Chloe Grace Moretz who plays Hit Girl in Kick-Ass 2 shows off her balisong-flipping skills. She’s been training with balisong since she was 11. Train, train, train. Write, write, write. Same thing, almost.
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We are organizing a writing workshop. A practical writing workshop, which means that by the end of the workshop participants should be well on their way to finishing their books.
If you are sure you want to write, you already know what you’re going to write (or have started working on it), and you are prepared to do the work, this could be for you. It helps if you are open to criticism (You will have to read your work to the class), are good with deadlines, and rarely or never make excuses.
If you think you want to write, have been kicking around some ideas, and will get started as soon as you find the time, think about it some more. Think very hard, and try writing something before you make your decision. We require certainty. When you’re sure, you can join the next workshop—assuming we all survive the first one.
If you’re looking for something creative to do in your spare time and are looking to unleash your inner artist, this is probably not for you. There are many creativity seminars that would better suit your purposes. We’re assuming that the people who join this workshop are already unleashing whatever monsters they’ve got.
The workshop is open to writers and translators (from English to Tagalog) of literary classics. It will be held in Makati sometime within the next two months. Each workshop will consist of four classroom-style Saturday afternoon sessions. Sessions will be held every other Saturday to give participants enough time to meet written requirements. The workshop will span 7 weeks. After the workshop we will continue to check on your progress, and we may even offer to publish your book.
We’re accepting a small number of participants. A small fee will be charged, just to make sure participants don’t blow off the workshop (Though we can waive it in cases of extreme need). To apply, send us (1) one-page resume, (2) a writing sample (or translation sample) of 1,000 words, and (3) a cover letter about the book you’re writing. Email these to email@example.com, subject “Writing Workshop”, by 30 August 2013.
Do not send us your entire manuscript; we will not read anything more than 1,000 words long. And don’t follow up on your emails, we hate that.
Past winners and participants in our LitWit Challenges will be given priority, some of you have already been sent emails.
See you at boot camp.