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... coming soon to a town near you

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Letting Pictures Drive the Words: Writing Travel Stories that Entice



Whether it's a travel blog, journal or the next great novel, your writing will capture the interest of the reader when the visuals drive the story. Readers don't want to struggle through another boring tale about the waiter delivering the wrong dessert or the rocky boat ride.

Talk about the color and the aromas and how the place makes you feel. Bring your story to life by sharing secrets only you would uncover...  just by being there. Join award-winning author and street photographer Ingrid Lundquist to learn her method of 'photo-driven' storytelling. 

You'll understand how to build a 'photo-driven' story, edit your photos to tell the right story, and be able to identify information to leave out and information to include to enrich your writing and bring your audience back time-and-again.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Write Engaging Travel Blogs

Travel blog, journal or the next great novel… experienced and novice writers will capture the interest of the reader when imagery drives the story. 

You’ll learn how to bring your story to life by sharing your unique perspective, be it secrets from the kitchen or the meaning of the logos on the boat sails. Join award-winning author and street photographer Ingrid Lundquist to learn her method of 'photo-driven' storytelling. 



You'll understand how to edit your photos to tell the right story, identify information to leave out and information to include that will enrich your writing and engage the reader.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Writing with Gusto in the Odd-Numbered Year

Are you a writer or wanna be writer searching for creative inspiration? 

“Writing with Gusto in the Odd-Numbered Year” is your ticket to adding punch to your words and sizzle to your story. Award-winning author Ingrid Lundquist shows you how to harness the fire within your writer self to turn a tiny spark into a raging flame or make it smolder with desire. 

You’ll discover how to capitalize on what you already know, overcome the anxiety of thinking you don’t have enough to say, and tap into your own endless source of creativity. You’ll walk away with effective (and portable) tools that can be applied to any writing style. 

Gusto is a workshop for people who yearn to write bolder…and need a mighty push.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Start Organizing Your Book Today: How to move your project forward when you don’t feel like writing

Did you give up on writing a book after the thrill of writing the first 20 pages left you dizzy. Or maybe you got to the end of the story and were too exhausted to assemble the other pieces required to complete your book project. 

Spend some time with award-winning author Ingrid Lundquist and learn how to navigate the mysterious land of book parts. She explains the different elements of a book in layman’s terms, shows you what’s important and what’s not, and explains why. 


You’ll get tips to ease you through the writing and assembly of the essential, but non-creative, parts of your book.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Massage Your Words...


in the Even-Numbered Year







Using the right imagery
and appropriate words 
can turn a storyline 
from average 
to outstanding. 


The magic of a story isn't the problem and solution - it's all about how the words come together to set the stage, explain the circumstances and lead the reader to the conclusion. 

Join award-winning author Ingrid Lundquist and learn how the rhythm of the even-numbered year helps the writer set the foundation for a solid story and welcome the gusto of words in the odd-numbered year.    

This class is for writers or wanna-be writers who wish to improve their writing skills. The content adds an artistic twist to the methodical process of writing and presents concepts that can be applied to short and long stories, blog posts, articles and novels. The information enables writers to understand the balance required in writing a story that keeps the reader engaged. 

You’ll leave this session knowing how to:
· Add confidence to your writing.
· Capitalize on the inherent characteristics of the even-numbered year.
· Mesmerize the reader with your storytelling rhythm.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Let Pictures Drive the Words: Writing Travel Stories that Entice

Ever wonder why some travel blogs or magazine articles seem to lure you into the experience while others leave you flat? It’s not a question of using big words or posting photos of an exotic destination, creating a good read is all about being tuned-in to your surroundings and telling a story from your own unique perspective. 
Join me, Ingrid Lundquist (award-winning author and street photographer) for a half day, two half-days, or a full four-day workshop where we’ll merge the view of the photographer with the soul of the writer. 

Prerequisite – a desire to improve both your photography and your writing, and become a better storyteller. Bring your camera, a flash drive, and your laptop. We’ll start with an indoor presentation, then put the theory to practice on a walk-about. You’ll shoot photos, collect ideas, identify bullet points, write sentences… and you’ll learn to build engaging photo-driven travel stories that leave your readers wanting more.

Whether it’s a travel blog, journal or the next great novel, your writing will capture the interest of the reader when the visuals drive the story. Learn how to build a photo-driven story, edit your photos to tell the right story, and then identify information to leave out and information to include. You'll  discover how to enrich your writing and bring your audience back time-and-again. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hemingway & Gusto at Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific

FRIDAY, June 23 at 1:30pm
Jennifer Basye Sander
“Could Hemingway Get a Book Deal in Our Time?”  A Look at the Publishing Past to Understand the Future.  Former Random House Senior Editor Jennifer Basye Sander, the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, examines how writing and publishing have morphed and changed over time, how in some ways they have not, and what it means to us today. 

SUNDAY, June 25 at 10am & 11:30 am   
Ingrid Lundquist  
“Writing with Gusto in the Odd-Numbered Year”  Run out of things to say or stumped by how to liven up the flat areas in your story? Join this session and discover how to build a personal inventory that will ignite the power of your writing and keep readers engaged. Ingrid shares tips on using visual cues to harness tension, and integrating the magical qualities of white space into your writing. See conference website for full schedule and registration information. www.writersconferenceatpacific.com