepherdess of Dreams.” I’ve had to accept that a big part of my role in the world is helping others make their books/achieve their dreams. Sounds a lot better than “person who gets a book published every few years."
Julie
56:18
Speaking of compare and despair. LOL!
Dee
56:58
Sometimes other hats take over the literary hats.
VioletSea
57:11
I always appreciate you and your contributions to writers, Julie!
Julie
57:24
Thank you! I love serving in that way.
Dee
57:28
Here are some other hats: teacher, organizer, reader, writer, host, supporter
Julie
57:40
Carving out the time is ALWAYS my Achilles heel.
VioletSea
57:49
Yes, other hats take over the literary hats, leaving less time. So many hats in this life!
Jessixa Bagley
58:01
When the idea just seems like it will NEVER get there.
Dee
58:09
I submitted this week for the first time in a year b/c the answer is so often no.
alisonrice
58:28
Sometimes learning curves are good but require rewriting which of course takes time and keeps you from new projects.
Amanda Hopper
58:44
I feel frustration with not carving out the time to work on my novels.
Julie
58:56
I’m also frustrated with a couple of stories that just won’t conform to my vision.
Dee
59:19
Finding time to revise, follow-up on drafts after getting feedback from others.
racheljackson
59:21
For me, crossing over into a new genre has been VERY frustrating
Julie
59:28
OH! And also a bio that I’ve written and re-written (thanks to Bethany’s help) that STILL hasn’t sold.
VioletSea
59:34
Some hats scream for attention to be worn, while others can wait, sometimes leaving the hats on the hook that most contribute to my literary life.
karen
59:36
I'm frustrated with having to do the whole agent search again!
Angele
01:00:02
Current frustrations are novels on sub that haven't yet sold + family/other distractions (including myself) that mean I'm not writing as much as I could be
Maria Marshall
01:00:05
I'm frustrated with still doing the agent search.
Julie
01:00:35
It was amazing to have that support, btw!
Jessixa Bagley
01:01:14
It’s important to know that there are frustrations at all levels. So none of you are alone! We are right there with you.
racheljackson
01:02:10
Echoing Jessixa here— some frustrations never fully go away, they just change shape
deborah
01:02:28
frustrated with not having a community of writers to inspire me and learn with.
racheljackson
01:03:01
Hear that, Deborah— community means a lot!
Dee
01:05:46
I so enjoy my two critique groups!
Dee
01:06:10
Community of writers!
Dee
01:17:33
It’s nice to be able to look back at the feedback later so written is good.
Angele
01:20:27
I was in Jason's PBII class and he is AMAZING
Dee
01:20:50
I am curious about poetry deadline requirements.
Dee
01:21:56
Monthly
Dee
01:28:08
I have enough poems for a chapbook manuscript, but which poems to include? I need to write more poems to go with the 12 that go together.
Dee
01:28:12
Thank you!
Julie
01:28:22
How many people are in each class?
Angele
01:28:55
PB question: are there any formal peer critique sessions like in PBI and PBII?
VioletSea
01:29:25
How extensive does the craft presentation need to be? I already struggle finding enough time to write and study and adding an extra task is tough.
Jessixa Bagley
01:30:33
They are pretty casual
VioletSea
01:30:51
Good, as I don’t have time to learn Power Point right now.
VioletSea
01:31:01
Would be good to see an examples.
Jessixa Bagley
01:31:06
They don’t even have to be very long.
Jessixa Bagley
01:32:33
One presentation I recall was really just a person talking about their favorite humor picture books and the different kinds of humor books there are. It was very casual and everyone LOVED it.
deborah
01:33:32
When does the first class begin?
VioletSea
01:33:44
Oh, I could do that, Jessixa. I do that naturally all the time! If sharing something I’m currently learning about craft would qualify that’d be great.
Jessixa Bagley
01:34:25
It sounds daunting, but after you see one presentation, you’ll see how simple it can be.
VioletSea
01:34:56
I got scared for a bit that’d I’d have to put together a major Power Point presentation. :-)
Jessixa Bagley
01:34:59
My class starts Sunday the 26th
racheljackson
01:35:01
Agree— I think we already engage in these kinds of discussions about stuff like movies and TV shows anyway— it’s about noticing techniques and patterns
Jessixa Bagley
01:35:12
It will end in time for the Grammy’s red carpet...
The Writing Barn
01:35:41
Novel Feb 2
Julie
01:37:11
Who?
Dee
01:37:12
Do you offer WSS twice yearly? In case I am not ready to jump in this month...
Julie
01:37:20
Andy J. Pizza?
The Writing Barn
01:37:23
Andy J. Pizza
Angele
01:37:34
Creative Pep Talk podcast, Julie
The Writing Barn
01:37:36
creative pep talk podcast
Julie
01:37:45
Thanks!
The Writing Barn
01:37:56
yes, twice a year for pb and novel, maybe once for memoir and poetry
The Writing Barn
01:39:16
bahegedus@gmail.com
Amanda Hopper
01:39:39
Thank you!
Dee
01:40:03
Thank you!
deborah
01:40:04
Thank you so much! This was super informational.
Elizabeth Saba
01:40:31
Thank you Bethany!
VioletSea
01:40:38
Thank you! Happy literary life to everyone. It helps so much to connect with others.
Angele
01:40:39
thanks!
Pam Ward
01:40:41
Lots to think about ! Thank you all!
alisonrice
01:40:41
Enjoyed learning more about the WB! Thanks!
Jerretta
01:40:41
Thank you!
Julie
01:40:43
Thank you! Fun to hang out with you all.
alisonrice
01:40:54
It was motivating for sure!
Dee
01:40:59
My aha is the goal setting and weekly schedule.
karen
01:41:04
Thank you, Bethany! It's always nice to know you are not the only one who feels ALL of these things!
Elizabeth Saba
01:41:18
Appreciate your time. I will be writing!
Dee
01:41:30
True not curated!
Dee
01:41:34
Love that!
Julie
01:41:36
“The true story, not the curated one!”
karen
01:41:41
Please add a follow up to the NF and Comedy classes! So many people who were in them with me have posted that on 12x12. Thanks!:)
Julie
01:42:22
Karen, we’ll update 12 x 12 on courses as they’re announced.
Angele
01:42:38
Yes, *loved* Cate's humor class and would absolutely take another with her. My aha is the insight that I write to connect - thanks for that!
Julie
01:43:06
Cate is amazing! She did a 12 x 12 webinar last year too, and I still think about how she defined what makes humor work.
karen
01:43:10
Thanks, Shep. of Dreams! Love that!
Julie
01:43:17
<3
karen
01:43:34
Agreed, Julie--it was the intellectual approach that I loved most!
karen
01:44:26
But 12x12--which intro'd me to The Writing Barn w/BH's amazing webinar has been a force in my life that I am so proud to be a part of!
Julie
01:44:29
Thank you!!
Dee
01:44:35
Thank you!
The Writing Barn
01:44:49
bye....12 x 12
Julie
01:44:54
Thank you! XOX