Another thing I was working on was a fabulous play with some fabulous kids. Our 10th DramAntics Youth Theatre play called, D&D Cubed. I think it was our best script yet. I'm going to put our rough script though an edit or two and have that up on this website (under fun) as a free script for youth groups or schools to use soon. That's what I do with all our scripts. Recently our script, Chocolate Solves Everything, was picked up by a UK school. It's so nice to be able to share theatre with kids from so far away.
I'm still working on novel writing too - though that's kind of taking a back seat to helping my RIO kids with their Poetry Slam group (we're off to the finals next month), running the RIO library pods, doing interviews about RIOites up for Youth of Distinction awards and interviews on RIO and Writing (I'll let you know when that goes up), and assisting the RIO Novel Writing club head towards their second draft. That one had me reading and critiquing three novels written by these talented kids - and adults tell me they can't finish novels. Huh. Well a twelve year old can do it - so what's your excuse? We're hoping to self publish these beauties in October.
So yeah - this blog suffered a bit under the RIO onslaught. However, all is not lost. If you, my loyal fans, missed me and want to see me in person you can take my latest adult class (also open to older teens) - Creative Writing Level 1.
Here's the blurb:
Have you always wanted to write but just weren't sure where or how to get started? Well this is for you! Starting April 26, I will be teaching creative writing level one. Pack that writer's kit with all the tools of the trade like Character creation, World building, Story structure, and more. Write like a pro in just eight fun, hands on, entertaining sessions. No experience needed. Now is the time to stop watching from the sidelines and step into your story. Register now:
And if you don't see me there, you can see me at the Calgary Young Writer's Conference (RIO is the Lunchtime entertainment), WordsWorth week one and two, or DramAntics Summer Camp. I'll also be hanging around the Can You Hear Me Now poetry slam finals. So, yeah, I'm around to visit with, drop in at, and have a beverage near. Feel free to let me know how things are with you and your writing/reading. I love a good story.