Success Stories

Success: Liska Jacobs’ Latest Novel

Success: Liska Jacobs’ Latest Novel

Former student Liska Jacobs had her second novel published in November of last year (her first was a success story, too). Of her newest book Liska says, "The Worst Kind of Want is my ode to womanhood, death, and sex. It's received critical acclaim and is long-listed...

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Success: Jennifer Chow’s Mystery Series

Success: Jennifer Chow’s Mystery Series

Former student Jennifer Chow is about to have the first book in her new mystery series published and has already been featured in book lists on CrimeReads and She Reads. Jennifer says, "My new #ownvoices Sassy Cat mystery series will be published by Berkley/Penguin...

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Success: Ruthie Marlenée to Publish Novel

Success: Ruthie Marlenée to Publish Novel

After receiving her Certificate in Fiction Writing, Marlenée has found a home for her novel Curse of the Ninth with WiDo Publishing. The e-book is available now, and the hard copy will be released later this week (1/27/20). Ruthie says of the book, “Inspired by real...

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Feature Articles

Instructor Interview: Linda Camacho

Instructor Interview: Linda Camacho

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Linda Camacho! Linda is teaching a new course: Contracts, Rights, and Signing Authors, online (Reg# 372898) this Spring, which is part of our new Literary Representation Certificate. She sat down with us to offer some insight...

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NEW Spring Courses for 2020

NEW Spring Courses for 2020

It's hard to believe we're more than a week into February. Winter classes are well underway. The Writers Studio is coming soon. And for anyone who's been hemming and/or hawing about how to get started on their writing goals for 2020, registration for Spring is now...

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Let’s Talk About Romance…

Let’s Talk About Romance…

Romance novels are one of the most consistent types of genre writing to stay in the market, and romantic themes in film never go out of style (especially around the holidays – you know, through Valentine’s Day). While some writers use strict methodologies and...

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New Year, New (Writing) Goals

New Year, New (Writing) Goals

The new year is always a time to reflect and assess what we want to do more, and less, of in the coming days. While there’s always a push to do more and more, sometimes you have to reflect and see what’s feasible. In the spirit of chasing dreams but keeping them...

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Writers Studio’s NEW Instructors for 2020

Writers Studio’s NEW Instructors for 2020

Our annual Writers Studio is an intensive, four-day experience that combines the work ethic and community building of a writing intensive with the knowledge growth of a ten-week course. This year, we’re thrilled to have several new instructors teaching the Studio for...

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Writers’ Program 2019 Year In Review

Writers’ Program 2019 Year In Review

As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on what a year of change it’s been for the Writers’ Program. Since December of 2018 we’ve added three new staff members (while bidding a very fond farewell to staffer of eight years, Carla) – Ashley, Carrie, and Jennie – and are...

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