At the DFW Writers' Workshop, we are writers helping writers. Since 1977, our workshop has helped writers of all genres and experience levels to produce and promote professionally published work with weekly read-and-critique, educational activities, ongoing author support, and networking opportunities. Our welcoming and inclusive atmosphere has helped hundreds of authors develop their craft creating a culture that pays it's experience forward.
For the next series of blog posts, DFW Writers' Workshop will continue to 'pay-it-forward' by featuring our own authors discussing and dissecting the skills they've honed over time.
Over the years I have had the privilege of learning from some of the coolest, most talented indie and traditionally published authors. Recently, I was re-blown away by the skillful imagination of workshop member and horror author, Russell C. Connor. His mastery of voice and his precision of point of view makes for an immersive story - and need to read with the lights on.
Non-writers would assume social distancing and self quarantine would be a writer's dream come true. Except for many of us, it's the opposite. Most members of the DFW Writers' Workshop thrive on the in person read and critique, and the socialization that comes with a mutual love for the writing craft. And a love of IHOP's mozzarella sticks and pancakes. So far, 2020 has put a lid on that part of the workshop, but has opened the door for virtual out reach.
Daniel Link, debut author of MACKLIN MYSTERIES CryWolf by Fawkes Press available October 1st, 2020 describes his experience as a new, virtual member of the workshop and how it has impacted his writing and getting through the slog of isolation.