Tell fun new stories with 12 unique
journaling strategies—no paragraphs required!
unconventional (and yet entirely useful) writing strategies
will have you telling awesome stories in completely
new ways. Would you like to be free? To be Grammar
Free? Here's how:
teaching this class? Hi, I'm Angie Lucas,
word nerd extraordinaire, and I'll be your Grammar-Free
"grammar-free journaling" a thing, or did
Angie Lucas make it up? Okay, okay, I made
it up. The idea is to tell truly compelling stories
in creative new formats using the fewest words possible—and
to stress less about paragraph flow, sentence structure,
transitions, and the rules of writing.
does Angie Lucas have against grammar? Absolutely
nothing! I'm willing to bet that I love grammar even
more than you do. But just in case you don't
like it, I'll show you 12 useful strategies for skipping
the grammar altogether.
if I like to write 15 paragraphs for every layout?
Lengthy, soul-searching journaling is wonderful for certain
stories. But there are many other stories that are better
told using a list, a quiz, a chart, a single sentence, or
even a little strategy I like to call "painless poetry."
You'll like it!
if I'm not a very good writer? A: You're better than
you think you are. B: You don't have to be a great writer
for this class; that's the beauty of going grammar free! C:
You should always have at least three items in a list. (There's
a little taste of the invaluable writing tips in store for
you in this workshop!)
I walk away from this workshop with at least 12 completed
layouts and dozens more stories that I can't wait to sit down
and scrapbook? Yes.
there be pop quizzes? There will be quizzes. But
students are expected to provide their own soft drinks.
Free Journaling is back for another run! This workshop
- Six informative videos from Angie
- A Grammar-Free Journaling Handbook you'll refer to throughout
the class and perhaps for the rest of your life
- 12 individual strategies, each illustrated by two or more scrapbook
layouts, with clear ideas to try at home
- 34 example layouts, most designed by Angie, with guest designers
Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow, Maddie Dillow, Gracie Dillow,
and Bridget Dillow
- A free 90-page copy of List
It! Everyday Life printable prompted lists—a value
- Bonus downloadable (and printable) quizzes and lists
- Email access to Angie during the four-week class period
- Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
- Gallery for sharing your work
- Handy dandy blog buttons so you can spread the grammar-free
- One live chat with Angie
- New for 2014: Four fabulous contributors will share a
new take on each of the 12 challenges. Introducing Natalie Elphinstone,
Maggie Massey, Jennifer Gallacher, and Donna Jannuzzi!