How to Write Even When You Don't Want To

6 Mondays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting January 27th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

The difference between writers and the rest of the world is that real writers write. They see it as both their calling and their job. No matter what their mood or the distractions in their lives, they sit down every day and do it. So why does that sound so simple yet feel so hard? If fear, disorganization, or self-doubt keep getting in the way of your writing, this course is for you. We’ll talk about the reasons people avoid writing and various ways to “trick” your brain into entering a comfortable, productive writing state. The class will begin with tips for keeping a schedule, using exercises to get unstuck, and writing through uncertainty. We will go on to workshop in subsequent weeks, focusing only on new work that is generated through the methods learned in this course. Appropriate for writers at every level—from beginners to published authors—who struggle to produce pages on their own.

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"This was a fantastic class. It motivated me to write each week. Ann Bauer had great insights and a knack for picking out themes and story threads in our writing that we may not have thought about."

"Ann was a great instructor! Her feedback was great on all of our writing pieces and she really inspired us to write!"

"Ann is a terrific instructor. She effectively blended workshop with reading with overall discussion of craft. It was a really great combination. I definitely feel motivated to continue writing and that's something I haven't felt in a while. Please, please have her teach again!"


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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Generate New Work
  • Workshop


  • Professional Development & Skills

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