Generate Three Starts in One Week
Want to spend a week starting new pieces from guaranteed-to-work exercises so you can stock up your files and notebooks and stay in practice? Receive three prompts, one every other day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Send Sheila the writing you do from each prompt, one or two days after you receive the prompt, and she will respond with advice on how to develop the exercise writing into a finished piece. In this tutorial, all work must be done in one week’s time, Monday to Monday. The idea is to help you get started and build momentum. Email Sheila to begin.
Your Member Price: $95
Develop One Piece Start to Finish
Concentrate on developing an article, personal essay or a poem. Work on something you’ve started already, or Sheila can offer you prompts to choose from and provide detailed response to your first draft and to two revisions. Initial draft can be up to 2500 words long and the tutorial must be completed within 30 days. Email Sheila to start.
Your Member Price: $95
Write Articles From What You Already Know
If you have mastery vocationally or avocationally and want to mine what you know to write articles you can be paid to publish, you’ll enjoy learning a process that will keep you writing articles from your knowledge and experience as well as figuring out where to publish them. Email Sheila to start.
Your Member Price: $120
Sorrow’s Words: Writing Exercises to Heal Grief
Using the book Sorrow’s Words: Writing Exercises to Heal Grief, available in print and ebook form, enrollees will have the opportunity to use Sheila’s writing exercises to concentrate on writing about loss. Each participant will receive her detailed response to their writing during our zoom sessions mid-class and end of class, as well as direction in what other pieces they might write. These exercises are based on the ones she used to heal her own grief as well as ones she created for many classes on writing from grief. There are six chapters in the book and you will work from them all over our six weeks together. Whether your loss happened a while ago or is recent, is about a person or an opportunity, a marriage or something health-related, the exercises will help you write and heal. To see more about how this works, you may be interested in this Writing It Real article and a member’s comment just after it in which she begins to write about the loss of her father. Email if you have questions. You may post your writing in a private class Google Group for classmates to read. There are no refunds after the first lesson is sent.
Your Member Price: $180
Make and Execute a Publishing Plan
Many of you are ready to publish essays, poems, articles and books but need someone to hold your hand to get the process started and to take action. To design a custom program, email Sheila.
More Ongoing Online Class Opportunities with Sheila
Women on Writing
Several classes here: Make a Scene, From Fragments to Finished Poems and Essays, and Write Short, Write Deep, each six weeks. Learn more here .