My first prose writing workshop was with Margaret O’Brien Sunday 12th 2013.
Margaret’s workshop taught me the power of silence and setting. After we read our pieces, the writer was not allowed to speak. I broke the rules. But as soon as I followed Margaret’s direction, I could see how beneficial they are for the writer.
Margaret follows the Pat Schneider’s method. I got so much out of this day, learn buckets about beginnings, first drafts, writing exercises, the power of listening and setting. I like to get straight to the action but the other attendees blew me out of the water with their attention to detail and setting. I hope to join Margaret again for her writing workshops in Brewery Lane, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary in September 2013.