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A writing workshop that will help you develop a satisfying, lasting writing life.
It’s easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them.
– Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (In Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life)
Begins September 4th
Are you waiting for your writing life to begin? Have you wondered when you’ll discover the magic formula for getting inspired, improving your skills, getting published, and being part of a real writing community?
The Writing Life workshop is for you.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever it is you are doing, you can begin now.
Read, think, journal and do exercises, discuss, play (maybe at a museum!), try, partner. A mix of off-line (personal) and online (classroom) opportunities.
8-Week Course Includes
• Learn how to identify yourself as a writer (includes how to take yourself seriously and forget about what the neighbors might think)
• Pinpoint your current successes and growth opportunities
• Successfully arrange your priorities for writing
• Surround yourself with inspiration—books, places, people and more
• Do the work: observe, find ideas, organize, query publications with finished pieces
• Explore the effects of writing: self-discovery, living in place, engaging with other writers, promoting your work
• Submit a writing sample (up to one page) to be edited by a professional editor
12-Week Course Also Includes
• Plan your next project, with tips from a professional editor
• Learn how to successfully create a balanced writing life—from professional editors with long-term writing careers
• Explore the costs of living the writing life
• Submit a second writing sample (up to 2 pages in length) to be edited by a professional editor—anything from a magazine query to the first two pages of a book you’d like to propose to a publisher
• Receive an attentive consultation for planning and taking the next steps in your writing life
Private online group setting and most class materials, including a free digital copy of Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing, are included in the price. Please buy (or borrow) a copy of Bird by Bird before the class begins on September 4.
Your Writing Workshop Leaders
Charity Singleton Craig has been living the Writing Life for 20 years and has contributed essays to three books, including Letters to Me: Conversations with a Younger Self. She has been published at various venues, including The Curator, and is currently Content Editor at The High Calling and Contributing Writer at Tweetspeak Poetry. Charity has also served as a writer in the corporate sector.
Ann Kroeker is the author of two books, including Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families, and has been published at various venues, including Get Organised. She has been living the Writing Life for over 25 years. As a former features writer for The Indianapolis Star newspaper and a current Editor at The High Calling and Tweetspeak Poetry, Ann is a sought-after resource for editorial guidance.
What Our Other Workshop Participants Have Said
Darrelyn Saloom: I signed up for the fiction class at a crazy/busy time. What was I thinking? With all the chaos in my life, I am so happy I did. I would NEVER have completed a 3-thousand word short story without Anthony. It was wonderful to have his guidance and feedback. And I am so pleased with the result.
Brad Grout: I am personally getting so much out of this memoir workshop…you people are AMAZING!
Lane Arnold: I struck gold. An afternoon session of writing poetry is good for the soul. Poetry Workshop is a catalyst to creativity.
Lexanne Leonard: The most important step I’ve taken is to join Tweetspeak’s Poetry Workshop 2013 with Anne Doe Overstreet. I cannot begin to thank Tweetspeak, Anne, and my fellow students for this journey.
Sandra Heska King: This was absolutely the single best whim I’ve followed.
8 Weeks, BUY NOW • $350
12 Weeks, BUY NOW • $420
Need to announce your new writing life? Smile with selections of T.S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson giving fair warning…
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