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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

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Dates:  April 6 –  May 11

Join five classmates in reading model personal essays in the second person, and, with inspiration from those successful strategies, writing four of your own up to 2500 words each over our weeks together. You’ll receive detailed response from me and from each of your classmates. Email if you have questions. There are no refunds as class size is limited.

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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.