GWA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, August 3 2017 3:00 - 8:00PM (meal included)
& Friday, August 4 2017 9:00 - 11:00AM (continental breakfast included)
Registration Fee: $100
Write Better Right Now: Tips and Techniques to Power Up Your Next Project
A six-hour hands-on workshop to help you get your garden writing out the door--fast.
Would you rather schedule a root canal than sit down to write? Does the whole process feel like an uphill slog? This workshop offers tips and tactics to make your writing tasks easier, faster, and less stressful. The workshop features short-cuts for sharpening ideas, a variety of structures to free up your creativity, and information about the picky details every garden writer must have—including a quick run-down on handling scientific plant names. Brief hands-on exercises will help you nail down the skills. Plus, if you sign up early, we'll ask about the exact writing challenge you want to address. This is coaching the way you need it—straightforward, specific, and tailored to you.
Mary-Kate Mackey's latest book is Write Better Right Now-The Reluctant Writer's Guide to Confident Communication and Self-assured Style (Career Press). A GWA award-winning writer, she has taught at the University of Oregon's journalism school and spoken to GWA members on a variety of writing topics. Her work appears in numerous national and regional publications. Online she writes for the U.S. Hartley-Botanic website. Find her at www.marykatemackey.com
- Write Better Right Now—The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Confident Communication and Self-assured Style (2016 Career Press)
- Sunset’s Secret Gardens (with Kathleen Brenzel) (2006 Sunset)