Patricia J. Murphy
Patricia J. Murphy is an award winning children’s writer/author and poet--and founder/chief creative director of Pattycake Productions, her creative services company.
Patricia is the author of over 150 children’s books (e.g. board books, early readers, picture books, creative non-fiction, chapter books, and middle grade novels), hundreds of magazine articles, and a growing list of scripts for children's television.
In addition to writing full-time, she happily visits schools and libraries, and offers a variety of writing workshops to inspire and motivate young readers and writers. Below are just some of her hands-on, interactive workshops:
EVERYWHERE IDEAS: Discover the hows, ways, and whys to get great ideas for stories, non-fiction, and poetry—and learn what to do with them when you have them.
POW-WOW-ER-FUL WORDS: Explore what POW-WOW-ER-FUL words are, where to find + store them, and how to use them to create lasting images in readers’ minds!
TEN HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL WRITERS: Learn ten habits that ALL successful writers practice--and start incorporating them today!
WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Uncover how you can (and must) use your life experiences, gift these to your writing—and truly LIVE!
WRITING WHAT YOU WANT + NEED TO KNOW: Find out how to become an expert on ANYTHING you want (and NEED) to know through research, interviews, first-hand experiences—and then write about it.
TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION: Mark Twain was right. Truth is stranger than fiction--and a whole lot of fun to write! Find out how to research and create the most creative non-fiction ever.
WRITING THAT MATTERS: Learn to use the "power of the pen" to change your life, your readers’ lives--and the world!
JOURNEY OF A PIONEER: Head your covered wagons westward along the Oregon Trail through Patricia’s book JOURNEY OF A PIONEER and discover ways to write about your own journeys.
WRITING ALL SUMMER LONG: Discover sure-fire ways to start, keep, and stay writing through the lazy days of summer—and other vacations, too.
For more information, please visit Patricia's website or e-mail her directly.
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