Five-Year Creative Planning
In this hands-on workshop, writers, illustrators, and artists of all types have the opportunity to turn their long-term creative hopes into concrete goals over a five-year period. Participants begin the workshop by defining five-year visions for their careers. But just as the idea for a novel doesn’t turn into a book without a plot and outline, our careers must have detailed roadmaps delineating the work that must be done, at what pace, and in what order. Five-year visions are turned into annual goals, and those annual plans give way to quarterly, monthly and weekly tasks. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete plans that incorporate all aspects of projects, including (but not limited to): topic research, number of drafts required, editor/agent research, submission goals and tracking, skill acquisition (conferences, workshops, writing retreats), and social media strategies/website development needs. Open to writers and artists of all levels and genres.
FRANCINE PUCKLY is a contemporary YA writer, management consultant, trainer, blogger and co-founder of 24CarrotWriting.com. She is life-long avid user of planning and goal-setting strategies and has faithfully kept a writer’s notebook for nearly two decades. Francine is a long-time member of SCBWI. She co-directed the 2007 and 2008 SCBWI New England conferences and served as an Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI New England. Her publishing credits include more than 50 humor essays which have appeared in numerous regional magazines and newspapers.
WHEN: Sunday, November 18 (1-3pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA