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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

So You Want to Be a Writer in 2015? Section A

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  • $65.00 Non-Member
  • $55.00 Member

Class Description

It's the new year—time to commit (or re-commit) yourself to writing in 2015! In this seminar, we’ll inspire you to take the baby steps or big leaps necessary to realize your writing ambitions, whatever they are. First, we'll debunk common myths about being a writer and look in the eye some tough realities that threaten to stand in your way. Then, we'll discuss and recommend concrete strategies to help you become the writer you want to be, including: how to combat psychological issues such as fear, writer's block, and rejection; what sacrifices are necessary to make time for your craft and build a career; how to hold your feet to the coals with accountability; how to work on multiple projects in different genres; why it's necessary to push yourself to network and to put yourself and your work out there; and how to meet your marketplace and publishing goals. You'll leave having drafted short-term and long-term goals and an action plan to make it all happen, as well as having forged new connections to a fresh community of fellow writers. For beginners or anyone looking to re-inspire themselves as writers in the coming year.

Part of GrubStreet's "Get Writing" series, dedicated to helping writers jumpstart their creative minds. For more on this series' offerings, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!