Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Announcing Adult Classes (the kids classes are forthcoming)

December is a friendly, convivial beast. Every year. Between the celebrations, darkness, and snowstorms, there is never enough time to write.

Create the time now by signing up for my monthly write-ins. Commit to your writing time in advance. Or if you need that wetting of your writing whistle that exercises bring, sign up for Improv. Everyone could use a good "Yes, and..." now and then. Or if your project is well underway, find the "right" (in the Zen sense of the word) midset to approach your draft. Or set yourself a deadline on the road to finished project by signing up for Approach your revision or First Pages.

All my classes are designed to support the writing process. They provide actual writing time through idea generating exercises and energize and focus your writing in an low key setting. Think yoga mindfulness without the need for yoga pants (but you can wear them if you want). Plus my studio boasts a fabulous community. AND you know writing is good for you.

Check out the descriptions below and then link through to my buy page to sign up today.

All Adult Winter/Spring classes in the studio are on Wednesdays from 7 - 9 pm:

Write-ins: let Tina be your writing dominatrix, because you know you don’t have one at home. Tea and schedule/timer provided. BYOmalt liquor and red bull (or other writing enhancements). Work Schedule is as follows: 7:00-7:15 social 7:15-7:45 writing 7:45-7:50 break 7:50-8:20 writing 8:20-8:25 break 8:25-8:55 writing. First Wednesdays from January - May (except in the cases of January and April). January 9, 2013, February 6, 2013, March 6, 2013, April 10, 2013, May 1, 2013, Buy all 5: $50, Drop-in (assuming there's space):$15 I have space for 5 writers

Improv for writers: loosen up, have fun, learn how to find your narrative drive. This is a writing exercise class, pick up your pen and get limber. Come play on the page. We will spend most of our time writing, and these are serious muscle building exercises, hone skills of forward motion and attention. Writing IS your mindfulness activity. Stop the preciousness. 3 Wednesdays, January, 16, 23, 30th: $45. I have space for 5 writers.

Approach your revision: Is it time to dig-in to your draft? You don’t have to do it alone. Because your inner critic lurks for you and resistance is her weapon, this class will help you take the right attitude for revision. Face the messy verdancy of a zero-draft with the help of your friends and a 3 step process: read, respond, write. We will discuss the necessary mind/process for revisiting drafts. We will discuss the tiny segments of prose that make beats on the page. We will plan our attack. As a recovering over-reviser, Tina has the steady hand and wise-mind to set your revision energy on the right path. 3 Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27th. $45 I have space for 5 writers.

First pages: get your first pages ready for this class. Do you need a deadline? Would you like some feed-back to get off and running? This is your class. Tina will look at the first 20 pages of your projects. We will discuss openings, what they need and don’t need, read our first 500 words out loud and get started for real, together. 2 Wednesdays, March 13, 20th. $30

Hope to write with you soon. Find the buy page right through here!