"I am charmed by this idea and am thinking very seriously of hiring myself as a journaler and all-purpose writer. Thank you Sheila! "


Featured Online Class: Epistolary Writing—The Power of the Letter Form

Starts May 27

Study epistolary literature in poems, fiction and essays and create four fresh works of your own. Everyone receives detailed response from Sheila and four classmates for help in drafting future revisions. Email Sheila if you have questions or visit View Schedulescroll down and enroll.

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2015 Writing It Real in Suquamish Writers’ Conference
June 25 -28  Limited to 25. 1 spot left. Call 360-385- 7839 (Pacific Time) if you’d like to take it or email conference@writingitreal.com now. Tuition is $375. 

Make Your Writing Dreams Come True! Learn from Poet, Essayist and Author Sheila Bender

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Sheila’s slogan when it comes to work-in-progress is that there is no bad writing, only opportunities for good writing. Her community of contributing writers and students are committed to bringing life experiences to the page.  So, whether you are reading Writing It Real’s library of weekly articles, working in Writing It Real’s online classes, attending  writers’ conferences with master writers or receiving response and mentoring in one-on-one study, you will learn to develop your work and say what you’ve dreamed of saying. If you’d like to publish, you will be on your way to submitting work that grabs editors’ attention.

Taking time to write from personal experience provides the right food and the right stuff for finding what lights our souls and what we have to offer others.

Beginning new work or reshaping older work?  Sheila can help you look into your creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry and short fiction, even college and graduate school application essays, for surprises and wisdom. Learn to bring out the best in your writing. Join Writing It Real today. It’s  the “write” place for expert guidance and tremendously useful resources.

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