10 Sessions: Thursdays at 5:00 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM

Does your writer brain ever work itself into a corner?  You’ve got a fantastic story nearing completion (or substantially imagined) and you’re enthused about your writing and everything on your desk is just perfect and the coffee (or whisky) is titrated to optimal blood levels for creativity and you can hardly wait to birth this new baby masterpiece and… you’re stuck. There’s a problem in your story and you cannot see—or move—past it. You’ve thought about it so long and hard that you’ve worn ruts in your own neural pathways, and the more you think about it, the stucker you get. Time to recruit some fresh neural tissue. 

Come hang out with a small group of writers for a couple hours of moderated collaborative story-doctoring. Each participant will share a problem with the group and then we’ll brainstorm solutions.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to submit 250-word summaries of their works-in-progress and/or their story problems in advance. Enrollment is limited to six participants per session, and each session much achieve at least 50% enrollment (three participants) to run. 

Suggested slack channel for ongoing discussion: #writing-research_library

SCHEDULE: 10x sessions, 120 minutes each, limit 6 per session.

Saturdays, 9–11am: June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25

Thursdays, 5–7pm: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 23, July 30

Your Zoom session information will be sent in your confirmation email. Please look for it at the bottom of your confirmation email. If you do not see your Zoom information or have other questions, please email us at helpdesk@clarionwest.org.

By participating in any activity available in the Write-a-thon, you are agreeing to our Write-a-thon Code of Conduct, the Clarion West Harassment Policy, and our Zoom Guidelines. Thank you! We look forward to writing with you this summer!

Writing Sessions are Free and Online for everyone. 

Want to donate toward the cost of your class? 

Or consider sponsoring a writer in the Write-a-thon and helping them meet their fundraising goals!

Clarion West is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, all of your donations go to support more programs like these for emerging writers in speculative fiction. Please consider making a donation in support of the Write-a-thon!