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

So You Want to Be a Writer in 2017?

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

It's the new year—time to commit (or re-commit) yourself to writing! In this seminar, via discussion and exercises, we’ll inspire you to take the baby steps or big leaps necessary to realize your writing ambitions for 2017, regardless of your genre. First, we'll debunk common myths about being a writer and face some tough realities that threaten to stand in your way. Then we'll discuss concrete strategies to help you become the writer you want to be, including: how to combat psychological issues such as fear of failure, writer's block, and rejection; what sacrifices are necessary to make time for your craft and build a career; and how to develop tools, skills and resources to network and get your work out there. You'll leave with a set of goals and an action plan with built-in accountability to make it all happen. Not only that, but you’ll have forged new connections with a community of fellow writers. For beginners or anyone looking to re-inspire themselves as writers in the coming year.

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!