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

“Thank you all so much for reading and providing feedback to me, and for encouraging me to open that vein! Sheila, this has by far been the best writing class I have ever taken as far as the process (velcro and feelings, curiosities) and the feedback. You are amazing!” ~ Ruth Ewers

View Current Online Class Schedule – New! Introduction to Scrivener 3/9

View Year’s Schedule of Live In-Person Seminars – Various Locations

Enter the Writing It Real Fall/Winter Writing Contest

Any Topic, Reading Period extended. Now ends February 28, 2017. Enter eight poems or up to 3750 words of prose for Sheila’s detailed response and the opportunity to submit a revision. Our guest judge is Sharon BryanClick here for information and to enter.

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.