I know I do a lot of theory, but I'm starting to think that's just the way I am. Lots and lots of "why". I finally got around to reading some feedback on last year's workshops and the part I really liked were the bits that asked what people want to see workshop-wise.
One woman asked for plot analysis and got me thinking. I do plot analysis on a gut level when I edit--it's always easy to find holes afterwards, and in a lot of ways it's simple because I'm not involved with the manuscript. The hard part comes later when I hit consulting gigs and have to explain.
That isn't simple. We're all products of our worldviews, and doing it professionally means doing what's best for the story and author. I'm a big fan of active voice but some people don't connect and I'm not here to force them.
I dunno. Just thoughts circling around now that I "have" thoughts again. I guess it'd work--almost like an advanced class or something, because it's not one size fits all and part of the process would be learning to take that all important step back. Maybe...nasty thought...there'd be homework.
We'd have to deconstruct a story or two--maybe three. In different genres. Thoughts and thoughts. Guess I'm hooked. I'll have to think about it. It'd be too intensive for a workshop, so it'd have to be one of those yahoogroup things or maybe I'd wake up my facebook page and use the...are there forums there?
A month long freebie for Christmas limited to the first ten people who sign up? Damnit. Still thinking. Maybe brains aren't always a good thing. Now I can't sleep.