Monday, December 14, 2009

F2K FREE Writing Workshop!

It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Ernest Hemingway

What is f2k? Allow me to tell you. It is a seven week free writing workshop that teaches you the basics of writing. F2K stands for fiction 2000, but the concept isn’t just for fiction it spans all writing!

To put it simply, you will learn all the basic steps in writing a short story that will carry you onto writing a novel. With these elements in place you can write your heart out, whether it is blogging, a thesis paper, or even a magazine article.

You’re asking, “Is it really FREE?” YES!

Hundreds of students are divided up into six or seven ‘classes’. Each room has a mentor who oversees the seven weeks. The mentor comments on the first week but sits and watches new writers take shape and form, from the sidelines. We have ‘mentor support’ for a $25 dollar fee, but most students receive their critiques happily from fellow writers who are usually well crafted returnees to the workshop.

Mentor support is one on one with the mentor of your room. PLUS the students get to give you feedback. You get the best of both worlds!

You see, Bob Hembree, a brilliant man, thought that people should have access to free basic lessons in writing. He’s the brains behind this gem of a course. You’ll learn characterization, plot, conflict, point of view, and one of my favorites, the senses!

F2K signup link

Above is the sign up link. We are blind accessible. I know because I had a student last session who had been blind from the age of six years old. I didn’t understand words like JAWS last year, I thought it was a big fish that ate people. But JAWS is a voice system that reads content for the blind.

I have another friend who is quadriplegic and it is accessible to his Dragon Naturally Speaking. I just call her Dragon Lady because she don’t like me! lol

Seriously, if you like to dabble in writing, want to become more concise or at least look like you know what you’re doing, this is the course for you. It will tighten your written words up so that you no longer babble! ha ha.

Now this is an IMPORTANT note: You will NOT gain access until January 6th of 2010.
I repeat, YOU WILL NOT GAIN ACCESS, until 1-6-10. I repeat myself because lots of folks have joined already and want access NOW. They want to look around. But there is no one there so there is nothing to see! Or hear! ;-)

Be patient and I hope to see you there!


Stormcrow said...

Sounds good! I bet they have some really great mentors over there that really know how to guide people into ecoming better writers.

joni said...

Two of them happen to follow YOUR blog!!!! :-D 'big smile'

Ro said...

Will there be another one? What if I sign up and then I go away to Guide dog school?

joni said...

Hey Ro,
I thought I read that you were going in September? You know, around Steve's date so he can win the pool? lol
We usually have this course two or three times a year. It is okay to sign up, then go away. So many people do because stuff happens in life, we understand. :-) You'll make so many friends there that you won't want to leave. haha
But really, it is okay to sign up, get a lesson or two in, and leave. I totally understand.And if you miss it you can always sign up again. It's FREE! :-)

Hope this helps! :-)

p.s. I sign jnoi so much,I'm
beginning to think myself as jnoi! lol

Raven said...

Is it that time already, Joni? I was just wandering through the halls of the MFA Story Program and reading posts over a year old. I keep thinking, was it only a year ago we were all crawling over that finish line? And then more than a year since many of us met in F2K!
A terrific way to begin writing. F2K is the way to go if you want to meet other writers and get your writing on course.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to participate this time around, it's been too long.

joni said...

Yes Raven and BC It is that time again where we can all get together and have FUN! I mean WORK on our writing! I may even be an active participant this time, you know just to polish up the genie lamp? ;-)

Can't wait to see you all there! :-)


June said...

Great post, Joni, and I hope all the writers reading this will sign up.

I've taken the class twice and been a mentor several times.

This is one of the greatest gifts a writer can give him/herself.

Go for it!

Best Wishes!

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