Judy Reeves teaches Little Things Mean A Lot

Date: Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Time: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $55 Nonmembers: $64 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Little Things Mean a Lot

How to Use Small Details to Create a Big Impact

One of the ways to move the reader from reading to experiencing your writing is through the effective use of detail. Not enough detail and you’re awash in a sea of generalities; too many and you must slog your way through seaweed to get to shore. But the right details in the right places bring the writing to life and include the reader in the world of the story.

This workshop will address the use of the smallest of details that can bring the story to life through description, character, dialogue and narrative, and focus on how to select and render the telling detail. 


Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur who has published four books on the craft including A Writer’s Book of Days, which was named Best Nonfiction in the 2011 San Diego Book Awards. Other works include two plays written with the Second Story Writers, and produced by the Fritz Theater; and a chapbook of poetry, The Kind of Woman She Is. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader; Personal Journaling magazine; The Frozen Moment; A Year in Ink, Vols I and V; and several anthologies. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension, and speaks at writing conferences internationally. Long active in San Diego’s writing community, she is cofounder of two nonprofit literary organizations: The Writing Center and San Diego Writers, Ink. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com