by Jamie Cat Callan
I'm looking forward to coming up to talk at Book Passage on Tuesday night!
Right now, I'm down in North San Diego County. I did a mini writing workshop last night at a local Del Mar bookstore called Bookworks. It was really kind of amazing. About twenty-five people showed up and I talked about right brain theory and got them all writing. I'm a very right-brained person--that is, I'm sort of nonlinear and intuitive and a little free spirited. So, when Jincy Willet (author of "Jenny and the Jaws of Life" and "Winner of the National Book Award") showed up, I just smiled and handed her paper and pencil and said, "you'll do the writing game, right?" You might think that such an accomplished writer would balk at using a The Writer's Toolbox (oh, that's the writing kit I'm promoting!), but she just smiled and then wrote. And later, she read the most incredible short short, which all started from a sentence stick I gave out, "My brother used to do this weird thing with turtles." It was really good. Truthfully, I felt honored.
But this is the thing with my technique--I get everyone writing. Whether you've never written before, or used to write and somehow got blocked or even if you're a famous writer, I can help get your mojo going...and I'm very proud of that fact!