The Great 'What If'
Mary (Stella) and I are emailing back and forth about the workshop we're presenting at the RT Convention on Tuesday. That's us, fun-loving pals that we are, at last year's RT. Um, no this wasn't our attire for a workshop, but for the 20s party thrown by Dorchestor Publishing. Mary the Gangster and Beth the Flapper. Boop-boop-be-doo. Interesting note, we both look quite different today. We've both been exercising and eating right. I'm now a blonde and Mary, last I knew, has funky carmel highlights in her hair.
Where was I? Ah, the workshop. It's called "The Great What If?" A spin off on brainstorming. Our class is mostly made up of writers who are just starting out. We hope to stimulate them, to help them grow by exploring ways of sparking creativity. I 'what if' quite a bit when I write. At almost every phase of the project. What if Afia was born on Friday the 13th? What if her mother was a paraskevidekatriaphobic? (someone who fear Friday the 13th) What if the mother convinces Afia that she's jinxed? What if...
You get the picture. In fact, if you're a writer, there's a good chance you 'what if' yourself. Wanna help with our workshop oh-inspired-creative-blog-readers? Post a 'what if' scenerio. Just a line or two or three. We're going to mention our blogs and readers in the workshop, so why not mention you and a 'what if'? The wilder the idea, the better. Ready? Here we go.
What if . . .