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

“Sheila, your comments and suggestions greatly improved my work. I appreciate the way this competition was structured.” ~ Rhonda Wiley-Jones

The recent Writing It Real poetry, personal essay and short fiction contest ended January 20. Judging will begin soon! Three winners will be notified to choose free class tuition or an hour’s consult with Sheila by phone. I’m hoping to publish the three winners next month.


Click here! Writing Flash Online Workshop Starts March 3!

Join Us in Italy This Coming May — One person in need of a roommate!

Write! Write! Write! in Tuscany!
A small Group Workshop with Sheila Bender
For information about Writing It Real in Tuscany, Italy
Visit Il Chiostro 
May 25 – June 1, 2019!
Personalized writing workshop, tour of the area, fine cuisine and villa lodging!


Remember: When it comes to work-in-progress there is no bad writing, only opportunities for good writing. Beginning new work or reshaping older work? Sheila and the Writing It Real community will help you look into your creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry and short fiction, for surprises and wisdom. Join Writing It Real today. It’s the “write” place for expert guidance and tremendously useful resources.