Writers' Workshop

Imagine Your Story: Write it Yourself

This summer, find writing inspiration in fairy tales, myths, legends & fantasy with author & writing Instructor Dr. Cristina Guarneri.  Find your reading challenge here.

You may submit your work for critiques on the following dates:

  • June 26
  • July 10
  • July 24 
  • August 7

Your completed project is due by August 21, 2020. With your permission, we’ll publish it on the Library’s website! Email: info@veronalibrary.org

From Verona writing instructor and author Dr. Cristina Guarneri: 

 

Writing is one of the most exciting and magical journeys that a person can take in life. There isn’t any true right or wrong when it comes to writing, except to let your imagination run free. Either you’re starting out for the first time on your path to writing, or you haven’t written in a while and would like to return to it. Here are a few tips from The Writer’s Guide to help you with writing your story: Writing Tips

 

Remember to use the Three “P’s.” When it comes to writing it comes down to the three things I believe writers need to remember above all else: Patience, Perseverance, and maintaining your sense of Purpose.

Cristina Guarneri

Assignment 4:  Writing an Effective Problem for a Story
June 1-7, 2020

Do you remember watching the movie The Sixth Sense? How did you feel when you realized the ending?!  Doesn’t something hit you hard? A good problem does that. It hits you hard. Whatever form you are writing in – the novel or the short story, the problem requires thought and planning. Click here for some pointers and this week’s writing prompt.

Send your submission by Sunday, 6/7/2020 by 9:00 pm to the Library at:  info@veronalibrary.org.  Dr. Guarneri will review it and respond with a critique and comments.

Assignment 3:  Plot
May 11-17, 2020

Develop the plot.  Here are this week’s tips and a new writing prompt.  Send your submission by Sunday, 5/17/2020 by 9:00 pm to the Library at:  info@veronalibrary.org.  Dr. Guarneri will review it and respond with a critique and comments.  

Plot Diagram

Assignment 2:  Setting
May 4-10, 2020

Create the setting.  Here are this week’s tips and a new writing prompt.  Send your submission by Sunday, 5/10/2020 by 5:00 pm to the Library at:  info@veronalibrary.org.  Dr. Guarneri will review it and respond with a critique and comments.  

Your First Assignment
April 27 – May 3, 2020

Here’s a writing prompt to help you to develop your first short story or even the beginning of your first novel:

“There was only one other person in the prison who knew who he really was, but he wasn’t sure if he could really trust them.”