Friday, January 20, 2012
February 2012: The Secret Life of Pansters
The Secret Life of Pantsers—Magic Tricks and Delightful Games
Pantser: (pant´zər) 1: she who writes by the seat of her pants
Why do you write the way you write? Are you a frustrated Pantser living in a Plotter’s world? What do your brainwaves have to do with it? Come explore how your creative mind operates. Plotters and Pantsers alike will benefit from Kathleen’s tricks, tools and delightful games that make a writer’s life easier.
Did you know Pantsers are hardwired differently than Plotters? Take the quiz and find out where you fall on the Pantser vs Plotter scale. Learn why you write the way you write and how to take advantage of your incredible creative brainwaves.
The writer’s mind is fabulously brilliant, but also temperamental. We’ll discuss ways to care for and protect your “muse” and never lose her again.
Good News: Pantsers, you really can have your cake and eat it too--you can excel at craft and yet still hold onto the wild adventure of natural spontaneous storytelling. Put the joy of storytelling to work for you. Set yourself free by using post-production analysis magic.
Kathleen will share several of her ultra-fab, super-secret, story analysis tools. Every writer needs to be familiar with Swain and Bickham’s scene and sequel story analysis. Kathleen simplifies it for you. Learn how Pantsers and Plotters use these analysis tools in extremely different ways to create rich satisfying stories.
Join DFW Ready Writers on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00am for lunch, fellowship and our pantsers workshop, at La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant on Highway 121 in Colleyville. We are the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers and meet the second Saturday of each month. Visitors welcome! We look forward to seeing you there.
Kathleen Baldwin graduated with a BA in Art/Design, and a minor in psychology. She also accrued enough credits to have graduated in Secondary Education with teaching minors in History and English. This enabled her to work with emotionally disturbed teens using art therapy. Kat loved college and would still be there if it weren’t for the siren call of money. During her college years she participated in groundbreaking studies delving into how the brain functions during the creative process.
Kathleen lives in Texas with her heroic husband of thirty years and their four, mostly grown, children. She is the author of four Regency romantic comedies published by Kensington and is currently writing Young Adult Romance.