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The Writing Life

Writing from the Body

by John Lee

Paperback – 144 pages (December 1994)
St. Martin’s Press; ISBN: 0312115369 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 8.22 x 5.46

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“Let Me Ask You a Question” – The Art of the Interview

Saturday, May 2nd, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
$55 members/$65 non-members    San Francisco

Special Package Deal: Take this afternoon Interviewing workshop along with Cary’s morning “Breaking into Magazine Writing” workshop and get a discount: $95 for members, $115 for non-members.  You must be sure to select the “Breaking into Mags/Interviewing” option when you register.

“In order to write a good magazine article, you have to do good research,” says instructor Cary Pepper. “And part of doing good research is doing a good interview. In this class you’ll learn: how to get that interview…the pros and cons of interviewing in person and by phone…how to prepare so you’re at your best… techniques for getting good quotations…how to control an interview…what to do when things don’t go as planned…how to make the most of unexpected moments…and what to do if an interview begins to go bad.

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Magazine Writers Roundtable

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Friday, Nov. 20th, 7-10 p.m.  San Franciscoregister_off-70x18
$35 members/$45 non-members

You’ve taken the magazine writing class (or maybe you haven’t), and you’re out there, trying to make it all work: seeking ideas for articles, finding markets for your pitches, putting together query letters, and dealing with editors — before, during and after assignments. Have questions? Want a little advice? Curious about how other people are doing it? Feel like exchanging ideas about what’s working and what’s not? Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Your Writer’s Voice – 9-Week Class

delorenzochris.jpg9 Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Dec. 15 (9 weeks, skip 11/24), 7-9:30 p.m.
$335 members/$365 others
San Francisco

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We all have “writing voices,” but often we can’t really “hear” those voices ourselves, even when others can. In this class, you’ll learn to hear what’s unique about your writing voice, jumpstart your writing, and produce new work.

“What I want you to get out of this workshop,” says instructor Chris DeLorenzo, “is a sense of how your voice comes across as one-of-a-kind, and how writing can be fun and experimental.  Only then can you learn to let go of self-conscious writing—writing that sounds the way you think it’s supposed to sound.”

The exercises in this class focus on producing writing with concrete details, description and dialogue, along with a healthy dose of playfulness to balance the serious stuff.

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Elaine Beale: Creative Writing Boot Camp

elainebeale825093 Sundays, September 11 – September 25, 2-5pm 
$170 members/$190 others 
Testimonials for Elaine

You’re interested in improving your creative writing skills and you definitely want to write more. But attending a five- or nine-week class just won’t fit into your busy schedule. It’s too challenging to make anything more than a short-term commitment for now.

This workshop is designed for people just like you. Over three weeks, we’ll put you on the fast track to becoming a better writer and help you figure out how to get more writing done.

Over a short time, you’ll learn the fundamentals of what makes good writing. You’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes made by “apprentice” writers. You’ll get an opportunity to practice writing skills, get feedback, and get your creative juices flowing. And you’ll get support in developing a writing routine that works for you.

“Of course, every writer’s voice is different and everyone has their own individual style,” says instructor Elaine Beale. “Nevertheless, there are some fundamental guidelines to writing effective and powerful creative prose. Everyone should learn them. In fact, learning those guidelines can help you find your voice as a writer.”

Designed for anyone who wants to newly explore creative writing or improve their skills, Creative Writing Boot Camp will be highly interactive. There’ll be lively discussion, in-class exercises, and plenty of inspiration. What’s more, each week you’ll leave with materials and assignments that will help you put into practice what you’ve learned.

“We’ll pack a lot in,” says Elaine. “It will definitely be a ‘boot camp.’ But it will also be a fun, focused, and highly productive three weeks.”

Elaine Beale’s second novel, Another Life Altogether, was published by Random House in 2010. It has received praise from the Boston Globe, Lambda Literary, Curve Magazine, the Bay Area Reporter, and Publishers Weekly, among others, and it was featured in Oprah Magazine. Elaine was the winner of the 2007 Poets and Writers California Writers Exchange Award and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has taught creative writing for more than a decade.

Creating Fiction: Instructions and Insights from Teachers of our Associated Writing Programs

edited by Julie Checkoway

Hardcover
– 304 pages (April 1999)
Story Pr; ISBN: 1884910408 ;
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The Elements of Style

by William Strunk and E.B. White

Paperback
(August 1999)
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Hardcover – 239 pages (September 1994)
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Tune In to Your Inner Editor – For writers in ALL genres!

Cheryl Ossola Sunday, April 5th, 10 am to 4 pm; San Francisco
$95 members/$110 non-members

Would you like to learn how to recognize the deadwood in your copy? Do you want to write punchier sentences, free of redundancies and clunky phrasing? Does an assigned word count fill you with fear?

If you’re like most writers, you probably have trouble editing your own work. Sure, it would be nice to hire an editor every time you needed one, “but let’s face it,” says instructor Cheryl Ossola, “most of us are on our own.” So why not tune in to your inner editor? Come spend a day learning how to prune text without sacrificing content, thus making more room for all the facts and insights that give your writing power.

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Humor Writing – Transforming life’s disasters into laughter

pamelabass21 Nine Weeks, 7-9:30 p.m. San Francisco
$335 members/$365 others (this class is not currently scheduled)

Have you ever noticed that your most neurotic traits make for funny stories? Have you found yourself laughing over past personal disasters? In this class you’ll explore ways to craft these tales into prose. “Director Mike Nichols once said, ‘The great thing about being an artist is that for most people a shitty day is just a shitty day, but for us it’s all material,'” notes instructor Pamela Bass. Class members will explore the writings of funny writers such as Anne Lamott, David Sedaris and Jazmin Darznik. You’ll also do in-class and take-home writing exercises, to be shared and discussed in a supportive way.

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Approaching Difficult Material With Craft and Courage

5 Tuesdays, Oct. 12th-Nov. 9th, 7-9:30 p.m. Berkeley
$185 members/$215 others

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Writing about physical illness, emotional pain, childhood trauma, addiction, and other difficult circumstances can present writers with some unique challenges, and also some unique opportunities.  How can we ensure that deeply personal writing will be compelling and even luminous for our readers? How can we avoid getting mired in emotional or linguistic ruts? That’s where both the craft and the courage come in!

“When we dive consciously and skillfully into personally difficult material, whatever the genre, we can deepen our ability to see and hold complexity, name truth, and, ultimately, connect with our readers – as well as with ourselves – more powerfully,” says instructor Ruth L. Schwartz.

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Fake Fiction Class

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Ben Jackson: Intro to Creative Writing

Ben_Jackson5 Tuesdays, August 16 – September 20, 7-9:30pm   Berkeley
Skip August 23
$215 members/$245 others  
Testimonials 

In this beginner’s course, you’ll be introduced to creative nonfiction (i.e., personal essays/memoirs), fiction, and poetry. Ben will give you writing prompts to spark your imagination and to draw out stories. In fun and instructive exercises, you’ll explore craft basics such as developing compelling characters and creating believable dialogue.

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Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft

by Janet Burroway

Paperback – 480 pages 5th edition (July 1999)
Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0321026896 ;
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Sin and Syntax : How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

by Constance Hale

Hardcover – 224 pages 1 Ed edition (June 1, 1999)
Broadway Books; ISBN: 0767903080
Dimensions (in inches): 1.14 x 8.56 x 5.32

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Intro to Screenwriting – The five stages of writing any screenplay

Five Sundays, June 3rd thru July 1st, 7-9:30 p.m. San Francisco
$165 members/$195 non-members

The basic premise behind almost every successful feature film can be stated in one simple sentence: Someone we care about wants something badly and is having a terrible time getting it. "Pretty simple, right?" says instructor Terrel Seltzer.  "But how do you make a character sympathetic? How do you establish a compelling desire?  How do you structure rising tension so that the Hollywood Reader keeps turning the page? That’s the art and the craft of screenwriting." 

In this class, every aspect of writing your screenplay will be explored in the following five stages:  Story Concept; Characters; Plot Structure; Individual Scenes; Writing Visually. "As in my nine-week class," says Terrel, "my approach is to teach by personal example, to provide a professional insider’s look at the screenwriting process.  By studying scripts of well known movies and referencing my own work, I’ll take you through the process of choosing and writing a viable story premise, and then how to work that premise into a feature length screenplay." Writing assignments (for those who want to do them) will encourge students to devolop an idea, or to hone an alreadly written screenplay into a more polished spec script.

Terrel Seltzer is a self-taught screenwriter. She learned the craft by watching and outlining literally hundreds of movies.  Her career started in the Bay Area, working with SF director Wayne Wang, for whom she wrote the screenplays for the independent films Chan is Missing and Dim Sum. Her two produced Hollywood screenplays are How I Got into College (with Lara Flynn Boyle and Anthony Edwards) and One Fine Day (with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Cloony). Currently, she has two scripts in development: Magick written for director Robert Zemeckis at Dreamworks,  and Foolproof, a spec script recently optioned by Warner Brother Classics.

Busting through Writer’s Block

elainebeale82509Saturday, Oct. 17th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     San Franciscoregister_off-70x18
$95 members/$110 non-members

ATTENTION: This class is no longer open. Please don’t register for it.

Writer’s block.  It’s the curse of even the most experienced writer and stops beginners before they’ve even put a word on the page.  We may believe that we want to write, but instead we find ourselves rearranging the spice rack, repainting the kitchen, sorting our sock drawer.  Or perhaps we do actually get down a few sentences, but we don’t like what we’ve written or even if we do, we don’t think anyone else will be interested in what we have to say.  Or we just feel uninspired, in need of an infusion of energy.

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Books to the Sky – Writing for Children

5 Weeks, 7-9:30 p.m  Berkeley
$185 members/$215 non-members

“The greatest stories we read as children still live large in our memories,” says Lindsey Alexander. “From Charlotte’s Web to Harry Potter to Where the Wild Things Are, the books we discover as children shape us, inspire us to read on, and maybe even turn us into writers.”

If you’re eager to share a story with the next generation of readers, this workshop will help acquaint you with the basics of writing for children, stoke your creative fire, and hone your writing craft. Whether you’re interested in picture books, chapter books, or young adult novels, this class will help you to begin new projects or further develop projects that you’ve already begun. Class time will be divided between craft discussions, writing exercises, and some peer critique. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the children’s book genre — the various formats, audiences, and markets for your work. We’ll also have the opportunity for a conversation and studio tour with published author and illustrator Thacher Hurd.

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Alice Templeton: Embodied Writing – Giving Shape to Darkness

3 Mondays, November 28 – December 12, 7-9:30pm
$145 members/$165 others   
        

   

Many of us want to write about the difficult events in our personal lives. And news of shootings, terrorism, and natural disasters in the civic realm also call out for our response. With so much painful material circulating in and around us, the task of writing about these situations might seem straightforward, yet doubts abound: Where are the words? Hasn’t everything already been said? Who wants to hear my story?

This class offers tools to help you write about pain with clarity and complexity. “It’s natural for writers to want to avoid dark material,” says Alice Templeton, “but giving shape to the darkness can yield our best and most satisfying writing.

“For me the challenge is to believe in the uniqueness of my story and in my sincere need to express it. Once I find a creative way into the writing—a phrase, a rhythm, an image—I start to trust my project, and it becomes possible for the story to unfold.

“Our task as writers is to work against abstraction by imaginatively embodying the subject for ourselves and our readers. When we do this work, suffering often gives way to transformation.”

The class provides writing exercises, along with literary examples, to help writers get past obstacles and practice embodied ways of expressing pain. We will look at excerpts by Claudia Rankine, Alice Sebold, Paul Celan, and others. Writers of all genres are welcome.

Alice Templeton’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Calyx, Asheville Poetry Review, and elsewhere, and her chapbook Archaeology won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press. Alice has been a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Moulin a Nef (France), Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony. She teaches creative writing and humanities at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco.

Finding Your Writer’s Voice

by Thaisa Frank and Dorothy Wall

Paperback – 256 pages (January 1997)
St. Martin’s Press; ISBN: 0312151284 ;
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Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English

by Patricia T. O’Connor

Paperback – 227 pages (August 1998)
Riverhead Books; ISBN: 1573226254 ;
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Hardcover – 227 pages (September 1996)
Putnam Pub Group (T); ISBN: 0399141960 ;
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Write from Real Life – Personal Essays Workshop

register_off-70x18.gifNine Sundays,  July 15th thru Sept. 22nd

(no class Sept. 2nd), 7-9:30 p.m. Berkeley
$315 members/$345 non-members

This class combines the energy and expertise of two of our favorite teachers, Suzy Parker and Alison Luterman. Suzy will help you get those creative juices flowing. She’ll rip through the nuts and bolts of the personal essay by presenting dozens of quick and clever exercises, and by examining your own and other people’s essays. "I like to pack as much into class as possible," says Suzy. "Students will leave every week with an abundance of new and imaginative ideas."

Alison will focus on helping you to identifying your personal themes, the stories you each return to tell, over and over again. "Every one of us is neck-deep in the middle of our own long and winding stories – stories that, when shared, can help us to bridge the gap between ourselves and the rest of the world," she says. "What’s wonderful about finding and honing these stories – about being a writer, in fact – is that it redeems everything, even the moment of burning shame when you flunked the driving test three times, even the fact that you could never decide what you wanted to be when you grew up. It reminds you that once you were twenty and limber and unafraid to sleep in the cornfield when hitchhiking across France. And, like the smell of fresh coffee or the first kiss of summer on your cheek, it heightens the senses. We’ll workshop your essays from the standpoint of craft, voice, and structure, using the techniques of fiction writing, playwriting, and even poetry to enliven your writing."

Suzy Parker has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, The Sun, Hope, the Chattahoochee Review, Salon.com, ZYZZYVA and elsewhere. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and KQED’s Perspectives. She is a winner of the Richard J. Margolis National Literary Award, the California Independent Newspapers’ Writer Prize and the Best of the West Award for most outstanding columnist in a daily newspaper west of the Mississippi. The movie rights to her memoir, Tumbling After, have been optioned by HBO. Her personal essay column appears weekly in the Berkeley Daily Planet.

Alison Luterman has been shamelessly telling tales from her own life ever since she could grip a sweaty pencil. She has published essays in The Sun, Radiance, Response, The East Bay Express, and The Boston Phoenix. Her book of poems, The Largest Possible Life, won The Cleveland State University Poetry Prize. She has taught poetry to thousands of school children through California Poets in the schools. The great love of her life is performing improvisational dance, singing, storytelling and poetry through the Wing It! performance ensemble. She has given workshops and readings around the country, and recently completed her first full-length play, Saying Kaddish with my Sister.

"Alison Luterman’s teaching style…."

"…touching and delicious…"

 "Thanks to everyone…"

"…I’ve already gotten my money’s worth!…"

Revision Play Day

jane502Sunday, March 7th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.     San Francisco
$95 members/$110 non-members  register_off-70x18

“Writing a rough first draft often feels more like play than work,” says Jane Underwood. “The words flow or even burst out, and you can be swept up in the thrill of simply getting something, anything down onto paper.

“Revision, on the other hand, tends to come in fits and starts, and to many beginners (or even pros!) feels more like work than play. But if you want to be a serious writer, you’ve got to rise to the revision challenge. You must go back and add more. Or, conversely, go back and subtract. You also have to think about things like order and structure and, god forbid, what you’re really trying to say. The list goes on. Your revision options are so numerous they can be downright daunting. But guess what: it doesn’t have to be that way. Revision can be pleasurable, exciting, and even fun. Yep, fun.

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Exploring Your Writer’s Voice

delorenzochris.jpg This class is not being offered next session, but check out Chris’s other 1-day workshop: Writing from the Fingertips.
$95 members/$110 non-members San Francisco

Note: We also offer a 9-week version of this class, which many people take on a regular basis.  It’s an excellent class for beginners or anyone else who wants to keep generating new material while exploring their voice as a writer.

We all have “writing voices,” but often we can’t really “hear” those voices ourselves, even when others can. In this class, you’ll learn to hear what’s unique about your writing voice, jumpstart your writing, and produce new work.

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Summer Classes Listed by Day of the Week (San Francisco & Berkeley)

 

SAN FRANCISCO & BERKELEY

NOTE: The list below is currently being updated to show all summer classes.

The update will be done by June 1st.

SATURDAYS

San Francisco:

I Want to Write BUT: A Kick in the “But” Class…for YOU?  – Jane Underwood
July 13: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Intro to Poetry: Finding Your Comfort Ground – Ben Jackson
July 20: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Lurking in the Shadows: Dangerous Women, Bad Boys, & Twisted Sisters – Katia Noyes
July 27: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Tiny Kingdoms: Writing and Publishing the VERY Short Story – Andy Touhy
Aug. 3: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Historical Fiction: Facts & Fibs Combined–What Fun! – Jess Wells
Aug. 10: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Full-Tilt Prose: Let Your Sentences Soar!Katia Noyes
Aug. 17-Sept. 21 (5 weeks, skip Aug. 31): 2-4:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Memoir Writing: Mine and Refine Your Memories – Kathleen McClung
Aug. 24-Sept. 28 (5 weeks, skip Aug. 31st ) 10:30 am-1 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Berkeley:

Creative Writing: Delving Deeper – Elaine Beale
June 1-29 (5 weeks): 10:30 am-1 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Writing Funny For Blogs, YouTube or…What’s That Other Thing? – PRINT! (And Getting Paid For It, Too!)– Stan Sinberg
June 1-29 (5 weeks): 2-4:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Inspiring the Muse: A Day to Jumpstart Your Writing – Elaine Beale
July 13: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

Turn Your Hard-Won Wisdom into a Self-Help or Personal Growth Book – Ruth Schwartz
July 20: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

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July 27: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

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Aug. 3: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

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Aug. 10: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)

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Aug. 17-Sept. 21 (5 weeks, skip Aug. 31): 10:30 am-1 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Fabulous Fiction: Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy & More – Nick Mamatas
Aug. 17-Sept. 21 (5 weeks, skip Aug. 31) 2-4:30 pm $215 members/$245 others

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SUNDAYS

San Francisco:

Writing Children’s Picture Books: More than Just Child’s Play – Shirin Bridges
July 14-Aug. 11 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Daily Write Round Robin: Community, Creativity, Commitment – Jane Underwood
July 21 (mandatory attendance) and Sept. 22 10:30 am-1 pm (plus every day online between meetings) $195 members/$225 others

Journaling: Turn Your Life into Art – Ben Jackson
Aug. 18-Sept. 22 (5 weeks, skip Sept. 1st) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Persistent Poets: Fearless Poets Continuation Class – Julie Bruck
Aug. 18-Jan. 5 (6 meetings: Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 5) 2:30-5 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Berkeley:

Starting Your Novel: Begin at the Beginning – Samuel Sattin
June 2-30 (5 weeks) 2-4:30 pm   $215 members/$245 others

Intro to Fiction: You Can’t Build a House without a Foundation – Junse Kim
July 14-Aug. 11 (5 weeks) 2-4:30 pm    $215 members/$245 others

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July 14-Sept. 15 (9 weeks, skip Sept. 1st) 7-9:30 pm   $365 members/$395 others

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Aug. 18-Sept. 22 (5 weeks, skip Sept. 1st) 2-4:30 pm   $215 members/$245 others

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MONDAYS

San Francisco:

Starting Your Novel: Get a Foothold on Your Project – Karen Bjorneby
June 3-July 1 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

“Combo” Class: Intro to Fiction with Junse Kim, followed by Starting Your Novel with Karen Bjorneby)
July 15-Sept. 23 (skip Sept. 2; 10 weeks for same price as a 9-week class) 7-9:30 pm   $365 members/$395 others

Intro to Fiction: You Can’t Build a House without a Foundation – Junse Kim
July 15-Aug. 12 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Starting Your Novel: Get a Foothold on Your Project – Karen Bjorneby
Aug. 19-Sept. 23 (5 weeks, skip Sept. 2) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Berkeley:

Discovering Your Poetry: Uncover the Gems Alison Luterman
 July 15-Aug. 12 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others 

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Aug. 19-Sept. 23 (5 weeks, skip Sept. 2) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others 

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TUESDAYS

San Francisco:

Intro to Creative Writing: Having Fun with the Fundamentals – Jenny Pritchett
July 16-Sept. 10 (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Berkeley:

Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs – Alison Luterman
July 16-Sept. 10 (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $365 members/$395 others

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WEDNESDAYS

San Francisco:

Playwriting 101: A Crash Course in Writing for the Theater & Beyond – Patricia Cotter
May 29-June 26 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $215 members/$245 others

Intro to Personal Essays: Telling Your Real Life Stories – Jenny Pritchett
July 17-Sept. 11 (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Berkeley:

“Combo” Special: Raw Writing & Intro to Creative Writing – Andy Touhy and Elaine Beale
July 24-Sept. 25 (10 weeks, same price as a 9-week class) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Raw Writing: Generating New Material  – Andy Touhy
July 24-Aug. 21  (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $215 members/$245 others

Intro to Creative Writing: Having Fun with the Fundamentals  – Elaine Beale
Aug. 28-Sept. 25  (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $215 members/$245 others

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THURSDAYS

San Francisco:

Honing the Art of Storytelling: Fiction Workshop – Andy Touhy
July 18-Aug. 15 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm    $215 members/$245 others

Fearless Poetry Workshop – Julie Bruck
Aug. 22-Sept. 19 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $215 members/$245 others

Berkeley:

Intro to Creative Writing: Having Fun with the Fundamentals – Elaine Beale
May 30-June 27 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $215 members/$245 others

The Fiction Gym: Strengthening Your Writing in a Workshop Setting – Cary Groner
July 18-Sept. 12  (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm   $365 members/$395 others

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FRIDAYS

San Francisco:

Honing the Art of Storytelling: Fiction Workshop Continuation – Andy Touhy
Aug. 16-Jan. 10 (Six months: Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 10) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Novel Writing Continuation Workshop: Don’t Stop Now! – Karen Bjorneby
Aug. 23-Jan. 17 (Six months: Aug. 23, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

Berkeley:

Beyond the First Draft: Works-in-Progress – Jess Wells
July 19-Dec. 6 (Six months: July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 6) 7-9:30 pm  $365 members/$395 others

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SPECIAL PAYMENTS OPTION

Elaine Beale & Karen Bjorneby: Writing a Novel – 10-Week Class + Final Reading/Celebration

11 Wednesdays, September 28 – December 14, 7-9:30pm
Skip November 23
$550 members/$590 others

Writing a successful novel demands a lot of a writer: from creating compelling dialogue and description, to crafting a gripping plot. Novelists need to develop convincing characters, create settings that make their story vivid, and write in a voice that makes their work unique.

The Writing Salon is offering two five-week classes on novel writing. These will help newbie novelists make their first steps in the genre and provide guidance to those who may have already started their book.

In this extended 10-week class, you will participate in Elaine Beale’s Building the Framework for the first 5 weeks and Karen Bjorneby’s Filling in the Frame for the second 5 weeks. In addition, on December 14, both teachers will lead a final night of readings and discussions, topped off with a celebration after 10 weeks of novel writing.

Elaine Beale’s second novel, Another Life Altogether, was published by Random House in 2010. It has received praise from the Boston Globe, Lambda Literary, Curve Magazine, the Bay Area Reporter, and Publishers Weekly, among others, and it was featured in Oprah Magazine. Elaine was the winner of the 2007 Poets and Writers California Writers Exchange Award and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has taught creative writing for more than a decade.

Karen Bjorneby is the author of Hurricane Season, which received Foreword’s Honorable Mention as best independent/university press short fiction collection of the year. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in over two dozen publications including The Threepenny Review, The Sun, North American Review, StoryQuarterly, and online at Poetry Daily and Able Muse. She’s received a Pushcart Special Mention citation, two other Pushcart nominations, a National Magazine Award nomination, and she was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. She recently secured representation for her novel Naked, Shining, and Alive.

In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop

by Steve Kowit

Paperback – 288 pages (June 1995)
Tilbury House Publishers; ISBN: 0884481492 ;
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Get Published: 100 Top Magazine EditorsTell You How

by Diana Gage and Marcia Coppess

Paperback – 590 pages Rev&Updtd edition (March 1994)
Henry Holt (Paper); ISBN: 0805026894 ;
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Raw Writing – A class for generating new work

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This class is not being offered next session.
$95 members/$110 non-members   Berkeley

“Not long ago I was feeling distant and unconnected from my writing,” says instructor Jamey Genna, “trying too hard to create a finished product even before I had more than a rough beginning.  I was also encountering a lot of writing friends who were stalled in their work: novelists who had written the first 50 pages and then stopped themselves by doing constant revision; short story writers who had ideas for stories but no inspiring atmosphere or time to sit down and put pen to paper.  I decided it might be time for me to: 1) put a hold on studying craft, 2) stop revising so much, and 3) get back to generating more new material.

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Cary Groner: The Fiction Gym – A Workshop Focused on Craft

9 Wednesdays, January 18 – March 15, 7-9:30pm
$445 members/$475 non-members 
Testimonials for Cary

*This course is designed for those who are serious about improving their writing through an understanding of craft, with an eye toward publication and applying to MFA programs.

Fiction writing engages our hearts, challenges our minds, and helps us connect with our own inner lives and those of our readers. It’s also an excellent way to have fun. This workshop will create a common ground for participants to discover more about their interests as writers, to mentor each other, and to improve at this most ineffable of crafts.

We’ll begin with exercises and homework assignments designed to free the imagination and encourage exploration. We’ll discuss each other’s assignments, then segue gently into more structured work incorporating foundational aspects of fiction that include character, point of view, motivation, conflict, and dialogue.

Because few things are more humbling, or enlightening, than sampling masters of the trade, we’ll also read published stories and discuss them in the context of these craft considerations. By the end of the course, participants will have written several exercises and completed one story, short or long.

“Good writing is about empathy—how writers understand their characters and how the reader comes to share that understanding,” says instructor Cary Groner. “This course is designed to develop that empathy through exercises and assignments, then strengthen the writer’s craft through drafting and revision of a story.”

Cary Groner’s debut novel, Exiles (Spiegel & Grau / Random House), was a Chicago Tribune best book of 2011. His short stories have won numerous awards, including the Glimmer Train fiction open, and appeared there and in other venues that include American Fiction, Mississippi Review, Southern California Review, Sycamore Review, Tampa Review, Zymbol, and Salamander.  Cary earned his MFA in 2009 from the University of Arizona, where he also taught undergraduate fiction writing. His students have been accepted at several prestigious MFA programs, including the University of Texas’s Michener Center, Johns Hopkins, the University of Tampa, and Antioch.

Inventing Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir

by William Zinsser

Paperback – 224 pages Revised edition (May 1998)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 0395901502 ;
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How to Get Happily Published

by Judith Appelbaum

Paperback – 380 pages 5th edition (April 1998)
HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0062735098 ;
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“Let’s Get Busy” Screenwriting Seminar – Get your story map down on paper!

Two Saturdays, Nov. 10 & 17, 9 am to 6 pm, Berkeley;
$295 members/$325 non-members

“If you write it, they will come” is instructor Terrel Seltzer’s writing mantra for herself and her students.  But how to write “it” – the spec script that will open doors – is the rub.  “Respecting the form of screenplay structure is key,” says Terrel. “Hitting all the dramatic marks in 110 pages is a major part of the creativity.” The other rub is sitting down and getting the work done.

“Let’s Get Busy” is a fast-paced, two-day intensive designed for those looking for advanced instruction on how to hone their movie idea – and get it down on paper! You’ll do this by developing a working “story map” that can serve as a guide to follow in writing the script. Starting with this premise, you’ll use writing exercises to identify the “Major Dramatic Question,” then develop the “Five Structural Tent Poles” to ensure that your story has sufficient turning points, conflict and escalation. Finally, you’ll fill in eleven “character beats” to describe the protagonist, his/her goals, what keeps him from his/her goals, the theme, and resolution.

The workshop will be two packed days of writing, interactive class discussion, positive encouragement, and always lots of laughs and fun.  The goal will be to write a tight and active one page Story Map that will clarify how your unique story unfolds from its basic premise to its climax and resolution.  So come with an idea, a favorite writing tool, and a burning desire to finally get it down on paper!

NOTE: This workshop is designed for writers who already taken at least one prior screenwriting class. Beginners should take Terrel’s 9-week introductory screenwriting workshop before signing up for this seminar.

Terrel Seltzer is a self-taught screenwriter. She learned the craft by watching and outlining literally hundreds of movies.  Her career started in the Bay Area, working with SF director Wayne Wang, for whom she wrote the screenplays for the independent films Chan is Missing and Dim Sum. Her two produced Hollywood screenplays are How I Got into College (with Lara Flynn Boyle and Anthony Edwards) and One Fine Day (with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Cloony). Currently, she has two scripts in development: Magick written for director Robert Zemeckis at Dreamworks,  and Foolproof, a spec script recently optioned by Warner Brother Classics.

Poetry and Surprise

BruckCroppedOne Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  San Francisco
$55 members/$65 non-members
(this class is not currently scheduled)

“When U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan decided to take up poetry,” says instructor Julie Bruck, “she began by picking tarot cards at random, writing a poem to each until she’d exhausted the deck. This, she said, was a way for her to discover her themes. By her own account, her process hasn’t changed much, but there’s a thrill that goes into unwrapping her short, highly-compressed poems that is a direct transmission of the play that goes into their making.

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Memoir Writers Roundtable – Suggestions, support, solidarity

mcclungnew21Friday, March 12th, 7-10 p.m. San Francisco register_off-70x18
$35 members/$45 others

You’re embarked on writing a book-length memoir. You’re acquainted with the fundamentals of memoir, but perhaps you’re finding some doubts creeping in as you work on your book:  Is my story really that compelling? How do I clear away the clutter and get to the heart of my story? And how exactly am I going to end the book?

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Kate Montgomery: Marketing to the Film & Television Industry

Katie Montgomery Screenwriting1 Saturday, February 4, 10am-4pm
$130 members/$145 non-members
Testimonials for Kate

Film and TV producers receive thousands of screenplays every year. Most never make it past a brief mention in a development meeting and many never even make it that far. Unless a respected agent or manager is submitting your work, or an established producer is in your corner, even the most brilliant project stands little chance of being made. To make it to the screen, a project must win the support of  the decision makers who can give it the “green light”.

But how is this done?  Where do you start if you don’t have an agent and don’t know any producers, directors or show runners?  “It takes knowledge, creativity and persistence to break into the entertainment industry,” says indie writer-director-producer Kate Montgomery. “And it can take decades to figure out the things I’m sharing in this 6-hour workshop.”

Through a combination of lectures, writing exercises, games and group discussion, you’ll learn:

  • How to target market your work to the right companies.
  • How to create a package that helps your project to stand out.
  • How to cold call.
  • How to write a compelling query letter.
  • How to get an Agent.
  • How a film project is “packaged”.
  • What goes into a “Series Bible”.
  • How to bypass the traditional “gate keepers”.
  • The difference between a Major, a Mini, an Indie and a Buyer.
  • How a project goes from pitch to Series on Network and Cable.

Kate Montgomery wrote, directed and produced the Sundance indie feature Christmas in the Clouds, which won top honors at festivals in Austin, Santa Fe, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Ft. Lauderdale, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey & Roger Ebert. She executive produced the micro-indie, Ever Since the World Ended, which won at the SF Indie Fest and the London Sci-Fi Film Festival. She has optioned & sold screenplays to producers and studios in the US, Canada and UK, and works for hire as a script editor and production consultant. Her current feature projects include the Italian romantic comedy Pane Vine, and the western Stealing Lily, for which she also wrote the adaptation.

The Observation Deck: A Tool Kit for Writers

by Naomi Epel

Paperback – 160 pages Book&cards edition (September 1998)
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811814815 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 1.63 x 6.65 x 5.13

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How to Write Irresistable Query Letters

by Lisa Collier Cool

Paperback – 136 pages (March 1990)
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898793912 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.00 x 6.03

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How to Write a Great Nonfiction Book Proposal – and Book!

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Berkeley
$85 members/$95 non-members

If you dream of writing a nonfiction book – self-help, how-to, biography, memoir or any other nonfiction genre – your first step (not your last) is to write a dynamite book proposal. A good, solid book proposal doesn’t merely sell your book, it helps you WRITE your book. “You’ll write a smarter, more focused book,” says instructor Eric Maisel, “if you write the proposal as you write the book.” In this class, through discussion and exercises, you’ll look at 14 elements of book proposal writing that will help you to hone your idea, frame your theme, pick an effective title, write a sample chapter, organize your table of contents, and more. Whether you have only a vague idea for a book or a completed first draft, this class will show you what you need to do in order to create a proposal that will sell your book.

Eric Maisel is the author of The Art of the Book Proposal: How to Effectively Present Yourself and Your Ideas to Agents and Editors (Tarcher/Putnam). He has helped numerous clients improve their book proposals and sell their books, and has himself written and sold more than thirty books – Fearless Creating, A Life in the Arts, Deep Writing, The Creativity Book, The Van Gogh Blues, Sleep Thinking, Affirmations for Artists, Living the Writer’s Life and more. When not writing books, he works as a creativity coach and psychotherapist.

“Eric’s class is just great!”

Want to Sell Your Book? Write a Fabulous Book Proposal

dianne-jacobheadshot20081Five Weeks, 7-9:30 p.m  Berkeley
$185 members/$215 non-members
(this class is not currently scheduled)

Have you started working on a nonfiction book or memoir (or already completed one?). Have you written your book proposal yet? If not, you’re going to need one. Typically, a proposal is written before the book, but if you’ve already written the book, you’ll still need one. The proposal is the document you send to literary agents and/or editors. It’s essentially a sales pitch, making a case for why the book needs to be written, why now, and why you’re the best person for the job.

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Word Painting (Show Don’t Tell) with Jane Underwood

“This workshop met my expectations 100%. My two favorite exercises really showed me that being more descriptive doesn’t have to be difficult, it can be fun. I really enjoyed Jane’s teaching style: relaxed, supportive, friendly. She created a safe space for everyone and their writing; the class flowed. I was feeling blocked for quite sometime, and these exercises  helped me feel creative again. Overall, I got a good kick in the pants to get writing again.” — Kim Scherer

“The exercises and your comments were extremely useful. I am back at my writing table and I still visualize and hear Miss Dennis. 1000 thanks for this wonderful day and also for the 37 Fun Exercises. I certainly intend to use them all! — Jocelyne Guilbault

Leora Fridman: Blank Slate & Blank Page – A Workshop in Generative Writing

1 Saturday, February 11, 10am-4pm
$130 members/$145 non-members

Class is Closed.

Do you love writing and want to express yourself, but feel intimidated by the blank page? In this course we will focus on the tender excitement of getting started: we will learn to see the opportunity in the blank page and the outlines of a sculpture that lies within a blank slate. We will look beyond just our notebooks and keyboards for inspiration, and will learn strategies and structures to get going that include prompts from a variety of genres, using the visual, the somatic, and other modalities of the body and mind.

“Once we respond to several kinds of prompts, we’ll then create prompts for one another and reflect on what is most effective to get (and keep) each of us moving,” says instructor Leora Fridman. “At the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of your writing process, a selection of prompts you can use moving forward, as well as brand-new starts that you can draw from and revise on your own time. This course is appropriate for those with lots of experience in writing and for those with very little experience—the purpose of the course is to (learn to) generate your own momentum in ways that will be useful across all genres of writing.”

Leora Fridman is the author of My Fault (Cleveland State University Press, 2016) in addition to five chapbooks, and is currently at work on a book of nonfiction. Her poems, prose, and translations appear and are forthcoming in magazines including Tricycle Magazine, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, and jacket2. Leora holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and from Brown University, and has taught for universities and community organizations across the country. She is a recipient of multiple grants and honors from supporters including the Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Dorot Foundation. More at leorafridman.com.

On Becoming a Novelist

by John Gardner

Paperback – 172 pages (October 1999)
W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 0393320030 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 8.27 x 5.52

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Literary Agents: What They Do, How They Do It,

by Michael Larsen

Paperback
– 207 pages 1 edition (July 30, 1996)
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 047113046X ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 9.03 x 6.03

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Freelance Magazine Writing – Your license to probe the world

Nine Tuesdays, July 15th-Sept. 9th, 7-9:30 p.m.
$335 members/$365 non-members;
Location: San Francisco

“I’ve done stories on everything from home computers — back when only three companies were making them — to a portrait of the Sherman House (a landmark hotel that survived the 1906 earthquake) to a profile of the Emmy Award-winning sound engineer who worked on Basic Instinct,” says Cary Pepper. “But my favorite piece is probably the one I did about a new reading program for kindergartners; the kids pulled me right into the class and I learned more that one day than I ever learned in kindergarten. That’s one of the things I love most about magazine writing — it’s a constant learning process. It gives you a license to probe into how the world — and the people in it — work. It’s also the most accessible way to break into professional writing. Even when you have no publishing credits, if you come up with the right idea, and pitch it to the right editor at the right time, you can get the assignment.”

In this class Cary will provide a nuts-and-bolts workshop on writing the magazine article. “We’ll analyze elements of craft such as structure, flow, and language. Students will write an article on a topic of their choice, bring it in, and we’ll break down the specifics of each one. We’ll also discuss editing: its power as well as its pitfalls. We’ll also cover: How to get ideas…how to determine your market…why the query letter is as important (sometimes more!) than the actual article…how to write a query editors will read…the rules of the game (and when to break them)…getting rejected (and how to handle it)…getting accepted (and how to handle it)…dealing with editors… being a professional…using one article to get the next assignment…and putting yourself out there as a freelance magazine writer.”

Cary Pepper has been a freelance writer for 30 years. He has published dozens of articles in such publications as The New York Times, TV Guide, Premiere, Advertising Age, Town and Country, and Mad. He is also an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced throughout the U.S. and in Europe. He has taught writing at Media Alliance, the San Francisco Art Institute, and privately.

Crafting Childhood in Fiction and Memoir

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Saturday, NO DATE AT THIS TIME, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$95 members/$110 others

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Writing truthfully and artfully about our early childhood—before age 12—calls for a fine balance of skill and compassion, memory and imagination.  This mini-workshop, designed for both beginning and experienced writers, will provide practice and guidance to illuminate and enrich creative projects exploring the events, people, places, and inner worlds of childhood.

“My goal is to help memoirists, fiction writers, and poets write faithfully and evocatively about the girls and boys that they — or their fictional characters — once were,” says instructor Kathleen McClung. Read the rest of this entry »

Lies, Lies, Lies! Help Your Characters Engage in Deceit

One Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Berkeley and SF
$95 members/$110 others

Characters use all sorts of tactics to get what they want: seduction, insult, flattery, cleverness and more. But the tactic that takes the cake is deception. Sometimes they fool lovers, sometimes friends. More often than not, they also fool themselves. In this class, you’ll explore the ways characters lie and deceive.

“When people lie,” says instructor Aaron Henne,”we get a profound glimpse into who they really are. Their fears, concerns and, most of all, their desires are revealed by what they choose to obscure. By excavating their descents into treachery and fraud, we get closer to their truths. By revealing their foibles, we also reveal their needs.”

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Jess Wells: Short Story Workshop

5 Sundays, January 22 – February 19, 2-4:30pm
$275 members/$295 non-members
Testimonials for Jess

 

“The short form – stories and novellas – are my absolute favorite literary form,” says instructor Jess Wells. “They are multifaceted, beautifully compacted pieces of art. But they are not a snapshot or a verbal photograph – they have very hard work to do in a very short timeframe. In this class we will examine and practice both in class and as homework each of the five key topics that can make a tremendous difference in your crafting of short stories:

  • How to develop the emotional arc of characters by looking at their desires and the catalyst that makes them change
  • The classic 3-act structure of a story; the importance of internal theme and how it matches an external statement on humanity
  • Powerful beginnings that hook the reader immediately
  • Setting as a plot driver
  • Internal conflict and dialogue as characterization

“In each session I will give a short lecture,” Jess says. “Then we’ll work with your material and my worksheets on the topic (or sometimes as homework as well). Together we’ll read short story masters like Andrea Barrett, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and James Joyce, and discuss how their work illustrates the topic of the week. We’ll also make time to workshop specific pieces from those who volunteer, with group suggestions and kudos.”

Please bring a laptop or tablet, if possible, and work you have already created; or just come with your imagination and a desire to have fun.

Jess Wells is the author of thirteen volumes of work, including the novel A Slender Tether on the early years of Christine de Pizan, a pioneering thinker of the 14th century French court; and the novel The Mandrake Broom, dramatizing the fight to save medical knowledge during the witch-burning times in Europe (1465-1540). Wells is the winner of a San Francisco Art Commission Grant for Literature and a four-time finalist for the national Lambda Literary Award. Her work is included in dozens of anthologies and literary journals.

On Writing Well

by William Zinsser

Paperback
– 308 pages 6th Rev&up edition (April 1998)
Harper reference; ISBN: 0062735233 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 7.98 x 5.34

Our Price: $14.00

 

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