Do I Need to Write A Certain Genre? No! My supportive, interactive workshops are for anyone wanting to develop as a fiction writer in an inspiring teaching environment. And we have a lot of fun, too!
We watch the characters, stories, and writing develop week-by-week. Reading first draft material is always encouraged.
Why Join a Writing Workshop? A writing workshop can be an inspiring, joyful experience and one that supports your development as a writer...
Or it can be a devastating one where your imagination shrinks in the face of criticism and competition, which is why I allow no competition in my workshops.
I believe nothing kills creativity faster than criticism. Good critiquing leaves you inspired, not deflated.
How Long Have You Been Leading These Kinds of Workshops? I've been holding fiction writing workshops for over thirty years, and have helped hundreds of people develop as writers. Some who had never written before, have gone on to complete novels!
How Many Students Are in Each of The Workshops? Workshops are limited to five students. We do not write our stories in class; rather you write at home, and read in class. During each workshop, we have lively discussions that includes my input as well as that of others in the class; your characters, plot, voice and much more are explored weekly.
In this way, other workshop members are fed by your growth just as you are fed by theirs!
How Much Does a Ten-Week Workshop Cost? The in-person workshop in Westchester County, NY and the TeleWorkshop meet once a week for ten weeks, and they each cost $500.
How do I Sign Up For a Workshop, or Learn More About Them? You can call me at (914) 962-4432 or you can contact me using the form below!