In this boot camp, you will build a daily writing habit, explore different craft elements of creative nonfiction, learn editing skills, and engage in the real world with a small group of like-minded writers.
Daily online writing prompts will give you the motivation and inspiration to keep writing, and our onsite weekly workshop will hold you accountable not only to your group and the instructor, but also to yourself. In the workshop, you will receive audience feedback on your writing and you will also learn to become a more thoughtful reader and critic, gaining a vocabulary for what works well and what does not. Each writer will be workshopped twice, and in the final week you will meet with the instructor for an individual conference to discuss your writing goals and possible next steps toward publishing.
After 10 weeks, if you’ve followed every writing prompt, you’ll have an essay of between 6,000 and 12,000 words, or at least thirty passages to use as starting points for future essays.
This workshop is designed for writers from all backgrounds. Terrified beginners welcome.