This article is sponsored by Write On! Creative Writing Center.
“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson
You have a story to tell. It might be a work of fiction, a blog post, a memoir, or something else entirely. If you have kids, you’ve likely heard dozens of stories that you’d love them to write out so they can be reread years later.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a guide help you coax that idea cohesively out of your mind? Do you get a bit of a thrill just imagining how it would feel to dot the last “i” and cross the last “t,” then sit back and admire the completed work? But, for many reasons, it’s hard to move from wanting to put pencil to paper, or fingers to keyboard, to actually doing it.
You still have time to get help from Dawn Rice and her team at Write On! Creative Writing Center this summer.
You Should Write That Down
“We write to communicate,” explains Dawn, founder and instructor at Write On! Creative Writing Center. “It is a way to process thoughts, ideas, and feelings. It gives the writer an uncensored voice and avenue for expression.”
And goodness knows, we all have a lot to process these days. Putting thoughts and ideas down can be both cathartic and inspiring. So, if you want to add joy, humor, or insight to your life and the lives of others, putting it in written form is a great way to start.
The writing bug can get us at any age. Therefore, there are summer camps, along with creative writing workshops and series for second grade through adulthood. Of course, the subjects vary according to age and interest. Some of the courses include:
- Bullet Journaling
- Song Parody
- Journaling for Happiness & Stress Release
- Word Art
- Personal Manifesto
But, if these sound intimidating or more focused than you’d like, there’s always the FREE Intro to Creative Writing Workshop coming up on Friday, July 24 for grades 6 and up. Most classes have on-site and Zoom options. Additionally, they have implemented COVID-related safety measures.
We are taking temperatures and applying hand sanitizer upon arrival. We’re wearing masks and cleaning after every event, session, and camp day. There is professional cleaning weekly. And, of course, we’re keeping positive and encouraging!
— Dawn Rice, founder and instructor at Write On! Creative Writing Center
Fear of Commitment
One great way to get your toes wet is to sign up for “The Scribbler.” This newsletter provides notifications, specials, writing tips, and even writing prompts to get you started.
Also available for $20, an annual membership to “Pen & Ink” will get you a snazzy package of writing supplies and discounts off courses. However, you want to broaden your skills, Write On! can help. You can still learn more and sign up for courses at writeonfrisco.com.
Some Slides Aren’t in Playgrounds
This year the summer slide is anticipated to be vastly worse than most years. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that happens while students are not in school for the months-long break. As a parent, Dawn is focused on fun ways to minimize her students’ loss of language and literacy skills.
Camps and workshops provide opportunities that support literacy skills and unleash the imagination to discover and develop the writer within while maintaining and sharpening skills, building confidence, and encouraging creativity. This will help ensure that the student’s transition into the new school year reflects a level or improved set of skills in the area of literacy.
It Starts With One Word
However you choose to grow or help your child grow, as a writer, there’s support and guidance waiting for you at Write On! Creative Writing Center. Dawn and her team love nothing more than developing writing abilities while fostering a love of language and communication.
Here’s hoping you explore your inner author, and that all your once-upon-a-times end up happily ever after.