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.
Each week you will get:
An individualized coaching session of 20 minutes or more
2.5 hours, at least, in-class writing time
Feedback on your work, and connection with other writers.
The one-on-one coaching with instructor and author Andy Couturier has made this our most popular course. In this session he can help you work on overall organization, working wisely with your inner critic, revising strategies, time management, doubts about your project, a sense of overwhelm, or even on just how to get started.
What is a typical class session like?
We arrive and get started writing immediately to train your mind to seize all opportunities to write.
During the group writing period (two and a half hours) you meet with the teacher in a separate space to get coaching on any issues or challenges you are having—about technical issues in the writing, about organization, about motivation, or even just how to take the next step.
For the last 90 minutes, everyone gets a chance to read a piece of their work in progress(even if it’s a mess!)
After you read, experience our specially-designed style of feedback that gives you concrete information about how your writing is affecting others, and that sends you home EXCITED to do more writing.
Expect to leave class with the strength and inspiration to resist the 10,000 distractions.
Thursday afternoons (12 weeks) 11am-3pm , starting August 31
5 spaces left
Course Fee: $260 per month for three months, payable in installments or $780 total.
When your registration fee is received your place will be held and you will get a confirmation by email within 48 hrs. About a week before the first meeting of class, you will receive a detailed email with directions and what to bring for the first session.
Bill Putnam signs his first book of poetry for his classmate David Anthony. Bill is the CEO at Universal Audio, and David is a professor of African History at UCSC.
Payment Plan: We are happy to offer a payment plan, but you must first pre-register by paying the $260 deposit. Then to the first class you must bring two post-dated checks for $260 each, cashable within 90 days of the course start date. If you do not, your place will be forfeited and given to the next person on the waiting list. 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 seven 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.
Aphorisms“Revision is a collaboration with Self, over time. So you can afford to take risks when you are drafting your work. Your future self will come in later and give you a hand.”