Linda Hutsell-Manning

Novels Plays Poems Stories

Writing Workshops

Adult Workshop A: Writing as a Profession

Fee: $200 per session plus .35 KM mileage

This 1½ hour [2 x 3/4 hour sessions] workshop includes:

  • biographical information given by author
    • when writing career began,
    • books published,
    • works completed
    • works‑in‑ progress
  • selected readings from short fiction, poetry or plays
  • the creative process:
    • idea to first draft,
    • rewriting ad nauseam,
    • final draft to acceptance 
  • the publishing process:
    • MS acceptance
    • editor changes requests
    • rewrite to included change requests
    • editor review of changed MS
    • repeat last two steps as required
    • editor acceptance
    • copy editor review with corrections
    • finished product to printer
    • proof copy by printer
  • the business side of writing:
    • learning to live with rejections,
    • surviving financially
    • writing your own promotion,
    • giving readings and workshops,
  • questions and general discussion

Adult Workshop B: Adults Writing for Children

Fee: $200 per session plus .35 KM mileage

This1½ hour workshop [2 x 3/4 hour sessions] covers:

  • biographical information given by author
    • when writing career began,
    • books published,
    • works completed
    • works‑in‑ progress
  • short readings from authors's published works for children
  • the creative process for writing for children:
    • idea to first draft,
    • researching the market for age range and suitability,
    • rewriting and rewriting,
    • final draft to acceptance
  • writing plays/TV scripts : adapting a story to dramatic form
  • the business side of writing:
    • learning to live with rejections,
    • surviving financially
    • writing your own promotion,
    • giving readings and workshops,
  • questions and general discussion

Student Writing Workshops for Schools

Workshop C1 = one 1 to 1+1/2 hour session

Fee: $200 plus .35 KM mileage

  • a student introduction to writing stories, novels, poetry and plays
  • notes and reference list
  • lecture on writing
  • discussion
  • questions

Workshop C2 = two 1 hr. to 1+1/2 hr. sessions

Fee: $400 plus .35 KM mileage

First session :
  • introduce students to the writing of stories, novels, poetry and plays
  • notes and reference list
  • lecture on writing process
  • discussion
  • questions
Second Session :
  • writing session on one of stories, novels, poetry or plays
  • appraisal and discussion session

Adult Workshop D : Demonstration of Student Writing Workshops [C1 + C2]
( Suitable for Teacher's Professional Development Days )

Fee: $300 plus .35 KM mileage

This workshop is available for Poetry, Prose or Play writing Student Workshops for Children :

  • handouts : outlines for both workshops
  • demonstration of
    • half-day [C1] workshop
    • full-day [C2] workshop
  • review of ways to use Workshops in the classroom
  • discussion with teachers n use in the classroom
  • reference list handout


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