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Junk Drawer Idea Hunt

Mary Bleckwehl will lead you to your junk drawer (come on-we know you have one!) and help you turn trinkets into a treasure trove of writing ideas!

Mary Bleckwehl

45 Minute Program

 

$130


1. Introduction to author, her books and idea strategies
2. Locations to scavenge for ideas
3. Junk drawer rare finds!
4. How to use your finds (and hobbies/talents/interests) to develop story elements
5. "Choose 3" scavenged items and write!
6. Share and repeat #5
7. Q&A

About the Author

Mary Bleckwehl writes for kids, loves to talk to kids about their stories and dreams, used to teach kids, raised some of her own and actually was a kid once upon a time!

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