Workshops are led by instructors experienced in various martial arts forms/fighting styles, and include demonstrations for you to participate in. Yes, YOU! It’s not only about the fight scene, but stepping outside your comfort zone in a supportive WOMEN-ONLY environment.
Q: Do I have to participate in the demonstration?
A: You have the option to observe only, but we strongly encourage participation, barring physical limitations. By putting your body in motion, you retain more of what you learn. This is key when working on fight scenes on your own, after the workshop is over.
Q: Why should I attend if I don’t like a particular form/fight style?
A: Although a particular style may not be your favorite, you will gain insight that may prove useful in your writing, or create a style unique to your character, or pick up a new self-defense form you have not previously been exposed to. It is not only about the art, but about equipping your characters, also.
Q: Is recording allowed?
A: Photos are welcome, but RECORDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED (video, audio, or otherwise). If you are unable to take notes due to injury or other circumstance, notify us in advance to obtain a companion ticket at a reduced rate.
Q: Will you act out a scene from my book?
A: Glad you asked. Attendees are given the opportunity to read a fight scene from their recent or current work-in-progress, at the beginning of each workshop. Instructors may incorporate these scenes into their demonstration. If not, they will discuss information relevant to such. To read your scene at the workshop, tick the box on the registration form. You will receive a separate email with additional directions.
Q: What if I need more help with my fight scene?
A: Most of our instructors may be willing to accommodate you. However, depending on the scene, and what stage you are at in your project, you may actually need a fight choreographer. Please connect with us immediately following the workshop. A private appointment can be scheduled for an additional fee.
Q: It’s a women-only workshop. Why are some of the instructors male?
A: Instructors are chosen based on their professionalism, experience, credibility, and perceived capability to interact with attendees. This is not an either-or proposition, but about men and women reaching their destinations together. We value male allies believe this, also.
Q: The workshop is sold out. Is there a wait-list?
A: Most definitely! The wait list is triggered automatically once all seats have been sold. You will receive an email if a space becomes available and have 24 hours to respond before the next person is notified. Be sure to add the domains StrongWomenWrite.net and WriteStrongWomen.com to your safe list to ensure receipt.
Q: I registered, but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
A: Like other organizations, we pay for our event space and our speakers. Workshops are not refundable, but transferable to another woman by sending us her name and email. You may, also, gift your ticket to a woman facing adversity and unable to afford the workshop. Simply notify us in advance.
Q: Where can I register?
A: Glad you asked. Click here!