Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New! My Own Witchy & Writing Workshop Loop

As many of you know, I have been giving online writing classes for the last few years, usually on loops run by RWA chapters such as the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter or the Low Country RWA. I've also done quite a few on Savvy Authors (and will be giving my only regular online writing class there in April). My most popular classes have been "Witchcraft for the Paranormal Author" and "Beyond Fangs: Creating New & Interesting Paranormal Characters."

I think I see a trend here...

But lots of the folks who follow me aren't writers, and there have been numerous requests for me to give classes about Witchcraft, too. *Bows in the general direction of the internet* So, with the help of the wonderful Heather Long (another great author and fellow-traveler at many a blog and loop), I have finally started my own workshop loop, "Deborah Blake Witchcraft and Workshops."

This loop will be dedicated to short workshops (usually 3-5 days in length, since the regular online classes run 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, and take way too much time away from my writing) on the topics of Witchcraft and writing. Most of the classes will be given by me, but there may be the occasional guest teacher as well. We'll be starting out with the requested basic Witchcraft classes, and if those are successful and there is enough demand, I'll add in some advanced Witchcraft, and maybe an abbreviated version of my writing classes as well.

There's even a blog for the workshop here which will give you the latest info, as well as links to sign up and pay for the classes, if you are interested in taking them. Most classes will cost $15. I might even occasionally run a contest to give away a spot, if y'all are nice...

The first class will be held January 23rd-25th (there will always be an additional day after the class when I am available for questions, as well). It is a basic "Intro to Witchcraft" workshop, suitable for anyone who wants to learn about modern Witchcraft. [Note: It really is an intro class, so if you've been practicing for a while, this class probably covers things you know already. Although you're always welcome to come visit anyway!]

If you want to decide if the Pagan path might suit you, need to know the basics for a Witchy character you are writing, or just want to learn about modern Witchcraft, this class is for you. I hope to see you there! Just go to the link above to sign up.

I'd also like to know what other classes people might want me to give in the future. February's class is "The Basics of Spell Casting," but after that, I'm open to suggestions. So tell me--what do you want to learn about that I might be able to teach?


  1. Woooot! So wonderful!

    I would love to see a class on solitary witches and how to handle some of their particular issues and struggles/ substitutions they can make for circle work and so forth. I am in the rural American Southlands... hard to put together a circle in Baptist country. That would be a really useful class.

  2. That is certainly a good one to consider, Of course, my expertise (such as it is) is mostly as a group witch, but I might be able to come up with a class with suggestions for solitaries.

    Is this something anyone else would be interested in?

  3. I can't do it this time around, but I'm definitely on board for a year from now. I'm already in school, and up to my eyebrows in studies. Sounds like a great class.

  4. I understand completely! Look forward to seeing you when you are not so overwhelmed :-)

  5. I'm taking January class and most likely every other class you'll offer. I would like to know more about solitary witches. What's the difference between a witch and a mystic?

  6. Hey beauty! I just signed up for your Feb. class - woot!!

  7. Hey beauty! I just signed up for your Feb. class - woot!!