Editor's Note: This is a guest post from a fellow writer and friend, Mike Kirkpatrick. Mike owns WordMusers Copywriters and also helps us out at Edit This® on occasion. He attended our first Steve Gamel Writing Workshops event on Jan. 11 and was nice enough to share his thoughts for those of you who may be on the fence about attending a future workshop.
We should never consider ourselves too seasoned or experienced to learn something new. That said, I’m so glad that I recently attended the Steve Gamel Writing Workshops event on January 11, 2024. I’m also happy I have this platform to share with others what I loved about it.
First, I love sitting down in a relaxed setting with other writers and addressing the merits of writer’s block! That’s right, you heard me correctly: the merits of writer’s block! Steve shared what writer's block could be trying to tell us about ourselves and how we apply our craft.
The subject was fascinating, but the subject matter was not all that I got out of the evening.
The first 30 minutes of the workshop consisted of networking with other group members. I arrived late due to traffic snarls but was still able to catch the end of the networking session. I met people specializing in several types of writing, from ad copywriters to editors and proofreaders to a couple of seasoned sportswriters!
Some writers had only recently started their writing businesses, along with one guy who had been writing for over 25 years for many well-known publications!
Engaging with these diverse perspectives broadened my whole understanding of storytelling.
I feel something significant is happening with these Steve Gamel Writing Workshops. As I got in my car and drove away from the workshop, I felt like I was part of a new community – that I was no longer isolated and out here fending for myself.
I felt like I was part of a group of people I wanted to help and who also wished to help me!
I’ve already been in touch with most of the people in my new community and know how to get in touch with the rest. I've also signed up for the next workshop on February 8 (the information for that workshop is posted below ... simply click the QR Code or follow the link to register). It is great to be part of a community of people who are well acquainted with the joys and challenges of your craft and business!
If you are a writer or wish to be a writer and are within driving distance from Argyle, Texas, you owe it to yourself to check out the Steve Gamel Writing Workshops.
Please become a member of our new community. You’ll be glad you did!
STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company in Denton, TX. He is also a consultant and coach and the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.