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Memoir for Beginners now in Berkeley!

I’m excited to announce the Writers Grotto is now offering classes both online and in Berkeley as well as at our offices in San Francisco. My online Writing Habit is well underway, but I have two more classes coming up that still have room:

Memoir for Beginners (*Berkeley*)

Annie Lamott said, “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

It’s time to tell your stories! Join me at Sports Basement in Berkeley for Memoir for Beginners, a one-day workshop which will cover writing scenes vs summary, point of view, choosing a tense, sensory detail, and reflection. We’ll read passages from the masters, outline our narratives, and do in-class writing exercises to set you on a path to completing a draft of your memoir. Bring your laptop, lunch, and a friend. I’ll provide tea and snacks. Sunday, February 23, 10am-4pm



Edit Yourself  (*Online*)

Stephen King said, “To write is human, to edit is divine.”

Join the Gods in saving thousands of dollars hiring professional editors by learning to edit your own work! As a freelance book editor of 16 years, I see the same mistakes over and over in manuscripts. From exercises to improve your story arc, character development, dialogue, and description to tips for copyediting your completed manuscript, I’ll teach you how to turn your good manuscript into a great manuscript in this four-week workshop. Prepare to submit 10 pages of your work.


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