The Workshops

A writing workshop is a place where pieces of writing are shared with peers who comment on them.  As a writing workshop leader my job is to instruct, guide that conversation and give my own comments.

The Year-Long Write Your Book Workshop

I love this workshop!  Over the course of about 10 months, through 28+ class meetings, you get the opportunity to workshop 200+ pages of your manuscript AS YOU WRITE IT!  This will be my 12th year leading this workshop and it's always exciting to go on this journey with a new group of writers!  


One group meets Monday nights, 7:30-10pm in Arlington, VA. starting in late September and going through July.  The other group starts in January, Fridays, 10-12:30opm.  Each meeting starts with a writing prompt to get you thinking "differently" about your book -- then there is a lecture/discussion on a particular topic tied to a reading assignment.  Finally, we workshop the "chunks."  (a chunk is about 30pp of a manuscript.)  We workshop about 2 chunks a night -- I make sure we spend 30-40 minutes on each one.


I start taking deposits on April 1st and seating is VERY limited (I plan to take 5-7 in 2017-18).  See the registration page to sign up!  A $200 deposit will hold your seat.  The balance ($1295) will be due by the first meeting.

28+ Mondays, Sept-July 7:30-10pm                                                                                                                          $1495


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Finish-It! Boot Camp for Alumni

For alumni of the year long workshop -- this course helps writers meet their goals.  It meets in the Fall on 4 Thursdays over 90 days.  Participants who reach their goals in this supportive workshop get a partial refund!  How's that for incentive?
4 Thursdays, Sept-Dec 7:30-9:30                                                                                  $300
Registration starts in May

Revision Workshop for Alumni

This workshop meets 10 Thursday evenings from January to May (and sometimes continuing on) -- where Alumni from Write Your Book workshop revised manuscripts in 30-40 page chunks.  We also spend a great deal of time discussing next steps, query letters, agents, synopses, etc.
10 Thursdays, Jan-May 7:30-10pm                                                                                                      $500
Registration starts in October

 

Don't just "do" National; Novel Writing Month -- the 30 day marathon of writing a novel. -- PLAN FOR IT.  This ONE MONTH workshop will help you to structure your book (all totally NaNo-Legal) before you sit down to write on November 1.

October -- more details to come!    

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