Sponsor a local writer & help all San Diego writers!

2017-06/11 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-06/11 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get back into that artistic hobby you always loved before LIFE took over? Or maybe you work in an artistic field, always on other people’s projects…just never on your own? This powerful, condensed SEVEN-week course is for novices and working artists of all types, including writers, visual artists, actors, dancers,...

more

Teams help us blaze brighter: Make a Blazing Laptops Team now!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Teams help us blaze brighter: Make a Blazing Laptops Team now!

Greetings! Helen Keller famously said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” As writers, we know that there actually IS a lot we can do alone in our writer’s room, letting our imaginations soar, feeling that out-of-body experience when the pen or keyboard seems to be moving on its own—those rare occasions when we are as one with the muse. And, if you have ever been in a room full of writers, you know that the second part of Helen’s message...

more

2017-06/10 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Classes, Editing and Proofreading, Events, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Publishing Business | Comments Off on 2017-06/10 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

  Grab a pen and join us for this lively, info-packed session, where we’ll check out today’s vibrant book business; share ideas for finding and connecting with agents and editors; suggest how writers can improve their craft; discuss the various levels of editing; and wrap up with a few tips for promotion (for example, in-person events such as readings and signings), gleaned from interviews with booksellers and literary agents. Other highlights: writing...

more

2nd Saturdays: Poetry Draft, Craft, Submit! with Tania Pryputniewicz

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Classes, Events, Monthly Event, Poetry | Comments Off on 2nd Saturdays: Poetry Draft, Craft, Submit! with Tania Pryputniewicz

Are you ready to stop hiding? Ready to get your work out there? In this class, in addition to monthly craft lessons and themed prompts, you’ll be offered specific targets and live calls for submissions. We will look at example targets together, draft new poetry, give one another feedback on those drafts, polish those poems, and send them out.   This is a poetry workshop for poets craving a supportive writing community that also serves as an accountability team for...

more

2017-06/04 Breaking into Travel Writing with Maggie Espinosa

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Classes, Events, Nonfiction, Publishing Business, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2017-06/04 Breaking into Travel Writing with Maggie Espinosa

Travel the world and get paid! Turn your writing skills into a travel career. Travel Journalist, Maggie Espinosa, will show you how to sell your vacation stories to a myriad publications. This class will teach you how to access editors, decipher editorial guidelines, compose a query, negotiate contracts, qualify for press trips, find unique story angles, delve into social media, become a published author, and much more. Award-winning travel journalist, Maggie Espinosa,...

more