Writing Workshops

Workshops will include writing exercises, dedicated writing time and instruction.

Mondays in June, 11:00-12:00 for ages 8+; 12:15-1:15 for adults.

Email christine@readwithme.us to register.

$10 each session payable via Paypal https://www.paypal.me/readwithme. Paid registration required.

Week One – June 5 (closed)

Workshop title: START!

Focus: Developing good writing habits.

How to find inspiration, break through common barriers, and start your writing project.

Week Two – June 12 (closed)

Workshop title: STOP THE HOP!

Focus: An in-depth look at point of view.

How to recognize and avoid the common POV pitfalls that lead to rejection letters (like head-hopping).

Week Three – June 19 (closed)

Workshop title: FLAT, BORING, AND CLICHÉ.

Focus: Character creation

Writing exercises and tips to make your characters come to life.

Week Four – June 26

Workshop title: FINISH!

Focus: Finishing strong

How to keep your momentum going. We will also have a time to share works in progress.

About Us

Blue Ink Press, A small press dedicated to bringing great books to life.
Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2015, Blue Ink Press was formed to help young adult authors navigate the daunting and confusing world of publishing. While our focus is on middle grade and young adult books, we also represent local authors of all genres. http://www.blueinkpress.com/


Amanda Gawthorpe has a BA in English from North Carolina State University. Before joining the Blue Ink Press team as Senior Editor, she spent years working as a freelancer and as Lead Editor at a Seattle-based publishing company.

Stephanie Douglas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in English. She is a writer and avid reader who has edited several novels and now serves as acquisitions editor at Blue Ink Press.

Sherry Torgent has a BS in Business Information Systems from UNC-G. She serves as the Publishing Manager for Blue Ink Press. She’s also an award-winning YA author. Her novel Dandelion on Fire won the 2016 Benjamin Franklin IBPA gold medal for teen fiction, and her novel The Curse of Viola is a 2016 Forward Indies Book of the Year Finalist in teen fiction.