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08/06 With a Little Help from My (writing) Friends with Judy Reeves

Date: First class is Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm Number of sessions: 6 -- Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & Sept. 3, 10, 17 (NOTE: No class on August 27th! Members: $150 Nonmembers: $175 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

You want to write: You have the talent, you have the tools, you have the intention, but sometimes you just can’t seem to make the time. Or maybe you’re getting the work done, but you aren’t sure it’s any good. In fact, you think it might be pretty awful. Or maybe you think the writing might be OK, but is it going anywhere? You might have questions about the craft—how to “show, don’t tell” or how to make dialogue sound real or how much detail is too much detail and “can I really write that story?”

If you have any of these feelings about your writing, you’re not alone. At least you don’t have to be alone. This six-week writers’ support workshop will offer a time and place to come together with other like-minded writers and talk about your writing, ask questions, get tips and ideas, and do some writing exercises, all in a safe and nurturing environment. Like most everything else in life, being a writer is a lot easier with a little help from our friends.

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment,  A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest release is the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers. Her website is She blogs at

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