Refine your craft, connect with fellow writers, generate new work and explore publication.
Daily craft lessons, including Mindfulness for Writers, Writing Vivid Description and Researching Your Memory are tailored for memoirists and novelists to generate new writing. You’ll explore the intricacies of memory, dive into description, and connect more deeply to your work.
Grow your writing career and refine your craft with in-depth explorations of platform, querying, theme and characters. Seminars include Queries, Pages & Getting an Agent; Personal, Joyful Platform-Building; The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power); How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue and Publishing in Literary Magazines and Mass Media
Live pitch feedback teaches what agents and editors are looking for as you market your work.
All sessions are taped for your later review.
Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir and the pop-culture/enlightenment mash-up To Hell with It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous, Needlessly Guilt-Inducing Inferno among many other books.
Dinty has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, The Normal School and elsewhere. A former professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Brevity, a noted online journal of flash nonfiction.
Dinty consults regularly with authors and publishers on book proposals and revisions, many going on to publish with Big Five houses and university presses. A well-known and popular workshop leader, he has led workshops in Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
Allison K Williams is the author of the writer's guides Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book, Seven Bridges: Platform for Authors Who'd Rather Be Writing (forthcoming May 2021) and Get Published in Literary Magazines.
She has edited and coached writers to deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle, Spencer Hill, St. Martin’s and independent presses. She’s guided essayists to publication in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with blogs on craft and the writing life.
A former circus performer, Allison has written for NPR, CBC, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review Online and Travelers’ Tales.Her plays, including Hamlette, Mmmbeth, The Next Horseman, and the London Fringe Best of Fringe Winner TRUE STORY, have been produced worldwide.