31 More Things begins September 1, 2015 and will run for 31 days (you'll have access after the fact of course as well just as you do with all my other workshops so you can come back to the content at any time). Each day you'll receive an email reminder to click over to the classroom to view the new prompt. Each prompt begins with a single word (plus a couple of phrases this time) to spark a story. Included with the prompt are a daily writing tip, suggestions on how to go deeper, and the encouragement to tell more. Some of the topics include: home, passion, color, cook, paper, and mess.
I'll be combining these new stories in my original 31 Things 12 inch x 12 inch album. Each story will have a home on a 6 inch x 12 inch page (templates provided in class for either full digital scrapbooking or for writing and printing via journal templates sized to fit) and you can choose to add two together to create a full 12 inch x 12 inch page (that's my plan as you'll see below). You also have the option of simply use the prompts as jumping off points for blog posts, personal journaling, Project Life® inserts, etc.
I know someone will ask if they have to participate every single day. Definitely not - but it's one way to approach the workshop as an opportunity for a daily writing practice. One way to tackle the workshop is to work only on the writing each day and make that the focus during the 31 days, leaving the actual building of the album for the end (or for when you have more time to bring a bunch of pages together). There will be a number of people who do it at their own pace, working their way through the materials as time permits. Do what works best for you - keeping in mid that the way to develop your writing voice is to practice writing.
This time we're also offering a simple kit to go along with the workshop. Included in the kit are 31 grey title strips, 31+ 6-inch strips of washi tape (6 sheets with the same colors and patterns repeated which looks really nice in the album), and a 3 inch x 4 inch alphabet stamp set.
31 More Things will include the printable strips and digital layered templates and journal templates for Word and Photoshop just like the original 31 Things.
In addition to the kit I'm using a few strips of pattern paper to go along the bottom this time and some Grey Flannel Memento Luxe Ink.
I'm currently working my way through the prompts and I'm loving the process of simply responding to each one through the process of finding/taking a photo, writing out the story, and then bringing it together simply with just a few supplies.
This workshop is an awesome opportunity to focus on practicing your writing skills and is a great way to develop a daily or more regular writing practice.
Let's tell more stories together! Hope to see you in class.