Writing Classes

Class: Alice Acheson - Bound-For-Success Book Proposal

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sun., March 1 • 10:00-1:00pm • $60 
 
 
 
 
"I have never heard anyone give so much great information as Alice Acheson." 
-- Kate Wright, who found an agent.
 
Avoid Book Proposal Agita!  It's time for the first edit of your book -- and time to begin collecting information for your book proposal.  In class we will discuss which elements make a selling proposal and which parts of your book should be highlighted.  Here you will learn how to convince an agent or editor to read your book proposal, how to craft that all-important marketing paragraph, how to avoid pitfalls that stop the reading, the difference between the query letter and the synopsis, and other insights into impressing the reader.
 
 

Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Writers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

8 Tuesdays, Mar. 3- Apr. 28 • 6:30-8:30pm• $320
Restricted registration–call for information.

 

Use the support of fellow writers and well-timed feedback to move through resistance and finish your work.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Nina Schuyler - Creating Surprise on the Page

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat., Mar. 7 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105
 
 
 
 
If we read to experience things, then a reader experiences so much more when the story moves beyond conventions. In this class, we will look at how authors create surprise at the plot, character and sentence level. We will use published works as a springboard to create our own surprises on the page.
 
 

Class: Don George - Travel Writing Day

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sun., Mar. 15 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $150

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Andrea Alban- Writers Tribe: Feedback Forum for Children's Writers (All Sessions)

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Four Sundays- Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, June 14 • 4:00-6:30pm • $200

Polish your manuscript in a safe space built on respect, clarity and honesty. The focus is on rendering quintessential characters, vivid settings, page-turning plots, and snappy dialog.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Andrea Alban- Writers Tribe: Feedback Forum for Children's Writers (March Session)

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday, March 15 • 4:00-6:30pm • $55

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Amy Novesky- On-The-Spot Children's Writing

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat. Mar. 21 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $80 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
 
  
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Class: Laura Deutsch - Discover Your Legacy

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 21 • 1:00-4:00 pm • $85
 
 
 
 
Explore creative ways to envision the next phase of your life. In this experiential workshop, we'll use writing, discussion, meditation and other techniques to help you uncover what brings you a sense of purpose. 
 
Laura Deutsch helps writers and others create meaningful legacies in their lives. Her book, Writing from the Senses, was published by Shambhala and her work has appeared in the LA Times, SF Chronicle and PsychologyToday.com. Laura leads master classes from Tassajara to Tuscany, and has taught writing at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State.
 
 
 

Class: Molly Giles - Short Story Repair

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat., Mar. 28 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $120
 
 
 
 
This is your chance to fix short stories that are “almost there.” Often it just takes a slight adjustment, but sometimes it takes a sharp kick—this class offers both. Molly Giles is a novelist and short story writer. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and is an editor for Penguin Putnam. Giles has worked with Amy Tan and many other successful writers.
 
 

Class: Amy Novesky- On-The-Spot Children's Writing

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat. April 18 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $80 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six

 
 
  
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.
 
 

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