Programs

Overview

Bountiful is a word that describes the programs offered by San Diego Writers, Ink. Our classes, groups, and workshops are led by experienced, professional writer-instructors. Our readings program is inclusive and ever-expanding. We stage special events and literary celebrations both grand and intimate, and we do it frequently. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. And we have fun, too. Join us!

 

There is plenty to do with San Diego Writers, Ink!
Members get discounts on all of our workshops
but everyone is welcome to register and attend all classes.

2017-01/23 Writing for Children with Marcie Colleen

Writing for Children Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime…

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2017-01/28 RIDING THE EXTENDED METAPHOR: Poetry Workshop with Seretta Martin

There are many other things I have found myself saying about poetry, but the chiefest of these is that it is metaphor, saying one thing and meaning…

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2017-01/28 The Seven Deadly Sins of Editing with W.A. Fulkerson

The Seven Deadly Sins of Editing: how to refine your work like a professional, without going crazy Your book is finished, a thick manuscript is…

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2017-01/29 Characters and Poetry with Crystal Daigle

Who said that? Create a big character and write poetry from his/her voice. Clairvoyant Artist and…

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2017-02/04 Plotting with Cornelia Feye

Whether you are working on a short story or a novel, you need to map out your course. In this one-day workshop we will talk about the difference…

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2017-02/11 Memoir I: Intro to Memoir Writing with Marni Freedman

Learn the basics of memoir writing in six weeks with Marni Freedman. If you have always wanted to write a memoir but didn’t know where to start,…

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2017-02/12 Write Out of Darkness: Journaling From the Whole Self with Mary Lee Moser

Would you like to deepen your journal writing practice? Even for longtime journal writers, it can be tempting to fall into “journaling ruts”—…

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2017-02/16 Writing to the Heart: Falling in Love with Yourself with Lara Eisenberg

Around Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves. Our relationship with ourselves sets the tone and…

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2017-02/19 Whose Story is This Anyway? Point of View and Narrative Voice with T. Greenwood

Point of view may be the most important decision you make as a writer. But how do you decide who will tell your story? This workshop will examine the…

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2017-02/25 Exciting Expository with Jennifer Silva Redmond

Clunky, obvious, “on the nose” expository is the bane of agents and editors—not to mention readers...In this workshop you’ll learn how to…

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2017-02/25 Poetry with Edge with Seretta Martin


What’s missing in much of the American poetry written today? Does it win the hearts and minds of readers or has it become too detached and…

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2017-02/26 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…

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2017-02/26 Flash Fiction with Lisa Kessler

Short stories are an important part of your craft toolbox. Lisa Kessler will cover the basics of short story writing and flash fiction. We’ll study…

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2017-03/04 Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens with Tania Pryputniewicz and Lisa Rizzo

 $30 fee includes copy of Lisa Rizzo’s Always a Blue House Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens   In Always a…

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2017-03/04 Novel II: Intermediate Fiction with T. Greenwood

In this 6-week workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Novel I about the key components of novel writing. The focus of this…

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2017-03/05 Point of View: Dig Deeper with Lisa Kessler

Dig a little deeper… Finding deep point of view in your fiction writing. Learn writing techniques to help you pull the reader deeper into the…

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2017-03/07 Blogging: Put Your Writing Online and Succeed with Kim Keeline

You might be using a blog to build an author’s platform and advertise your book.  Maybe you are hoping the blog will even become a bestselling…

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2017-03/13 How to Write a Short Story with Cornelia Feye

During the six weeks of the class, we will develop a complete short story through writing prompts, points of view, character development, plot…

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2017-03/19 Creating Novel Characters with T. Greenwood

This one day workshop will focus on how to create compelling and authentic characters who will ultimately propel your story or novel forward. We will…

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2017-03/19 Spring Equinox Writing Retreat with Judy Reeves

The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the…

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2017-03/25 Poems with Consciousness in a World of Violent Narcissism with Seretta Martin

Seretta will guide you through a meditative lesson inspired by the teachings of great thinkers and writers she admires for their attention to…

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2017-03/26 The Secrets to Story Structure and How to Finally Write Your Book with Elise Sax

Learn the basics of how to craft a story into a novel. You will learn the rules that all storytellers follow (even if they don't know it). Using…

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2017-04/08 Memoir II: Plot with Marni Freedman

In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Memoir I about the basics of memoir writing. The focus on this workshop will be…

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2017-04/22 A Workshop on Form: Haiku, Haibun and Haiphrastic with Seretta Martin

Are you curious about form? In this workshop we will explore three forms that are not often addressed in writing workshops. Here’s a description of…

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2017-04/29 Novel III: Characterization with T. Greenwood

When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their…

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2017-06/03 Memoir III: Character, Dialogue, and Scene with Marni Freedman

  In this workshop, participants will deepen their character work and learn how to craft a compelling memoir scene complete with description,…

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2017-06/04 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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2017-08/19 Novel IV: Plot & Structure with T. Greenwood

Novel IV: Plot & Structure: While your characters are the beating heart of your novel, your plot is its bones. Whether you are an outliner or…

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2017-09/02 Memoir IV: Voice, Transitions, Symbolism with Marni Freedman

Agents often share that what makes a memoir stand out in the marketplace is a strong author’s voice. In this workshop we will uncover the soul of…

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2017-10/14 Memoir V: Revising, Editing, Publishing with Marni Freedman

In this workshop students will learn the art of editing their memoir including identifying what and where to cut to streamline the plot. Students…

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2017-10/21 Novel V: Revising the Novel with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make…

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2017-12/10 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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Weekly: Write Now! An Online Daily Support and Accountability Group for Writers with Sandra Millers Younger

“So I didn’t finish my manuscript again this year. But things will be different in 2017.” “Maybe I’ll join a read and critique group.…

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