What to Expect – Methodology

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost

A WCC workshop is unlike any other. It inspires and reflects an individual’s authentic voice back to them. We discover magnificent writing not by focusing on technique but by illuminating the innate strength of authentic voice and empowering it to grow.

In a WCC workshop, you can expect to:

  • Go Deep: The facilitator offers writing prompts to inspire deep creative expression. If a prompt doesn’t speak to you, you can write to whatever you desire.
  • Write Together: We write together in silence and you will be given one or two minutes’ notice before the writing time is up.
  • Be Brave: Everyone will be invited to share their fresh, “first draft” writing. You are free to pass as well.
  • Deeply Listen: We respond to each others’ writing by reflecting back to the writer what is strong and memorable about the piece. WCC workshops do not provide technical critique.

WCC bases its work on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method (AWA), founded by Pat Schneider.