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“It can be a gift to be in a frame of mind where you really want to write something but you don’t know what to write about. It leaves you in a position where you’re ready to discover your material," says instructor Steve Mitchel. “But sometimes the problem is that we so desperately want to write something 'great' that we end up writing nothing at all. Well, the best way to get unstuck is to stop thinking and start writing.”

In this three-hour session, Steve will introduce you to a variety of writing exercises and prompts that you can use and reuse whenever you find yourself blocked. You’ll spend most of the three hours writing, and you’ll come away with renewed confidence in your ability to write at will.

“We won’t focus on finished products,” Steve says. “Instead, in a supportive environment, we’ll learn to trust the process so that we can finally get some sentences down onto the page.”

Whether you’re a beginner trying to write your first piece or an experienced writer stuck in the middle of your story or novel, this class is for you.



    Steve Mitchel earned a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, a J.D. from Northwestern University and an MFA in fiction writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He’s led writing workshops for adults throughout the Bay Area and tutors 3rd graders in reading and writing at John Muir Elementary in San Francisco. The recipient of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for his story “Dog People,” he recently completed his first novel.

  1. Saturday, February 08, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Steve was well prepared and very pleasant and the day flew by.

    Mary Ann


Sat, February 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

Due to extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, we are open to addressing cancellations on a case-by-case basis.

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