A Young Man Writing

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

FOR ALL WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Books

 

Matthew Salesses, Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping (2021)

Felicia Rose Chavez, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom (2021)

Adsit, Janelle, ed., Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings on the Writer's Craft (2018)

Wendy Bishop and James Strickland, The Subject is Writing: Essays by Teachers and Students, 2nd ed. (2006)

Carol Bly, Beyond the Writers' Workshop (2001)

Shelley Reid, Solving Writing Problems (2020 Draft)

Linda Adler-Kassner, ed., Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies (2016)

Articles & Blogs

Bruce H. Rogers, "Staying Alive: The Hazards of Writing Workshops" 

Burlington Writers Workshop, "Writing Workshops: Six Guidelines for Cultivating Trust"

Grand Valley State University, "Overview of Creative Workshop Critiques"

Lex Williford, "A Workshop Guide for Creative Writing: Discussion Questions and Etiquette"

Liz Lerman, "Critical Response Process"

Randy Susan Meyers, "Writing Workshops: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly" 

Richard Straub, "Responding–Really Responding–to Other Students' Writing" 

Thomas Lee, "When a Workshop Goes Bad"

The Writer Magazine, "How to be a good writing workshop participant: 18 rules for being a good workshop participant"

Writing a Diary

ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING

De-canon, "Writers of Color Discussing Craft: An Invisible Archive" (May 5, 2017) (containing an extensive list of texts discussing craft from BIPOC/queer perspectives)


John McPhee, Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process (2017)


Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (25th Anniversary Ed. 2016)


Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (1986)


Phillip Lopate, To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction (2013)


Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)

SHARE YOUR RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Tell us what we should be reading! We welcome your suggestions on resources relating to workshopping, peer review, and the craft. We particularly welcome resources by and/or about BIPOC and queer voices.

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