Publish-Ready Writing Workshop:

Writing by Heart Campfire Chats

Now that you have written a chapter in the Writing by Heart Course, its time to get it publish-ready … and then publish it!***

If you have completed the Writing by Heart Interactive or DIY course, then you are ready for this workshop. If you haven’t taken either, you still can! Go here to enroll in the DIY and there is still time to complete the course, have your chapter, and join the workshop!


The fact is, we have so enjoyed excavating for gold with our prospectors, and we don’t want it to end! Together, we have used the metaphor of "panning for gold," and we have learned to listen to and trust our hearts’ guidance in crafting wonderful stories!

“I’m so thankful to have come across Writing by Heart just in time to jump on the boat with this wonderful team. I never regretted it. The course has a very good structure, and it emphasizes Sensing the World with 5 senses and checking in with the feelings inside of you. How many times when we write, are we wanting to impress others? This gives my child stress. Having gone through the practices, helped him to come back to himself, identify what he was feeling, and then knowing how he wants the story to go.. This course also provided step-by-step strategies to make the story interesting, and it gave my child a sense of direction and creativity for my child to write. Highly Recommended! “ ~Writing by Heart Parent

Here’s a message from one of our students!

Now it’s time to help each other polish our work, and support each other toward actually having a story recorded by David and published on one of the Sparkle Stories newsletters*** so others can enjoy it, too!

Young writers from around the world meet on a regular basis, presenting their work, and getting individual time from David and Meredith and other prospectors during our fireside chats.


We are offering 8 Campfire Interactive Chats for over the next seven weeks where children will have direct contact with David and Meredith and other prospector friends! We do hope you’ll join us!

*** Sparkle Stories has a newsletter that reaches households around the world. Thousands upon thousands of people will hear David reading your child’s writing - and your young writer can officially declare they have been published.



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Publish Ready Interactive Workshop

  • For students who have completed Writing by Heart Interactive or DIY course

  • 8 Interactive “Fireside Chats” offered to accommodate to different time zones.·   

  • All sessions recorded, so chats can always be reviewed or watched if they were missed

  • An interactive Forum for students to post questions, images and writing samples and be a part of a writing community

  • The option of having your writing recorded by David and shared on a Sparkle Stories Newsletter!


 

FAQ

HOW IS THE INTERACTIVE CAMP STRUCTURED?

Over the next seven weeks, we will host 8 Interactive Campfire Chat sessions with recordings available starting the week of October 21.  The interactive sessions will be scheduled for Wednesdays at 5PM EDT and Thursdays* at 12 noon EDT. The Live Interactive videos will last about 45-60 minutes on average.

The Sessions will be focused on writing and editing skills in general, and then we will dedicate focused time to working on writer’s individual work. Each writing will be the sole focus of the group’s attention and writers will learn the fine and delicate art of offering helpful feedback (and receiving it)!

Dates of our Campfire Chats

  • Tuesday*, November 5 @12PM EST (Please note the change from Thursday to Tuesday this week.)

  • Wednesday, November 6 @ 5PM EST

  • Wednesday, November 20 @ 5PM EST

  • Thursday,, November 21 @12PM EST

  • Wednesday, December 4 @ 5PM EST

  • Thursday,, December 5 @12PM EST

  • Wednesday, December 18 @ 5PM EST (if needed TBD)

  • Thursday, December 19 @12PM EST (if needed TBD)


Stories will be compiled, recorded, produced and then published in 2020 to ring in the New Year in a Sparkle Stories Newsletter!

WHAT IF WE MISS A CAMPFIRE CHAT?

Though we encourage interactive campers to join us as much as possible for the live video lessons, it is not necessary. We will make the videos available to all.

 

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THIS COURSE EXTENSION?

We will be inviting each prospector to share a piece of their writing with us during one previously scheduled session, so that we can offer our support and guidance. Students may attend as many of the sessions as they would like and have time for.

HOW DO THE FORUMS WORK?

Students will have access to a written "forum" where our prospectors will post their stories. There will also be a portal for comments and questions. The are set up just like comments on a blog post, where David and Meredith can respond to each comment as they come in - and “threads” may form on a particular subtopic.

 

CAN TWO OR MORE CHILDREN PARTICIPATE UNDER ONE REGISTRATION?

For the CAMPFIRE CHATS, one registration is for a single child. Due to the individual attention and high-level of interaction with the students, David and Meredith will be supporting children in their practice, discovery and development over the month ahead.

 

IS THERE A SIBLING DISCOUNT FOR THE INTERACTIVE CAMP?

Yes, we can offer a sibling discount for siblings. Email us for details: meredith@davidsewellmccann.com.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

Email us at meredith@davidsewellmccann.com any time, and we will be happy to help