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.
Even if you travel during the summer, you can stay connected to your project and get help with your book.
Meet in person once a month, get coaching by video conference (“Zoom”) or by phone three times a month.
Book Completion Groups Work!
There’s no “one formula” to finishing your book.
That’s because each person has different blocks and strengths. But with some practical optimism and a spirit of inquiry, you not only finish your book, you learn how you uniquely write well.
The help of a personal coach and a community of other writers will help you actually finish your book … and have a blast doing it.
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.
8-WEEK CLASS FORMAT:
This course has a HYBRID format: once a month in person, three times a month by video conference (“Zoom”) or by phone. So even if you will be away for a few weeks during the summer, you don’t have to miss a single session.
Once a month group meeting, in person, in Santa Cruz on MONDAY afternoon, Noon-5:30 June 17th and July 8
Three weekly private consultations a month by video conference or telephone on Wednesdays: You choose the time.
We continue this pattern for 2 months, for a total of 8 sessions. Last session will be July 24.
This class is also appropriate if you are just getting started on your book project.
EIGHT weeks: starting June 17 , MONDAY afternoons
Once a month in downtown Santa Cruz, and three times a month by video conference or phone. (Our other in-person meeting date is July 8)
5 spaces left
Course Fee: $260 per month for two months, payable in installments or $520 total.
Call 831-728-9983 for more information.
DEPOSIT OF $260
FULL PAYMENT OF $520
Pre-registration is required for all weekly classes. We cannot hold your space until your deposit is received.
When your registration fee is received your place will be held. 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 $260 deposit. Then to the first class you must bring two post-dated checks for $130 each, cashable within 90 days of the course start date. Please email with any questions.
Please Note:We want you to feel good about your choice to take this course. Because there are only eight spaces available, please be certain that you wish to take this class before you register. If you have any questions, we welcome your email or a phone call to 831-728-9983.
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 draw her own conclusions, and connect the dots to make her own meaning from your writing. Trust your reader to understand without over-explanation.”