The Writing Studio
Welcome to my Writing Studio! I swear, the place is smack in the heart of a creative vortex. Time fades away there. I start writing, and find myself hours later, finishing another chapter to another novel.
I hosted my first writers retreat at my studio in March 2019. Participants enjoyed the woods where the studio is located, snugged deep inside Doug fir, alders, willow. A few deer showed up as well, blessing us with their calm, grace, and beauty.
If you’re interested in spending time working at my studio, please check out the 2019 schedule of events. All events come with coffee! Other refreshments too and healthy snacks to fuel your imagination. Our 1 hour lunches are relaxing and fun. We talk and get to know each other.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday Weekly Walks – beginning June 26th, finishing up August 28th – At 2P we meet at the studio, then take off on an hour-long walk around my neighborhood. We will be walking and talking fiction. I will be discussing everything from scene setting, character development, conflict building to storytelling devices and everything in-between. $25/walking session / $199 for all ten Wednesdays
3/30 & 31, 10A to 4P – Writers Retreat #1 – Spend a day in retreat, in physical motion, meditating, exploring, and immersive writing. $99
4/27, 10A to 4P – Drilling Down Character – Craft: how to deepen characterization for a full reader experience. $69 Learn more on the Facebook event page here: “Drilling Down Character” Facebook Event Page
5/18, 10A to 4P – Build Your eBook (part 1) – Self-publishing: the first steps to creating your eBook. From Word document to book cover, we will concentrate on what you will need to have in place for uploading your book onto the KDP platform. $49
5/25, 10A to 4P – Build Your eBook (part 2) – Self-publishing: going live on KDP with your eBook! This event will concentrate on uploading and marketing your eBook. This event will be held (in part) at my home for internet access. $49
7/27, 10A to 4P – Writers Retreat #2 – Spend a day in retreat, in physical motion, meditating, exploring, and immersive writing. $69
Every Saturday from 8/3 to 9/21, 11A to 3P – Muscle-up the Gut of Your Story: How to Write the Novel – Spend an intensive 8 weeks building your story from the ground up. By the end of this workshop, you will have the bones of your novel, one you will expand and finish in your own time. Several previous workshop participants have gone on to get major publishing contracts. Most ALWAYS complete their novels shortly after this workshop. $229
10/5, 10A to 4P – Oh! The Horror! – Writing a short story can be scary! Writing a short horror story can be down right spooky! You’ll write one full short story during this 6-hour event. In time to submit or self-publish online as an eBook. $69