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 next Writing It Real poetry, personal essay and short fiction contest is here!

Click here for guidelines and instructions. I look forward to your entries and to responding to each in detail so you can revise before our final judge takes over!
Already a member? Be sure to log in before you enter. Not a member yet? Become a member and enter the contest at the same time.

Start the new year off writing. There are many online classes to choose from!
Click here for information and to register!

Join Us in Italy This Coming May

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.