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 each person has different blocks and strengths, there’s no “one formula” to getting your project done. But with a spirit of inquiry and some practical optimism, you not only finish your book, you learn how you uniquely write well. Thus, you write a better book in the end.
The help of a personal coach and the community of other writers will give you the strength to resist all the distractions.
The one-on-one coaching has made this our most popular course. Your individual session with the instructor could help you work on overall organization, working with the inner critic, revising strategies, the sense of overwhelm, doubts about your project, or even on how just to get started. Just ask the instructor for the kind of help you want.
This course has a HYBRID format. Once a month in person, 3 times a month by telephone.
Once a month group meeting in Berkeley on Sunday afternoons starting July 30
A group meeting once month by telephone; and
Two private consultations a month by telephone.
2nd & 3rd CLASS:
We will continue this pattern for 3 months, for a total of 12 sessions.
This class is also appropriate for people just getting started on their book project.
TWELVE weeks: Starting JULY 30, Sunday afternoons, once a month, and by telephone. [Our other in-person meeting dates are August 27 and September 24]
Course Fee: $230 per month for three months, payable in installments or $690 total.
Call 831-728-9983 for more information.
DEPOSIT OF $230
Pre-registration is required for all weekly classes. We cannot hold your space until your deposit is received.
If you wish to register for classes by postal mail, please send the deposit of $230 to The Opening 273 Cypress Park Santa Cruz, CA 95060
When your registration fee is received your place will be held and you will get a confirmation by email within 48 hrs. About five days before the first meeting of class, you will receive a detailed email with directions and what to bring for the first session.
Payment Plan: We are happy to offer a payment plan, but you must first pre-register by paying the $230 deposit. Then to the first class you must bring a post-dated check for $230 , cashable within 90 days of the course start date. The deposit is non-refundable. Please email with any questions. (An extended payment plan with lower monthly payments is available to low income folks, please contact the instructor.)
Please Note: We ask that you be certain that you wish to take this class before you register. We want you to feel good about this choice. There are only eight spaces available. If you have any questions, we welcome your email or a phone call to 831-728-9983 to help you decide if this class is right for you.No refunds can be offered, full or partial, if you later decide you are unable to attend the class (except for family medical emergency). Many questions about enrollment, the payment plan, and the refund policy are answered on our FAQ page.
“Andy, Andy, Andy! I just have to thank you. I woke up at 6am this morning and was so inspired by last night’s class I haven’t been able to stop writing. I was writing so much this morning, I missed three buses! I never thought I’d be writing about some of this stuff.Thanks again!” —Nadine [at] SFMOMA
Aphorisms“Trust the reader to connect the dots to make her own meaning from your writing. Trust your reader to understand without over-explanation.”