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Get writing in an 
Inkspot Workshop
today.

In our workshops, you will jumpstart your curiosity as a writer and get to know your characters on a deeper level.

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Meet Your Workshop Instructor

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Lorien McKenna is a former story manager for Pixar Animation Studios

where she worked on animated classics like UP, BRAVE, INSIDE OUT, and THE GOOD DINOSAUR.  

 

She served as the Co-Executive Producer on Hulu's CURIOUS GEORGE series

and has developed projects for Disney Jr., Funko, and Netflix.

 

She sold the romantic comedy anthology, THIS THING CALLED LOVE, to Hulu with Dan Lin producing;

as well as a half hour sitcom, POOG, to NBC and WBTV.

 

Most recently, she showran TAB TIME, a ½ hour YouTube series produced by Kids At Play.  

 

Along with Meg LeFauve, she hosts the podcast THE SCREENWRITING LIFE. 

 
 

Finding Your Character
Workshop

Date: Sat July 16, 2022
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM PST (via Zoom)
Cost: $169.00 USD (usually $199.00 USD)

About this workshop:

Are you frustrated that you can’t seem to pin down your character? Has anyone given you feedback that your character is “two dimensional” (sigh) or that they aren’t “likable” (ew).

In this writing workshop, Lorien will guide you through a series of writing exercises she uses to get her characters to show up.

 

This workshop is about discovering what makes your character unique, compelling, special, complicated: how they talk and walk, how they see the world, what makes them shut down, what gives them a sense of purpose, and most importantly - what do they want?!

Dialogue
Workshop

Future dates coming soon.

About this workshop:

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather
“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz
“There’s no crying in baseball.” A League of Their Own

How a character speaks is a reflection and expression of who they think they are, what they want, and what they will do to get it. Good dialogue can inspire hope or fear, can create chaos or incite passion. Dialogue is about conflict - both internal and external.

It might seem like writing dialogue comes easily to some writers, and not so much to others, but like all writing craft, it takes practice.

In this workshop, Lorien will guide you through a series of exercises to help you connect with your character’s point of view, wants, needs, secrets, fears — we will dig it all up! Investigating their backgrounds will help you flesh out the rhythms they use, if they uptalk, references they favor, do they say ’sneakers’ or 'tennis shoes'? How do they order at the drive thru? Are they kind to wait staff? Do they expect people to do what they want? How do they switch tactics? How do they avoid, convince, seduce, escape, ask for forgiveness, etc? It’s all about conflict and you will get into it! 

Generative Writing Workshop
Future dates coming soon.

About this workshop:

Are you stuck? Have you not written in a while? Are you trying to find a new idea or figure out how to dive into a rewrite? Maybe someone told you they are missing your VOICE in your pages (oh the pain!). Or you got notes that made you want to throw your computer out your window - it happens… to everyone!

In this workshop, Lorien McKenna will guide you through a series of exercises using images and prompts that will get you writing and digging deeper into your story. 

This workshop is about being available to what’s already there but you might be struggling to access. It’s about peeling back the layers so you can look under the surface. This is a place to make discoveries about your theme, to lean into your voice, to have fun and it’s better than having to buy a new laptop! 

 

Register for an upcoming Writing Workshop

Finding Your

Character Workshop

(via Zoom)

Sat July 16, 2022

Dialogue

Workshop

(via Zoom)

Future dates 

coming soon.

Generative Writing

Workshop

(via Zoom)

Future dates
coming soon.

Thanks for submitting!

Email inkspotworkshop2022@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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