Whether you want to write a memoir, screenplay or a book, the group process is a great way to learn. My workshops are fun and free of criticism and judgment.
Yes! You can write a screenplay!
A weekend screenplay writing intensive.
Your workshop handouts were very useful for providing just the right amount of structure, without getting overly bogged down in process.
~ Alan M., San Diego, CA
After taking your class, I submitting my short to the Foothill Films contest and my screenplay won!
~ Mitch, Nevada City, CA
Free Yourself to Write
Tap into the subconscious and make writing fast and stress-free.
Have you always wanted to write–a memoir, short story, blog post, or even a novel, but just can't seem to get started? Are you afraid to begin because you don't believe you have the ability? After hearing you talk about an experience or adventure, have friends or family members ever said, "Wow! You should write a book about that!" Are you one of those people who would write, but can't seem to find the time? Or, maybe you don't write because you fear criticism or judgment.
The workshop was perfect. It has given me enthusiasm to start the writing process. The step-by-step approach is a great tool and template to use in writing the next chapters.
~ Maggie. Denver, CO
I walked away inspired — with a plan and real tools to venture into this mystical world of writing. I walked in being my own worst critic and walked out.
~ Carole, Santa Cruz, CA
Write YOUR Story Memoir
Learn how to write your story scene-by-scene without judgment or criticism.
In this 5-hour workshop, you'll discover how to write a memoir, autobiography, or personal story scene-by-scene, five-minutes at a time in a lighthearted and supportive atmosphere.
Finally, there's a simple and fast memoir writing process that works for everyone. Non-writers will discover that they can write. Experienced writers will obtain new tools to enhance their craft.
Your Step-by-step process gave me structure I have been sadly lacking. It works!
~ Melissa H., Grass Valley, CA
Jan's enthusiasm and cheerleading added to the experience – most enjoyable.
~ Andie R. San Francisco, CA
Turn Your Novel Idea Into a Book
A proven method to get your ideas out of your head and on the page
This weekend intensive provides the framework needed to jump-start your writing and outline your thoughts. Instead of writing draft after draft, this process has you thinking and planning so that ultimately, you have a clear understanding of your characters and story line--with room to improve when you do write that first draft.