How the Drafting Workshop works:
Our live sessions offer activities, author interviews, and feedback opportunities. Writers may attend more than one session per week, but we cover the same basic material in all three.
Our monthly topic focuses our conversation and writing challenges through the month. Drafting Workshop Mentorship students will also check in with their mentors to track their progress toward their goals.
Writers can pop into the DW to ask or answer a question on our discussion boards, watch a session replay, or take on a writing challenge to stretch their thinking in new directions.
Here’s what some of our Inklings have to say about the Drafting Workshop:
“The Drafting Workshop is fun because you get to work together and you get to connect with a counselor. I liked the ‘What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen?’ Challenge. I opened up the discussion and saw what other people thought, and I could grab a bit of one and a bit of another, and add my own ideas until I found something for my own story that I could use. It was also helpful to set a goal and milestones.” – Victoria, 9 years old
“Before I started the Drafting Workshop, when I sat down to write, I often had a hard time knowing where to start. When I joined, the challenges helped me find a structure for my writing. Now, I have new goals to accomplish when I sit down to write.” – Ainsley, 14 years old
“For a long time I’d been wanting to write more. The Drafting Workshop community encouraged me to stick with my writing.” – Selby, 10 years old