Classes & Workshops

We offer classes (several sessions) and workshops (one-time-only-meetings) in many genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, screen and playwriting for all levels of writers. We also offer classes in creative writing and courses in creativity and inspiration. Our instructors are experienced writers in the genre they teach and the class size is limited to ensure personal attention and lively interaction.

Class and Workshop Registration

Participant payments will secure a spot in the class or workshop. The minimum enrollment is typically 3-4 students, and a class may be cancelled if the minimum is not met. San Diego Writers, Ink reserves the right to cancel registration if check payment has not been received by this time. Students will be notified the day before if the minimum has not been met and a class will be cancelled, modified, or rescheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: Though we do allow walk-in registrants, to help our instructors prepare and ensure classes do not get cancelled, modified, or rescheduled, please register in advance.  We evaluate registration numbers three days before a class  to begin to decide about whether to keep a scheduled class.

Participant Cancellation Policy

Participants will receive a refund (minus $10 for processing fees) if notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class or workshop.

If notice of cancellation is received within 72 hours of the start of the class or workshop, participants will receive 50% of the registration fee paid.

There will be no refunds issued for cancellations after the start of the class or workshop.

San Diego Writers, Ink Cancellation Policy

If the class or workshop is cancelled by San Diego Writers, Ink, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

San Diego Writers, Ink aims to provide a diverse range of classes and workshops and works to ensure classes and workshops are not cancelled.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops:

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04/28 SOULCOLLAGE® and Journaling: The Animal Companion as Guide, Muse, and Witness with Mary Lee Moser

NEW DATE! SoulCollage® and Journal to the Self® are two profound expressive processes that, when combined, can provide guidance and…

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05/03 Publishing Methods Pros and Cons with Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, will teach you about independent (self) publishing vs. traditional publishing and the pros and…

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05/05 Narrative Non-Fiction III with Caitlin Rother

In this progressive workshop, New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will help intermediate and advanced writers build scenes, the…

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05/10 Short Stories, Feature Articles, and Personal Essays: Structure, Tone & Style with Clayton Truscott

A practical workshop for writers at all levels, dedicated to the craft of writing short stories, feature articles, personal essays, and narrative…

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05/13 Creating a Written and Edible Legacy with Marijke McCandless

Who doesn't love hearing old family stories? And who doesn't appreciate being handed down a special family recipe? In this class, we will marry…

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05/16 Publishing Your Poetry with Ron Salisbury

So, you have enough poems and now it’s time for recognition, fame and fortune. What do you do? (Although this workshop concentrates on poetry…

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05/16 Secrets to Powerful Dialogue with Marni Freedman

Do you know how to write dialogue that both rings true and resonates with meaning?  In this fun, interactive, one-day workshop you will learn easy…

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05/17 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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05/19 Erotica Writing Workshop with Jenny Lane

If you have ever struggled with incorporating sensual scenes into your novel, or if you are interested in getting your foot in the door of…

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05/23 How to Fix a Story with Mark O’Bannon

You’ve written your story, but something is wrong. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you believe its a serious problem. How do you know…

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05/24 Marrying Traditional Marketing with Social Media Marketing with Cathy Scott

A Los Angeles Times bestselling author, Cathy Scott identifies the best platforms, demographics and methods for marketing and selling your book.…

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05/24 Query Letters: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

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

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05/30 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

Popular class returns! Sprinkled with stories and insider tips (for example, how to connect with literary agents), this program is designed to…

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05/30 Hello, Goodbye: Short Short Story Beginnings and Endings with Libby Flores

Every writer wants to hook a reader with an engaging first line. When writing short short stories (less than twenty-five hundred words) it is even…

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05/31 Writing to Visual Prompts with Jill G. Hall

In this fun workshop, your writing will deepen and become clearer through the use of visual stimuli such as art pieces, postcards and magazine…

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06/10 Awakening the Senses for Writers with Marijke McCandless

Bring a sense of play to this workshop! We will partake in a series of exercises blindfolded that are designed to awaken our senses one at a…

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07/07 Advanced Blogging I with Tania Pryputniewicz

You are in the swing of blogging, creating fabulous content on a regular basis per you own schedule of posting. How do you continue to explore your…

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07/11 The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not with John Vorhaus

Seating is limited! It’s that “how to be funny even if you’re not” part, isn’t it? Intriguing… beguiling… slightly befuddling. But…

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07/25 Novel III: Characterization in the Novel 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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09/19 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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09/22 Advanced Blogging II with Tania Pryputniewicz

You have a manuscript in mind (either you are working on it or it is near completion). Alternately, maybe you are a writer/artist with exhibits on…

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11/07 Novel V: Revising Your 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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12/06 Query Letters: 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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