W.I.N.D. (Writers In Need of Direction) is about to become a lot more than just a summer program. For the past three years, W.I.N.D. has met almost exclusively during June and July, with a few dedicated members gathering occasionally during the school year to pitch ideas and give and receive feedback. But this special year calls for a special program. W.I.N.D. 2.0. This year, we’re going to write books.
Book can mean anything: novel, memoir, short story collection, screenplay. The point is, the traditional college writing class or workshop (like W.I.N.D.) is not built for longer works. They’re designed for poetry or short stories and novelists are left sharing just pieces of their stories, if that’s even allowed. It’s no good to just get feedback on a little piece of what you’re writing, and it’s just as difficult for the rest of the writers in the group to critique an incomplete work.
But it’s time to stop putting off that novel or screenplay or collection. Every new year reminds us of possibilities and offers us a chance at new beginnings, but it can also remind us of that which we have not yet done. There’s no more time to delay. Let this be the year.
For our dedicated members or whether you’re joining us for the first time (and we hope that this does bring new blood into our writing group), this is a chance to do something extraordinary. To hold each other accountable, to support each other, and to help each other achieve our goals.
Join us, for W.I.N.D. 2020. Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.