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Take an Advanced Workshop this Fall

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Ready to take your writing to the next level? Don't wait! The application deadline for our advanced fall workshops is coming up soon on Monday, August 31st. These advanced workshops are limited to 9 students to foster a closer and more rigorous learning experience.

It's also important to note that we've chosen to move away from former "Master Class" terminology and are now referring to our submission-based classes as "Advanced Workshops." The classes themselves haven't changed – you'll get the same intensive workshopping and small community of advanced writers in your genre – but they ...

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Intensive Deadlines

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Looking for greater continuity and an immersive, intensive exploration of craft for your writing project? Our advanced programs are a great place to do just that in a supportive community that offers regular feedback.

Check below for more information about all of our upcoming intensive programs and apply before the deadline on Monday, July 27th!

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Apply to the Essay Incubator by July 27th

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Ready to draft, revise, and publish your work? Don't wait: apply to the Essay Incubator with instructor Ethan Gilsdorf before the deadline on Monday, July 27th at 11:59pm. 

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What Writers Do in Times of Crisis

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By Katrin Schumann

I sat down to write this post and have now written four openings and ditched them all.

What do writers need to hear in times like this? How can I be helpful to others when that which binds us--our obsessive love of words, books, writing--is overshadowed so universally by our fear of the unknown? 

Do I tell you how to make lemons out of lemondade?* Do I reveal that I'm writing page after page despite the uncertainty and boredom

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Is Productivity Always Good for Writers?

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By Katrin Schumann

How long does it really take to write a book? From beginning the first draft to seeing it on bookshelves? It's generally accepted that more books = more success/ happiness. But what does being "productive" really mean, and does it make you happy as a writer? 

I used to think the solution to almost all writerly problems lay in having more timea comforting thought since I had so very little of that particular commodity. Simple, I thought: when I have more time, I'll do more writing, and I'll be happy and productive.

On some level ...

Katrin Schumann

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