Monday, August 18, 2014

The Best Parts

Who says that only children should dress-up?!

Sometimes the best parts of writing are the things you read. And the best parts of the things you read are the worlds and characters that draw you in and inspire you.

So in honor of Cassanra Clare and her various Shadowhunter books, I will be cosplaying a shadowhunter from her fantastic world. I will have a preliminary costome on Saturday of Montreal's Otakuthon (August 23, 2014) and then reprise the role with the finished work at Montreal's Comic-Con (September 13, 2014).

Much of the costume is pieced together with some creative aspects and some arts & crafts. I will post step-by-steps of the craft work here. And if you want to see some of the incredible things my friend did, check out Ethan's shadowhunter accessories!

Ethan's Shadowhunter Stele:

Ethan's Shadowhunter Bracers:

I will be working on a bow, arrows, leather armor, silver knives, and later special item. These special items will include a witchlight (a glowing stone) and crystal blades (that will hopefully glow too).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Let's Write!

SO! You or your son or daughter want to be a writer!
Contact me if interested.

Welcome to the Young Writers After School Program (part of NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month: ) where your child will have an opportunity to learn fun writing skills, learn to compose a short story, edit their work, and then see it manifest into a published anthology! Children will also learn valuable life skills as they organize and promote a Book Launch in the spring.

This after school program will run on Fridays 2-6pm (open sessions, come anytime within these hours) from September 26th through February 27th. There are 20 planned sessions (October, November, January, February). September session is an introduction for parents and children. December is open and free for extra writing practice over the holidays. When the session is over, there will be a formal book launch in March and every student will receive a free copy of the anthology.

Schedule Fridays 2-6pm:

September 26th - Introduction: So you want to be a writer!
October 3rd - Character Development
October 10th - Conflict and Challenges
October 17th - PLOT
October 24th - Settings
October 31st - Storyboard / Outlining the Story
November 7th - 28th - Write WRITE Write with NaNoWriMo Challenge
December 5th - 19th - FREE Writing Time to Finish Up
January 2nd - 23rd - Editing, Refining, Draft Printing
February 6th - 27th - Publishing & Planning Book Launch

Saturday Mark 21st OR 28th will be an official Book Launch of their work!

Cost: $500 or $100 per month per child starting October 1st
Workbook FREE in a Dropbox, please print in advance.