I'm lucky to live in Minneapolis which is home to The Loft Literary Center. As a result I've been able to take writing classes and attend conferences over the last few years.
Many of the classes I've taken have a workshop element. Meaning that one hour of each class is dedicated to workshopping. Usually students sign up for a week to share their work and the other students comment on that work. The instructors usually set out guidelines so these can be helpful.
My "day job" happens to be in the exciting world of costumes. I even went to college and spent semesters studying the psychology of how people dress.
Which is why when it is my turn to workshop I plan my outfit around my awesome boots. Seriously what is more awesome than red cowboy boots? Maybe knock off Frye boots. I also have a pair of glittery Doc Martens which make me feel pretty invincible too but sadly they are not as invincible to Minnesota winters.
When I'm wearing these boots on workshop days I feel pretty awesome. Like hey, my classmates might not like parts of what I've written but I have the most awesome footwear in the room. I do take workshop suggestions seriously but the boots help me feel more confident.
Do you have a special outfit for workshop day or awesome shoes for giving presentations? Do you have an awesome necklace you wear only when you write or maybe a sweet thinking cap like the one below?