Registration for the Story Workshop is now open!
The Story Workshop is a real-time, online writing workshop with deadlines, instruction, community, accountability, support, and feedback. The form is similar to a traditional college writing workshop, but with refreshing distinctions. Revision is a beautiful part of the writing process, and you can learn how to enjoy it.
Just before the new year, I finished Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. It was incredible. I couldn’t put it down. I read the hardcover, and at 700+ pages, it was hefty — but that didn’t keep me from lugging it everywhere, because (did I say this already?) I couldn’t put it down! It might be my… [Read More]
These are the same reflections I ask my teachers to do every year at our Intensive retreat. My dear friend Hannah shared these questions with me for my 40th birthday, and I still use them every year. They’re kind of like a first aid kit for for my life. These will be perfect for you… [Read More]
As soon as the people start to line their eyelids with glitter and go to holiday parties, I press pause and gear down. This month, I’m just going to be unproductive and enjoy everything. I’ve set an autoresponder on my email that tells people not to expect timely replies. I will be reading, watching TV,… [Read More]
“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out Story is a State of Mind. Smart, encouraging, practical.”
— Margaret Atwood
You want to feel more connected to your writing, get out of your own way, and find joy in the writing process.
You love the flexibility of a self-paced program, and you are ready to commit to a personal writing practice.
You want to learn craft, style, and technique, and improve your writing so it will stand out when it’s on an editor’s desk.
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
The Story Intensive
I made the Story Intensive for smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work. Registration for the 2019 semester is now open.
Making writing a daily practice is easier than you think. Especially when you can have an irresistible writing prompt delivered straight to your inbox every day.
Consultations & Mentorship
When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.