A Writing Workshop for Adults ~ So You Want to Write

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has started her blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ passion 1๏ธโƒฃst with her own handwritten ๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿปย & handrawn art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œย since Oct 2014ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

She wasn’t active blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ย until last year & venturing into lifestyle blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ย by sharing her own experiences after receiving media invitations ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ, attending various events, meeting new friends, gaining new skills/ knowledge etc.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ๐Ÿป

Most of her blog post banners remainย with her own handwritten ๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿปย & handrawn art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ

So, when she read ๐Ÿ“– about this adult writing โœ๐Ÿป workshop by MPH Group Publishing (MPH) ๐Ÿ“šย from the FB advertisement, she straightaway signed up for it ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was being informed by the organiser team ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ that she was on waiting listย ๐Ÿ˜Œ as this workshop was with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป responses & all seats ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ’บwere filled up๐Ÿ†™

Oppsss…She was late to grab her seat ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ˜Œ

So so sad ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ญ Sigh…She is not 24/7 ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ on FB, so has not read ๐Ÿ“–about this workshop when it was 1๏ธโƒฃst posted up ๐Ÿ˜Œ

However, she didn’t gave up & replied to the organiser team๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ,

“Hi there, I’mย ๐Ÿ†— to stand ๐Ÿ‘ญ at the back of the classroom to attend this workshop if allow โœ…๐Ÿ†—By any chance any participants ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ is pulling out โŒ last mins, I want to take the seat โœ…๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ’บ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also has followed up ๐Ÿ“ฑ closely with the organiser team ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (Yesโœ…, she was thick skinned ohh๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‰)

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was lucky ๐Ÿ€ that someone pulled out last minsโ€ผ๏ธย Sheย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got her seat โœ…๐Ÿ’บย Hurrayโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ƒ Sometimes, it worth beingย thick skinned ya๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A sweet reminder ๐Ÿ“Œ was received from the organiser team ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ a day before the workshop ๐Ÿ˜€


SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was arrived early ๐Ÿ•‘as usual, registered โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“, got her seat ๐Ÿ’บ & then eagerly browsed through the workshop materails ๐Ÿ› received. Ohh…The book ๐Ÿ““ especially, she is a typical bookworm ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜‚

It was a 3๏ธโƒฃ-hour workshop with well planned content coverage,

  • Whyโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Getting to know yourself & tips ๐Ÿ“Œ for getting started

By completing this questionnaireโ“, it helps to discover why you write โœ๐Ÿป & some writingย ideas. Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has advised all participants ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to write โœ๐Ÿป about what you know, what you have read, your own experiences etc. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Like 1๏ธโƒฃ of the participants, Mr Charles ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ has shared that he got so many ideas to write โœ๐Ÿป, so how to startโ“โ‰๏ธ

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Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has suggested that don’t be too eager & greedy to include all ideas at once, just focus on 1๏ธโƒฃ idea at a time ๐Ÿ˜„

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wishes to continue sharing on handwritten ๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿปย & handraw art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œthat being forgetting by people during this digital world โŒš๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ฅ even though she has venturing into lifestyle blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, she still aligning to why she has started this blog ๐ŸŒ by handwrittenย ๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿปย or handrawn ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œย most of her blog post banners โ˜บ๏ธ

  • Whoโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Identifying target audience / readerย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

It could be yourself, your family members/ friendsย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย or even an unreal person๐Ÿ‘พ, as long as this reader ๐Ÿ‘พ motivates you to writeย โœ๐Ÿป

Below was an interesting way of identifying & having a reader ๐Ÿ‘พ named Peggy…Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†ย (Extracted from an article written by Kip Langello viaย ๐ŸŒhttp://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/should-you-write-for-yourself-or-for-the-reader)

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To SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, she welcome ๐Ÿค— all readers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ as long as enjoying her own experiences sharing, also her blogging style with emojisss ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Whatโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Identifying & planning what to write โœ๐Ÿป

After identifying a topic, type of writing (fiction/ non-fiction/short stories), then starting to outline your draft content๐Ÿ“, planning target schedule ๐Ÿ—“ to complete, writingย โœ๐Ÿป , revise/ rewriting/ editing โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has shared that she prefers topical style especially for her column writing ๐Ÿ“ฐ, her writing ideas came from various sources e.g. billboard at highway during her driving ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš—, daily conversations๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค, friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌetc.

Hmm…You may exploring about “What Genres Should You Write” viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.blogthings.com/whatgenreshouldyouwritequiz/

  • Whenโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Planning your writing schedule ๐Ÿ—“

Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has shared her personal experiences that dateline ๐Ÿ“† is a good way to pushing herself to write โœ๐Ÿป especially for her weekly & monthly columns with the local newspapers ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Do whatever is best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for yourself, use a weekly planner ๐Ÿ—“ to identify your best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time ๐Ÿ•˜/ pockets of time to write. Then, be regular on your writing schedules โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•˜๐Ÿ—“

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Be discipline, give yourself a dateline ๐Ÿ“† & enjoy the writing journey ๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป doesn’t really โŒ has a regular blogging schedule๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ•˜, she writes โœ๐Ÿป whenever she has the ideas or feels like blogging๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, so sometimes during her commuting๐Ÿš‡๐ŸšŠ, meal๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดโ˜•๏ธ, at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒbefore sleep ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค etc.

  • Whereโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Find your best location๐Ÿ“to writeโœ๐Ÿปย 

Everyone will have their respective own preference placesss ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“with ambiences that will trigger excitement, being focus & comfy to write ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโœ๐Ÿป

Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ also advised that if you have faced a writer’s block, do consider to change ๐Ÿ”„ a different writing location โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“, it helpsโœ…

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SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป enjoys her blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ at home ๐Ÿก , cafes โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿต, co-working spaces ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ“‡etc.

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธย 

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ during her commuting ๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš‡ journey & missed her stop sometimes ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Howโ“โ‰๏ธย ~ Writing prompts ๐Ÿ“ , writing exerciseโœ๐Ÿปย & rewriting exercise

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really enjoyed the writing โœ๐Ÿป exercises during this workshop

She has learnt some various ways of getting writing ideas e.g. using picture ๐Ÿ–ผ

During this session, everyone ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ were so quiet & just writing โœ๐Ÿป, writing โœ๐Ÿป & writing โœ๐Ÿป, she enjoyed the moments of everyone were writing together ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญโœ๐Ÿป

  • Sharing your writing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

It was an interactive ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ workshop & she has learnt a lot from the host ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ & other participants ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ questions โ“โ“ & anwers too

Sharing is caring as always & all were very willing to share respective writing โœ๐Ÿป journeys, so so inspiring & motivated after โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป She is now hyper to blogging ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ more & more. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ

At the end of the workshop, she went up to Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ personally to request for her authograph โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ““ย on the book

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Ms Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has wrote down ~ย Dear Sienny, keep writing โœ๐Ÿป & blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ ~ , really appreciate this personalised message received ๐Ÿ“Œ Definitely SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will continue to deliver her best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป in pursuing her blogging passion ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Ms. Lydia Teh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ has wrote โœ๐Ÿป her 1๏ธโƒฃst book ๐Ÿ“• at 39 & she was expecting๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿปher 4๏ธโƒฃth child ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป at that time & now she has wrote โœ๐Ÿป for ๐Ÿ”Ÿ booksโ€ผ๏ธ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ That’s amazing, will SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has a chance to publish a book ๐Ÿ““ tooโ“โ‰๏ธ

If you wish to read ๐Ÿ“– about Ms Lydia Teh’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ books ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“š writing โœ๐Ÿป journey, do exploring

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.mphonline.com/en/productdetails/books/malaysian-collection/9789674154332

FB: https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1990123401060892/

A group boomerang ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ cum photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with everyone ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ at the end of this writing workshop ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

More upcoming workshops by MPH Group Publishing ๐Ÿ“š, do check out their FB page frequently as the seats ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ’บ always selling like hot cakes ya ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/MPHGroupPublishing/

Continuous learning is important ๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป in life, let’s keep learning new ๐Ÿ†• skills & knowledge everyday ya ๐Ÿ˜

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This was the 3๏ธโƒฃrd workshops by MPH that SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has attended ๐Ÿ˜€

1๏ธโƒฃst Comic art workshop viaย ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/comics-art-workshop/

2๏ธโƒฃnd Make up workshop via,

Part 1๏ธโƒฃ

Partย 2๏ธโƒฃ

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18 thoughts on “A Writing Workshop for Adults ~ So You Want to Write

  1. Good thing you dropped a note to the organizers, even though itโ€™s a long shot. Sometimes, a little extra mile could go a long way. And then, your perseverance paid off! Cheers to better writing!

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  2. This sounds like a really fantastic workshop, Sienny! I enjoyed reading your post immensely. I think I would take away great value from doing something like this.

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