Do you want to start writing but you’re not sure how to start? Maybe you have an idea for an article, a blog, or you want to write a memoir or work of fiction. Whatever your goals are, I offer several different writing classes and workshops — both in-person and online — to help you hone your writing skills and get the words on paper (or screen).
Class participants are also added to a private Facebook writing support group to help keep you motivated and writing after class ends.
Here are the workshop topics I currently offer:
- Writing 101: Get the Ideas out of Your Head and onto the Paper (2-day class)
- Blogging 101: How to Start a Blog, Promote it and Get People Reading Your Posts (2-day class)
- How to Go from Blog to Business
- Personal Essay Writing
- How to Market Yourself as a Writer
- Pitching and Publishing: How to Get Editors to Read and Publish Your Writing
- Storytelling: The Only Marketing Tool You Need
- Power Lunch “Drop-in” Writing Sessions (coming soon)
- Kids Writing Camps and Classes (coming soon)
“I took Leah’s class, ‘Writing 101: Get the Ideas out of Your Head and onto Paper’ and it was a phenomenal jumpstart for my writing practice. It gave me some much needed confidence and was a safe space to get my creative juices flowing and then get constructive feedback on my ideas. I highly recommend taking a class with Leah, she’s a great instructor, is very encouraging and is creating a great community of writers of all kinds here in Terre Haute!” — Emily, Writing 101 class participant
Writing 101: Get the Ideas out of Your Head and onto the Paper (2-session online class)
Have you always thought about writing, but don’t know how to start? Do you have ideas for stories or personal narratives you want to capture on the page? Whether you want to write personal narratives, record your family history, or write a work of fiction, this two-part course will help you take the ideas you’ve been thinking up and put them down on paper.
In the first class, we will talk about how to start the process of writing. Students will leave with a focus, tools to help them write, and an assignment for the next session. In the second class, participants will have an opportunity to share their written work in a workshop environment. We will discuss writing problems and obstacles, and talk about a plan for continuing to develop your writing project.
Each class is one hour and is limited to 10 participants. While this is an online class, students will complete short writing assignments during the class time. The online class will be web-based, on a program like Zoom (details are still being confirmed). Participants also have the option of joining a private Facebook writing community.
Tues., October 23 and November 13
5 – 6 p.m. PT
6 – 7 p.m. MT
7 – 8 p.m. CT
8 – 9 p.m. ET
Power Lunch “Drop-in” Writing Sessions
Think of this as your lunch break to write! The monthly “Power Lunch ‘Drop-in’ Writing Sessions” will take place at a Terre Haute, Indiana coffee shop. Each session will include a quick writing lesson and time to practice our craft. You’ll leave the hour “power lunch” feeling accomplished and refreshed.
Dates and locations coming soon! Drop me a line to make sure you’re on the mailing list when details are confirmed.