Join me for 2 1/2 hours on Sunday, June 23 via video to PLAY AND WRITE. It will be light. It will be magical. It will be fun. We’ll use our six senses – that’s right, your intuition and gut as well – to write one or more characters who want to come to life for you.
You can register by sending an email with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org and sending $44 payment via PayPal or Venmo.
Watch a short video I made about the doors opening for my workshop:
Here are the details:
WHAT: Magical Fictional Characters Workshop – Your characters don’t have to be influenced by magic, but our experience together will tap into the everyday magic that all of us can access. It’s a chance to use any senses available to you: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and intuition to craft characters who leap off of the page and meet you at the dinner table. You may choose one character based on a grandmother or someone you just met or on your imagination. You may walk away with a rough idea for a short story or even a book. Or you may have a project that just needs some focused love or a character who needs more dimension. All of these situations, and more, are reason enough to join me.
WHEN: Sunday, June 23 from 10am-12:30pm ET/1:00pm-3:30pm PT — check out this time zone converter to find the time from anywhere in the world.
HOW: Via zoom.us If you haven’t used Zoom before, it’s free. You can check out tutorials here.
COST: $44 sent to me via PayPal or Venmo – If you prefer Zelle or another way to pay, email me at email@example.com
REGISTER: Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send $44 payment via Venmo or PayPal
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Class size is being kept to under 20 people so if you’re thinking about it, go for it. You will get a recording of the workshop sent to you via email for future reference.
WHO: Rebecca Villarreal is Author of The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderon, A Globetrotting Magical Mystery of Courage, Food and Friendship. With more than 30 years of writing experience, she is published in literary outlets around the world including the Paterson Literary Review and Gargoyle, among others. In addition, she’s been featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. Rebecca has taught writing workshops to public school teachers and students. She has also performed on stage, TV and radio. Check out her author site at rebeccavillarreal.com.
Here’s what people who work with me and read my writing say:
“You are such a natural…so engaging. I loved it! You never cease to inspire me. Your voice is so needed in this world. I’m so glad you’re not afraid to use it!”
“You will be swept away in a magical tale about the curious Selma Calderon and her adventures with her best friend Hurley, her guardian Guadey, and household pet Uli. Selma will inspire you to dream and believe in magic. Rebecca Villarreal creates a world where anything is possible-both good and bad-and how patience, understanding, love, and belief in oneself can truly be transformative. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age. Selma is a good role model for young people and not so young people- she teaches us to approach life with an open mind and with gusto. You’ll experience life in Chicago as if you are actually there plus visit exotic locations. Truly a character driven story that will make you wait in anticipation to turn the next page for Selma’s next adventure.”
–John C. Kazmierczak
Read more amazon reviews here or the Huffington Post piece here.
Listen to my radio interview or check out my documentary from my time at Drop Out on Orcas, a writer’s residency.
Please join me or share with a friend!
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Beth Barany Creativity Coach/Teacher/Speaker for Novelists: http://bethbarany.com/
YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction Mystery Novelist: http://author.bethbarany.com/
On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 9:40 PM Rebecca Inspires Now wrote:
> rebeccainspiresnow posted: ” Join me for 2 1/2 hours on Sunday, June 23 > via video to PLAY AND WRITE. It will be light. It will be magical. It will > be fun. We’ll use our six senses – that’s right, your intuition and gut as > well – to write one or more characters who want to come to” >
Yes! Beth thank you so much! I am honored!!
And there is a short link: http://bit.ly/MagicWriting
I wanted to drop you a note for an FYI. I have been in the hospital for right at four weeks.
I was in ICU for over two weeks – 8 of those days I was listed as “critical”. Eventually I got moved to the skilled nursing section and finally got home two nights ago. A downside is that I have to have oxygen at night but that is better than the 24/7 I was getting it.
What happened? We had been in Texas at my brother’s and Tulsa at George’s brothers visiting for a few days. Two nights after we came home I crashed. George thought I had a stroke because I was confused and out of it. I do not even remember going to the hospital.
I was diagnosed with Legionnaires Disease and a particularly deadly pneumonia that goes with it. Scary time and I am told it was touch and go and might not make it the first 5 days.
I am SO glad to be home and alive where I can continue to gain strength and finish the healing process.
Hope things are going ok at your house.
Hugs and love. Lynda
Sent from my iPhone
Thank you so much for your note. I had been looking at the basket you sent ‘e years ago and a little something I have had for you for years, no less than 48 hours before you wrote this.
PHEW. I am glad you made it through and have a diagnosis and also so sorry to read that you have Legionnaire’s disease.
I so appreciate hearing from you. You are in my prayers!