Before attending Jane Kelley’s Imagination is a Super Power workshop on April 30, 9am at the Brown county Library – Downtown Board Room, read a little bit about your workshop leader here!
Who’s Jane Kelley? Jane Kelley grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University, but while living in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughter, she became inspired to write kids’ books. Her first published novel was Nature Girl, and she has a new chapter book series on its way called The Escapades of Clint McCool.
What to Bring: Attendees, bring your favorite writing tools and your imagination because the world of Super Heroes isn’t just for kids anymore. Jane Kelley will show you have to keep your creative focus as you ask yourself “If I was a Superhero, what would my super power be?” The workshop will lead you through some exercises to set free the hero inside and save the world!
UntitledTown blogger Sara Stewart invited Jane to talk more about her creative process.
UntitledTown: Jane, how do you find inspiration?
Jane Kelley: My inspiration comes from what I’m feeling inside and what I observe outside.
I’m a very curious person and I love being inspired by what I have learned, whether it’s about an African gray parrot or what happens when a water main breaks.
UT: Do you have a routine when it comes to writing, a special place or atmosphere?
JK: I write in silence because I like to hear the dialogue and the language in my head.
I always try to think first about my goals for that day’s work before I actually open up my laptop. I try to carry a note pad and a pen, but sometimes I have scribbled a thought on a napkin with the waiter’s pen.