Can you believe November is here? Now that Halloween festivities are over, Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping will be here before you know it, followed by the never-ending holiday spirit in December, wrapping up with the grand finale of welcoming in 2016! If you have any plans to write before 2015 comes to an end, it has to be now before the craziness ensues.

But let’s face it. There’s so much to do in the last remaining months of 2015 that it wouldn’t hurt to have a back-up plan. A SMART one – one that is realistic and will put your mind at ease so you can genuinely enjoy spending time with your family and loved ones. That’s where the Writers Studio comes in.

The Writers Studio will be held February 11-16 and offers four days of uninterrupted writing and learning about writing. You’ll be in a classroom full of inspired writers, with an amazing instructor to guide you along. Sounds like a dream, only it isn’t. And you deserve it! After the hectic holiday season, you need to recoup and spend time on yourself. Start your novel or memoir. Finally break your story on the pilot or feature film that’s been swimming in your mind. Get answers to your writing questions from instructors who want to help you succeed.

Choose one class of these ten workshops, in which you work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.

Creative Writing Workshops
Colette Sartor, Flash Fiction Workshop
Alison Singh Gee
, Writing Life Stories: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Samantha Dunn, Writing the Memoir
Barbara Abercrombie, Courage and Craft: A Writing Workshop to Jumpstart Your Creativity
Mark Sarvas, Writing the First Novel
Daniel M. Jaffe, Making a Scene: Essential Elements

Screenwriting Workshops
Nancy Nigrosh, How to Have a Professional Writing Career: A Workshop for Authors and Screenwriters
Jon Bernstein
, Writing Your First Feature Film

Joel Thompson, Creating the 1-Hour TV Pilot and Series
Billy Mernit, Creating Powerful Scenes for Film and TV

Click on the links below to hear writing tips from six of this year’s Writers Studio instructors.

Barbara Abercrombie:

Colette Sartor:

Daniel M. Jaffe:

For more writing tips from our instructors, check out our videos here.

Writers Studio courses are now open for enrollment. Reserve your seat now and get a 10% discount off regular Studio fees.

The 2016 Writers Studio will be held February 11-14, 2016

Phoebe Lim is the Program Assistant for Creative Writing (Online) and Events.

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