The Opening is a place where you can overcome your hesitation and playfully explore your writing, while getting realistic encouragement, group support and practical problem-solving from a writing professional.

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Grow into a more productive writer…and be more satisfied with your work.

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Join a writing community that prioritizes open-ended exploration and sends you home excited to write more.

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Participate in a non-hierarchical environment that allows you to take risks...and discover the unexpected in yourself, and in the world.

Andy’s class gave me the confidence to  ignore the critical inner voices and just write. With his coaching, I finally finished a book I had been working on for five years.

Victor Lee Lewis, Diversity Educator and Founder of The Radical Resilience Institute

Finally Complete That Writing Project You Care About

Six Courses to Choose From:

Write a book online and have a blast doing it with The Opening A 10-Week Online Writing Course Offered Live by Computer Conference   Starting Tuesday June 27, 10am-12:30pm PST Only 3 spaces left Finish…

  • • Starts Tuesday June 27- 3 spaces left
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Spend four glorious days wrapped in your writing in the beautiful countryside of the Santa Cruz mountains. Get help with overall organization, working wisely with your inner critic, revising strategies, time management, doubts about your project, a…

  • • October 6-9, Fri-Mon
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Working on a larger project? Or have an idea for one? This class is for you if you want focused, individual coaching, the support of a group, and precise, useful feedback on your work. Because…

  • 2 Classes:
  • • Thur eves, Starting July 27
  • • Thur afts, Starting August 24
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  Use writing to open your mind, generate great new material,and write in ways you never have before! “It is the pen which dreams.” -Gaston Bachelard     Bring true creativity to each next word…

  • New course in fall 2017
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Working on a larger project? Or have an idea for one? This class is for you if you want focused, individual coaching, the support of a group, and precise, useful feedback on your work. Because…

  • Starts Sunday July 30
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Get Your Writing Juices Flowing
and Have a Blast Doing It

Courses That Open Your Mind, Connect You With Others
and Help You Finish Your Project

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