An interview by Tineke Bryson One of the most exciting aspects of the Summer Workshop is also—for some!—the most intimidating: critique groups. For that reason, I decided to ask the two members of our team—Rachel Garner and Gabrielle Schwabauer—who organize the critique groups to share their perspectives!
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer I bet lots of you share my desire to enjoy language more. A love of words is how many of us got started writing! But how do we become the kind of people who value words over our own ability with them? How do we become excellent “noticers,” appreciators?
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer I don’t know about you, but when I first learned I had an ability with words, I immediately assumed it could only be for one reason: I was destined to publish books!
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer “When will I write again?” I asked myself. “When I get out of here,” answered my gut.
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer When this article goes live, I will be in Scotland. It’s just a matter of chronology, but with this thought, my lungs expand with nervous excitement.
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer What are writing workshops supposed to do for us? Whatever it is, how do we make sure it happens? Can we leap into more than one pool of opportunity?
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer How big a part should grading play in your One Year Adventure Novel journey? How do you grade a teenager’s novel? The grading rubric for The One Year Adventure Novel—or “OYAN” for short—is disarmingly simple. But in my years of interacting with parents, I’ve come to realize that, sometimes, this disarming quality can mask some of the complexities of nurturing a young writer.
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer There are many reasons why young writers stall. And it’s hard to watch, as a parent and teacher. What do you do when your son or daughter loses momentum with The One Year Adventure Novel course?
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer There are ways to avoid cultural faux pas—missteps—so you can disarm even readers given to the occasional cultural snobbery. The word "disarm" is the key. Your goal is to send subtle signals to your reader that you know you won't do a perfect job, but you are trying.
Tineke Bryson, Staff: Brooding is uncomfortable. Embarrassing. It’s difficult to see the point, and while I wonder what the point could be, I brood some more. What should I do with my book? Should it be fiction or nonfiction? Should I scrap the manuscript and start over?