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2021 Writing Classes

Registration is open! Develop a writing habit and learn to edit your own work with The Writing Habit and Edit Yourself, both online via the Writers Grotto:

The Writing Habit *ONLINE*

Tuesdays, Jan 26-Feb 3 | * ONLINE* | Are you feeling stuck or unmotivated to finish your novel, memoir, or short story collection? Are you a procrastinator? Are you easily distracted? Do you find yourself checking email, Facebook, and Instagram when you should be writing? You’re not alone!

This class is for all levels, beginners who want to kickstart a writing habit to professionals who need some encouragement. Incorporating lessons from Charles Duhigg’s New York Times bestseller The Power of Habit and Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning, I will help you design a writing routine that works for you and give you the tools to stick with it. You will set goals, create a plan for achieving those goals, and then get to work. This class is a five-session online version of my in-person Writing Habit class, giving you more tools and more personalized attention throughout the 28 days we’ll be meeting. Through our online class portal, you’ll have the opportunity to download class materials, upload assignments, and receive daily support and encouragement throughout the process.

Edit Yourself *ONLINE*

Thursdays, Feb 11-Feb 25 | * ONLINE* | Save 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 the manuscripts I edit. 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 fun, interactive three-week online workshop.

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