Advanced Prose for Method Writers—Turning Process into Product


In Method Writing, we learn to write from the authentic voice, or voices and the focus is put on stripping away the artifice of writing down to the most essential form: The Deep Voice.  It will open you up and have you writing things you never expected. 

For writers, who have worked on process and delving deep, what comes next? Often it is refinement. That’s where this workshop comes in—


Advanced Prose for Method Writers is designed for writers who have already found their special project, and seek support in editing and shaping their pieces into finished works of art.  

We’ll go over the 9 universal narrative storytelling principles, examine them in each other’s work, share ideas and edits, challenge each other, and cheer each other on. We’ll post revisions, edits, and readings once a week online.

Through a combination of hands-on exercises, group discussions, and peer feedback, participants will refine their existing pieces and generate new scenes. Weekly online sessions will include sharing revisions, edits, and readings.

You can take Method Writing alongside us, and use this workshop to focus on editing, or turn in work for revision and critique among people who are working on longer pieces and get help turning a journal entry into a bigger story. From the very first class, we will focus on editing and revising our works in-progress work and offer unique exercises to keep you in flow. 


Taught by a 25-year veteran practitioner of the Jack Grapes Method Writing Program and adjunct professor of Writing with an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Literature who has coached many writers to successful publication. Join our warm and welcoming environment and find out what’s next for your story, novel, or memoir.


October 13, 2023 - December 01, 2023


10:30 am - 1:30 pm



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Alexandra Kostoulas


Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She runs the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program in San Francisco. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level. She has been been nominated for awards in fiction, poetry, and journalism and has won a few. She has published short stories, a few journalistic pieces, and a lot of individual poems across a wide array of literary journals and other media. She has performed her work on stage at readings both locally and nationally. She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen.