Write With Me

From Memory to Memoir: January 2020

Thursdays at 10am PST

A six-week online workshop for the person ready to write a memoir, or the one with a shitty draft abandoned in a bottom desk drawer. We will discuss everything from narrative arc to dialogue to writing about other people in a way that won’t make them hate you. This workshop also offers tiered support, including whole manuscript review.

 

 

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January 2020

Tuesdays at 10am PST

Renegade Writers’ Group is 6-week writing intensive created for the person ready to draft a manuscript. Have an idea for a book? Essays? Collection of poetry or short stories? Then join us. This group will hold you accountable and “turn you into a writer.” Seriously. That’s the piece of feedback I receive most often from people who have completed this workshop.

 

 

Write Anyway: March 2020

Tuesdays at 10am PST

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Write Anyway is a 6-week workshop designed for the writer who feels blocked or bored by their writing, or wants to get back into writing after a month or 10-year hiatus. We discuss how to write in spite of fear, doubt, and the ever-looming sense of not being a “real” writer. We discuss how to tell the difference between useless and valuable feedback, how to justify writing as a priority even if you don’t “make money” at it, and so much more. Check it out.

 

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A Focus on Craft: April 2020

Thursdays at 10am PST

A Focus on Craft is an 8-week intensive for the writer ready to get better at their craft. During our eight weeks together, you will write a short story, essay, book chapter, or collection of blog posts, and we will meet online weekly to discuss and learn about an aspect of craft. Tone. Voice. Diction. Perspective. Revision. This workshop is heavy on practice, focus, feedback, and results. Get ready to work. Get ready to get BETTER.

 

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Past retreats:

4-Day Writing Retreat in Pescadero, California

Join Mac and me in Pescadero, California for a four-day writing retreat focused on craft. Set next to a redwood forest and 8 minutes from the ocean, we’ll spend five days talking craft in a yurt, hanging out by a bonfire under the stars, workshopping writing by a roaring fire, eating meals at a big table prepared by a chef, and sitting in the hot tub. Lifelong friends. Tons of craft instruction. Tons of time to write. People say this place is magical. And it is. That person is me, and everyone who has ever been.

 

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British Columbia

The brilliant Lisa Page Rosenberg and I are leading a five-day writing retreat on Cortes Island in British Columbia, at a breathtaking retreat center called Hollyhock. Our retreat is called “Seriously Funny: In writing, in life.” You will learn to write humor. But more than that, you’ll learn how to recognize the drama and sadness beneath all humor, and vice versa. Humor is life, goddamnit. Additionally, there will be morning yoga, nature walks, hot tubbing, meals prepared from food grown on the island, and the home where we are staying is on the ocean.

 

 

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