This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class. We’ll discuss strategies for getting you into your seat, how to combine playfulness with discipline, and discuss the three components necessary for a writing career. We’ll then cover the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material.
New students please take note: This class is a prerequisite for the more intensive, workshop-oriented four-week session. It can be taken independently for those wishing to jump-start their writing.
Returning students please note: This introductory session contains material that in the past was discussed on the first week of the class.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.
Darlene Montonaro is the former Executive Director of the Poets and Writers League / The Lit and a writing teacher with over 30 years of experience. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of literary magazines including Calyx, Slipstream, Visions International, Poetry Motel, Abraxas, and The Buddhist Poetry Review. Four of her poems were also anthologized in the book Illness & Grace: Terror & Transformation, published by Wising Up Press.