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Writers-Workshop is a literature community group that enocurages writers to explore their writing through a workshop enviroment.

Our team facilitate each writing workshop for you, working behind the scenes to ensure the workshop runs smoothly.
Founded 9 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006


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If you run a group and would like to affiliate with us, please send in your request with a short explanation of what your group is and why you would like to affiliate :D
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Welcome to #Writers-Workshop. We're a literature group dedicated to helping our members grow through writing practice, critique and discussion. You can find out more about the group and how our workshops run on the About Us page.

Looking for the rules? You can find out what we expect of our members in the description on the About Us page. You're only likely to incur the wrath of our staff if you disregard the workshop structure (eg. by submitting deviations that aren't for workshops) or otherwise can't be bothered to make an effort. If you're confused about anything, feel free to note the group (or a staff member) and we'll be happy to help.

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Hello! I hope you're enjoying LOVE IS THE DRUG as much as I am! What's not to love about a devastating plague and a government conspiracy plot?

Johnsonloveisthedrug by PinkyMcCoversong

Let's get into the mood with some spooky shots of DC:

The Grotto by theworldisavampire  Hope and Glory by futurowoman  soldier gazes back by futurowoman  Heavenly Light by aponom

 Capitol 5 by mikeypetrucciMetro by whitebengal13

And now for the discussion questions!

  • 1. How do you feel about the setting? Do you think it adds more tension to the story to have it set in the nation's capitol? How would it be different if this were set in a small town?
  • 2. It's not hard to imagine what it must feel like for Bird to be so under pressure from her parents to be a certain way, act a certain way, go to a certain college, have a certain future. How are you anticipating that Bird's feelings about her parents's wishes will change as mysteries unravel, and as she undergoes personal traumas of her own?

  • 3. Race plays a major role in LOVE IS THE DRUG, and in most of Alaya Dawn Johnson's work. I'm finding it striking how much LITD is paralleling current events, intentionally or not. How does this make you feel, while you're following Bird and the other characters in the book navigate their world?

  • 4. How about you ask some questions? I want to hear what you want to talk about this month, at mid-point. 

Audience participation?

For extra points, imagine that the v flu infected your town. What would you do? Write a short scene (500-1000 words) about this.

Remember, our prize this month is awesome:

Johnsonthesummerprince by PinkyMcCoversong

The top participant this month will receive a hardcover copy of Alaya Dawn Johnson's last book, THE SUMMER PRINCE, thanks to Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. To win the prize, contribute awesome stuff to the discussion, and participate in the activities!

And, while we're on prizes, the big winner of the box o' books for January-June is AGMeade! YAY! AGMeade, get in touch with me, and I'll send you your winnings.


xoxoPinkyMcCoversong :iconpinkymccoversong:

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We'd love to have a discussion about the current workshop in the comments of the workshop blog. (You can usually find that right above this text and it's always linked at the top of the page.) Comments about the group are very welcome in the space below. You can also note the group or a member of staff with your questions and concerns. We're looking forward to hearing from you!


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tigerbar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Please read my gallery.

I am depressed.

I need validation.

I want to connect. I'm not sure I want to reciprocate. 

I want miracles.

Can I expect them? 
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Writer
Any upcoming workshops in the plans?
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boundless101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Artist
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Bishi-bishi Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hi! New member here and I'm at a total lost on what to do hahaha

I don't know where I should post my work and stuff, could somebody please help me xD

And oh, I read in the About Us is that you guys have some sort of theme for every month? What if I didn't write the theme thing but still want to post anyway? Is that allowed :>

Sorry for asking a bunch of questions xD I just want to contribute to this lovely group already hahaha
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Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   General Artist
I posted on the DA fourm Writers Block thread and someone sugested I come here. Here is my post from the forum.

'My problem is that I haven't written for a long time due to illness. Any ideas on how I can 'warm up' and sharpen my skills to get back into the swing of things?

Automatic/free writing was a sugestion I've had from one person on DA but I feel like I might need a tiny prompt to sort of push me off the cliff so to speak.'

I feel as if I have, what I call, creative constipation. It's where all my creativity is there, it just won't come out. And it is driving me MAD. And not in a tea-riffic wonderlandiful way either. I could also do with working on my descriptive narrative as I'm not very good at that at all. I've been told my dialouge is good though so I guess at least that's something.... :)

Hope you can help. Mahalo for reading this and taking your time, ect.
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