Did you miss a Field's End Class, Roundtable, or Special Event? Several instructors and presenters have kindly agreed to share their handouts with the Field's End community. We appreciate their generosity. Please keep in mind that these handouts are copyrighted material and are intended for personal use only. Check back as new PDF handouts are added.
Holy Ink: Exploring Spiritual Writing
For the November 19th Roundtable, Cathy Warner led us through an exploration of spiritual writing, which moves us beyond outlines and plots and beyond religious creeds and professed beliefs toward discovery. Freed from expectations of what and how we should write, spiritual writing opens us to encounter mystery. Here we present her Presentation Slides and Bibliography.
A Writer's Guide to Social Media
On October 15, 2013 Trish Bittman presented tips and best prectices for writers wishing to engage and build their audience with a variety of social media strategies. Her handout includes many time-saving links. Download it here.
20 Steps to a Money-Making Blog
Carol Tice gave a fabulous Roundtable in July 2012 about creating your blog. If you missed the Roundtable or didn't get a handout, download the handout here.
Books That Inspire and Keep Us Writing
Did you miss the December 2011 Roundtable? Field's End Core Team members and former members discussed books that keep us writing. View the list of books here. Many thanks to our audience members who participated in the discussion.
The Compelling Character: Inside and Outside
Novelist and instructor James Thayer has graciously allowed us to share this handout, which comes from the thorough and helpful notes he gave students in his Field's End class, "Character Development Intensive" in November 2011. View the pdf handout here. For more about Jim Thayer's books and his classes, see his website.
Journaling Resource Sheet
Novelist, poet, and screenwriter Erica Miner presented a workshop at the 2012 Field's End Writers' Conference: "Journaling: The 'Write Way' for Writers." In case you missed this informative workshop, Erica Miner has agreed to share her well-researched Journaling Resource Sheet. For more about Erica Miner, visit her website. Thanks, Erica, for your generosity in sharing these resources for journal writing.
Online Research for Writers: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Kitsap Regional librarian Jeannie Ream presented a well-attended August 2012 Roundtable full of tips that will make your research much more effective. Download the handout here.
The Pen and the Bell: Poetry As Practice
Poet Holly J. Hughes presented an inspirational Roundtable in November 2012 about mindfulness and poetry. Beginning with a meditation exercise, she then discussed how to weave mindfulness and writing into everyday life. We appreciate Holly’s willingness to share her handout. Visit her website The Pen and the Bell for weekly writing prompts and an ongoing discussion about mindful writing in a busy world.
Saying the Unsaid: Subtext in Fiction
Seattle author Michael Overa entertained and enlightened with his Field's End Roundtable at the Bainbridge Public Library in May 2012. For those who couldn't be there, Michael Overa has generously given us permission to share his handout with examples of subtext in published novels and stories.
The Writer as Speaker: Get Ready for a Reading
Judith Tingley inspired and educated her audience during the October 2012 Roundtable, talking about the skills writers need as we embark on bookstore readings. No matter which stage of writing we're in, it's never too early to learn these skills. Many thanks to Judith Tingley for allowing us to share two articles she wrote and handed out to the audience.
Writing Groups and the Craft of Critique
Thanks to all who attended this workshop with Margaret Nevinski and Margaret Trent at the 2012 Field's End Writers' Conference. If you missed this workshop, you can view the pdf handout here. The handout includes a link for finding a writing group in the Seattle area, and a helpful article about writing groups by Katie Tynan.