Sign up to participate in The Writing Class

I will be teaching a 9-week Novel Writing class at UCSD extension,  beginning Monday, October 4, 6:30-9:30 PM, and running through November 29.   It will be a credit course (3 units in Writing).   I’m using The Writing Class as a textbook, which should work out pretty well  since, by a spooky coincidence, its organizational framework is a 9-week university extension writing workshop.  

If you’re interested, contact the UCSD Extension:

Online Writing Workshops Ready for Signup

If you are interested in taking an online fiction writing workshop with me, please  click on the Fiction Workshops link to the right, and you’ll see how to sign up for  either group or individual workshops.   My fees at this time are quite low, because we’re all trying to keep our heads above water financially.   In the future–assuming that we dig ourselves out of the present economic mess–these fees will go up significantly, except for those writers with whom I am already working.  

I’m offering individual, one-on-one workshops and also group workshops.     In order for a group workshop to run, I must have a minimum of four people per group.   I can run no more than two 4-to-6 member workshops per week, so if you’re interested in signing up, keep in mind that you may have to wait a month or so to begin.  

Right now, I’m not asking for samples of your work ahead of time.   These workshops are open to all, ranging from people with writing experience–and even publication experience–to people who have yet to write a piece of fiction.   In the future, I may divide group workshops into novice groups and more experienced groups, but at the moment I don’t think this is necessary.  

Please note that any comments you put on my website are always forwarded to my email inbox (some of you have expressed bewilderment about how to get in touch with me–that’s the easiest way to do it).   If you’d rather write directly–and if you want to talk about what I mean by “single submission” and “revisions,” and whether my workshops fit your needs, just write to me at, and I’ll get back to you.