The Power of Intention
These workshops cover some unique techniques that will help teachers and children in all aspects of their lives. Patricia Rose Upczak guides you through the work of extraordinary thinkers such as Edward de Bono, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sharon Promislow, Tony Buzan and Dr. Candace Pert to help you gain a new perspective about teaching. She promotes happiness as a serious business for teachers and students. Her workshops explore lateral thinking, modality strengths, learning styles, creativity and the brain-body connections.
Basic Writing Workshops
Build Your Own Story
Ever wonder how authors come up with interesting stories? Ms. Upczak will show you the building blocks of a story: character, setting, theme, and plot (the problem and the solution). Experience fun, hands-on activities using intriguing prompts and a basic blue print. By the end of the workshop, your creativity will be flowing and you will have the satisfaction of having completed your own story. Then you can take the blueprint and build some more.
Make Your World Come Alive!
Do you love to delve into a book and enter another world? Ms. Upczak will show you how to enrich setting and character through imagery and description. You’ll do fun writing exercises to help make your story a vivid, multi-sensory experience that readers can’t resist. This workshop will help your writing shine!
Make People Leap Off the Page!
Learning how to make your readers love your characters is essential to a successful story. Ms. Upczak will share ways to create vivid, three dimensional characters who stay with your readers long after the last page. She will lead you through short writing exercises designed to let your characters develop and shine.
Advanced Creative Writing Workshops
Sculpting A Memoir
You have the raw material – memories of people, places and experiences. Now how do you put them together and chisel them into a riveting piece of literature? Ms. Upczak will discuss ways to structure your story, create intriguing scenes, flesh out characters, build suspense, and weave in essential themes. Be ready to do fun writing exercises to bring your memoir to life. This workshop will give you a basic tool set for a fascinating life story.
Adventures in Novel Writing
Writing a book can be a wild journey. Thrilling, and at times just hard work. Ms. Upczak will share practical, emotional and psychological strategies that have helped her enjoy the adventure and finish each of her books. You will leave the session feeling energized and equipped with new tools to get through the rough parts of your own book writing journey.
Creating Brilliant Alive Characters!
Your readers need to fall in love with your characters or they won’t keep reading your book. Ms. Upczak will share ways to create vivid, three-dimensional characters who grow and develop through the story. She will lead you through short writing exercises designed to let your characters deepen and shine.