Thought I'd share a few reflections on the first Imagination 101 workshop, generously provided by some of the students in the class. And perhaps these comments will inspire you to sign up for the next workshop in the spring. (Look for an announcement early in 2012.)
“What an amazing experience! I know that there are hundreds who can benefit from your guidance in honoring our creative selves and I really hope they give themselves this chance to challenge themselves and to go beyond whatever held them back in the past. This workshop deserves to be a top priority for any potential writer. I can't thank you enough!“—Jeff Z
“Mr. DeMatteis taught us a great deal about how to write outlines, scripts (in different styles) and even how to collaborate with other creative minds. The weekend was also packed with precious inside knowledge and the no-pressure and always-positive environment he created has literally jump-started the hesitant writer inside of me. Thanks, J.M., for encouraging me to write from within—and without fear.”—Rodrigo B
“It was a great weekend! Can't recommend this class enough. Full of insights and inspiration. I've been writing like a maniac ever since. Looking forward to Imagination 201, 301, and then sipping scotch on the veranda with the lads from the class as we celebrate our first published works."—Eruch A.
"J.M led the workshop with a patient enthusiasm... He made it so intriguing to learn just how his characters came to him, how to tell their stories and how we could tell our own characters' stories. This was an imaginative, deep exploration into the creative process of character storytelling and creation that was both practical and inspiring. The group dynamic of creating our own storyline right alongside J.M himself was a thrill I will never forget. It was so much fun and went by so fast. Thank you!"—Joshua K
"Imagine if you will, a place where you can become anyone...be anywhere...do anything. That's just what J.M. DeMatteis and his Imagination 101 workshop empowers you to do. It's intense. It's laid back. It's a weekend in an unassuming conference room, but you'll soon find out how to leave the conference room and create your own universe with the power of imagination and will. Also, cheese. Lots of cheese."—Adam M
This ends the workshop hype—at least until January, 2012!