This sort of late cold snap happens often enough that there's a name for it -- Blackberry Winter. Kind of like Indian Summer, but in reverse.
So we light a fire; I make soup for lunch and contemplate baking a comforting pound cake. . .
beginning February 18...
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO NOVEL WRITING – The Nuts and Bolts Approach (10 weeks)
A workshop for beginning or in-process writers who want to write a novel with popular appeal, this class will combine instruction in the basics of setting, plot, characterization, and dialogue with practical and cautionary information about seeking an agent, submitting a manuscript, and building a career. Weekly short (1-2 pages) assignments will be critiqued at home and discussed during class. The text will be the highly acclaimed Don't Sabotage Your Submission by career manuscript editor Chris Roerden (Bella Rosa books --ISBN 978-1-933523-31-6.) Classes will meet Tuesdays, 6-8:30 at Jones Elementary on Kimberly. For more information, follow this LINK.
July 5-12 I'll be leading a class in commercial (aka popular) fiction at Wildacres on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A great chance to get away from everyday a nd into your writing.. More info HERE.