Spotlight Group Coaching "Journey to the Center" (Ten Sessions Per Quarter)

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

Classes  "Tools for the Quest" (Two Classes Per Quarter--Eight Sessions Total)

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

Writing Day Retreats "Wayfarers' Wisdom" (One Per Quarter)

Saturdays, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Summer Quarter June 30-September 1

"Spotlight" Group Coaching Sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, June 30-Sept 1

Different mini-topic each week, followed by sharing and critique

  1. Beginnings—How to know where to start. June 30
  2. Openings—How to stop starting all your chapters the same way. July 7
  3. Mirror, Mirror (NOT!)—Subtler ways to describe your viewpoint character. July 14
  4. Finding Your Audience—How to know who your story is for. July 21
  5. Feeling Tense—When and how to use past and present. July 28
  6. Point of View—How to show who’s telling the story. August 4
  7. Dexterous Description—How to quicken the reader’s imagination instead of slowing it down. August 11
  8. More than Small Talk—How to make your dialog count. August 18
  9. Don’t Use that Tone of Voice on Me!—The difference between voice and tone. August 25
  10. Count the Ways—Word-count hacks for when you have to cut. September 1
Classes
  • “How to Write Winning Opponents—Even if They Lose in the End.” Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, July 8-29
  • “Interior Monologue: How to Create Eavesdrop-Worthy Thoughts for Your Viewpoint Characters,” Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, August 5-26
July Writing Day Retreat

“Out of the Trash Compactor: Surviving the Messy Middle When You Want to Give Up” Saturday 10-5, July 25

Fall Quarter September 16-November 24

NEW STUDENT EARLY REGISTRATION BONUS: July Writing Day Retreat
“Out of the Trash Compactor: Surviving the Messy Middle When You Want to Give Up”

Saturday 10-5, July 25

(Register by July 25)

"Spotlight" Group Coaching Sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Sept 22-Nov 24

Different mini-topic each week, followed by sharing and critique

Classes
  • “Writing the Hidden Story: Discover the Book You Didn’t Know You Were Writing” Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 , September 16-October 7
  • “Making a Scene: How to Create Attention-Grabbing Action and Dialog,” Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, October 14-November 4
November Writing Day Retreat

“The End: Wrapping Up so Your Reader Longs for More” Saturday 10-5, November 7