So you want to be a writer?
So, you have a book in you somewhere? Everyone’s always saying you should write down the stuff that happens to you, and turn it into a novel, a batch of poems, or a memoir about your life. *Sigh* Well, what’s stopping you?
You’ve got time. You’ve got a room of your own. You’ve got a computer, or a pen and paper, but somehow you are falling short of your goals.
This is what everybody goes through who wants to be a writer.
Sometimes we’d rather do anything than sit down in our seats and get cracking and this is where the fear can set in—fear that our work isn’t good enough, that nobody will ever read it, the overwhelming desire to quit before we even start.
We have all been there.
As an artist or writer anywhere, you need community to survive.
Just like people can’t effectively learn martial arts from a book, writing is a skill that needs to be coached to bring out the best in you. You need a training ground to perfect and hone your skills.
You need a guide who is farther down the road than you have been so far; someone who faces down their own inner critic every day and still produces new work.
You can’t go it alone.
Enter San Francisco Creative Writing Institute. We are an eclectic group of teachers who have been hand picked to provide excellent instruction in storytelling, poetry, fiction, memoir, blogging, and more. We’re based out of the Wework building in the Mid-Market Area in San Francisco, two blocks from Powell Street BART Station.
So, why SF Creative Writing Institute?
All of our instructors are vetted, have taught at the college or graduate level, have advanced degrees in their field of study and/or equivalent professional expertise. In addition to being published writers, and working editors, we are down-to-earth, approachable and have teaching skills so we can reach you where you are at and help you get where you want to go.
So, what will I get ?
We will level with you. We will tell you if you are going in the right direction, and when you’ve veered a bit, show you how to get back on the path. We will guide you step by step with specific techniques and tools.
Why not hide out and read books about writing?
All of our classes are in person. In taking our classes, you’ll plug into an existing vibrant community of people from all walks of life. You will find an audience and a community.
We are proud to be part of the Bay Area’s thriving literary scene. In addition to honing your writing, editing skills, you will be invited to the many readings and events run by our Institute and our instructors throughout the Bay Area, which means more opportunities for networking and putting yourself out there and meeting with other writers. And, you’ll have fun along the way. Lucky you.
What if I’m just a beginner? What if I’m too advanced?
We have worked with students of all levels from absolute beginners, to people with BAs and MFAs in Creative Writing, to professional authors with published books under their belt.
We are creative writing classes, handcrafted, curated and tailored specifically to you. Let us meet you where you’re at. Let us be your coaches in the creative process. Let us be your sounding board before you put new work out into the world. We know how hard it is to stay creative while in the grind of life.
We’ve got a lot more in store for you in the days and weeks ahead.