I just completed the last of nearly three dozen virtual writing workshops that I booked as part of a promotion for the release of Snowbound, book 5 in the Milligan Creek Series. I was skeptical of how virtual workshops would go at first, thinking they would have to be more of a one-way interaction. However, I quickly developed a routine that allowed for lots of back and forth with the students as we engaged in all sorts of creative exercises.
The highlight of it all was three consecutive sessions I did with a group of grade four students in Smokey Lake, Alberta. Not only were they an exceptionally bright and keen group, we got a long way toward creating an excellent fantasy story together. Who knows? Perhaps one day one of them will turn it into a book. They were certainly urging me to do so.
I have one more session booked for June and perhaps a couple more between now and then. As fun as it's been, I'm glad I can return to business as usual, which for the moment means finishing Pumpkins, book 1 in my new Uncanny Icons YA horror series, and starting on Quiet on Set!, book 6 in the Milligan Creek Series.
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