By popular demand I am creating two NEW writing workshops this spring!
COURTING THE MUSE:
FIVE DAYS OF CREATIVE AUDACITY AND RADICAL INSPIRATION TO REFRESH AND RE-INSPIRE YOUR WRITING (4 spots left)
(Five days, asynchronous but I will be “live” responding all week)
Spring is springing and everything is blooming…except your writing! Maybe you’re in a rut, writing the same things over and over. Maybe you’re walking around with a shovel but you don’t know where to dig. Where do our best ideas come from? Where is our most fertile soil? How do we cultivate and plant the right seeds? In this workshop we will begin in truth, allowing our unique, sometimes challenging, but always necessary stories to burst and bloom as they travel from the heart to the page. We’ll use familiar and even radical methods of releasing narrative seeds, digging beyond first, second, and even third impulses until we find ourselves deep inside our own abundant source of inspiration and face to face with our muse(s). Finally!
This will be a 5-day online workshop format class with limited availability. Leave with up to 5 new drafts and plenty of renewed vigor to take you into your summer of writing. Come with an open mind and be prepared to play!
GET PUBLICATION READY: SPRING CLEAN YOUR WRITING 3-DAY REVISION WEEKEND (
May 12-14 (SOLD OUT)
Do you have a story or stories that keep getting rejected? Have you been told you are CLOSE…but not quite? Have you looked at it so long you aren’t sure how to make it better? Do you have a pile of first drafts but you aren’t sure how to take them to the next level?
As serious writers, you know it’s through the re-visioning and editing process that we begin to refine and sculpt our messages. But sometimes you need another pair of eyes and a fresh perspective to see what you haven’t been able to see. In this workshop we will use the tools of ambiguity and implication; we will play with chipping and chopping; we will learn how to sculpt your text and we will figure out what’s missing? as I guide you and other participants to revise your real works in progress.
This will be a 3-day online workshop format class with limited availability. Each participant will have the opportunity to submit up to 2500 words in a positive, encouraging space.
Flash Flood: Write a Flash Novel (and Launch Your Big Idea)
January 23-Feb 3
Do you have a Big Story Idea brewing, but you don’t know where to begin? Is it a flash novel? Novella? Collection? A regular novel or memoir or a million other things? Sometimes not knowing can stop us from getting started. Sometimes the scope of it feels overwhelming. Is 2023 the year you finally write or finish your book?
Flash Flood: Write a Flash Novel is my signature course designed to help you launch your Big Idea. For 10 days we will envision, draft, collage and create the momentum for that large-scale idea you’ve been wanting to tackle. We’ll begin breaking it apart and making friends with the scope of it, and in that process of discovery you will find momentum, insight, excitement, and sometimes a total pivot–that’s okay! For 10 days we’ll get out of our own way–10 days and a flurry of words and ideas and encouragement and camaraderie–and when it’s over you will have the bones (at least) of a longer project and a much better idea of where to go next.
Beautiful Flash Fiction: Pop Lit and Flash Fusion
The world is a constant and incredible source of inspiration–IF we are paying attention. In this brand new workshop we will engage with unexplored or under explored avenues of potential inspiration including pop culture, music, trends, politics, fashion and more to discover unusual angles and back doors into new ideas. In this 5-day generative class we will actively blur the distinctions between low brow and high brow art, and elevate the mundane to the miraculous.
We will examine the fundamentals of flash, try a variety of approaches to the compressed narrative, and you will generate your own original flash pieces. As always, come with an open mind and expect to play.
*This course is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction, a writer coming from other genres, or a veteran flasher looking for a dose of inspiration and some writing camaraderie.
The Flash Novel Mastermind:
a 12-week incubator to get your manuscript across the finish line
February 13-May 5
Whether your book is fiction or creative non-fiction, if you are a dedicated writer, drawing on the skills of flash fiction, this is the container of inspiration, motivation, community and support you have been wanting to bring your ideas to fruition.