… you’re sick of
feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of your creative project.
… you’re sick of
feeling like you didn’t meet your writing goals for another year in a row.
… you’re sick of
feeling imposter syndrome and fear of the blank page even though deep down you know this is normal for a writer.
Whether you write novels, blog posts, stories, plays, or poems, this 3-day workshop will take your self-doubt, inertia, fears, and change them into confidence and a never-ending flow of ideas.
Get expert guidance to rekindle your creative spark and write your best work in 2022.
Learn how to deal with imposter syndrome in a creative context and set your mind up for a truly creative year
Achieve success because you have honed a laser like focus on your craft
Learn how to use goal setting and forecasting as a creative person to plan ahead and plot out your entire project over the course of the year.
Whether you write novels, blog posts, stories, plays, or poems, this 3-day live online workshop will take your self-doubt, inertia, fears, and change them into confidence and a never-ending flow of ideas.
Get expert guidance to rekindle your creative spark and write your best work in 2023.
From her writing expertise and global literary knowledge, Alexandra knows how to prompt the writer forward from seed of an idea to completion. I have learned to write longer narratives that have become starting points for memoir, flash fiction and now a novel. Working with her gave me the confidence to read my work in public and send it out.
Alexandra’s workshop equipped me with the skill of going deep in my writing. It’s something I turn to again and again—going deep, getting to the emotional core of a character—and it’s paying off so much.Alexandra’s workshop equipped me with the skill of going deep in my writing. It’s something I turn to again and again—going deep, getting to the emotional core of a character—and it’s paying off so much.
Through SF Creative Writing Institute, Alexandra has successfully woven a community for writers to connect, grow, and nourish one another as artists, both seasoned and new to their craft. As a forever writer forever growing as a poet and educator, I owe my own creative transformation to her program.
We’ll expose imposter syndrome as writers, break down where the term came from and I’ll show you a simple but effective technique for thwarting it when it rears its ugly head in your own creative process.
We’ll create new work from several writing prompts that help you get at the core of what you want to say and talk about the dynamics of storytelling in the pieces you just wrote and how to write ideas on the page.
We’ll go over some universal principles of good storytelling together as they apply to the structure of a narrative in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or dramatic writing. You’ll ideate and begin to draft a new piece or a new part of an old piece you want to finish in class with these principles as a guide, leaving the session with promising new work
You’ll share your new work with the group and accountability partners, receive peer and instructor feedback and an individualized strategy session how to move forward with your work.
We’ll go over the work that we liked and provide a sounding board for the artist to pitch new ideas and try out new pieces of writing on our ears.
We’ll use techniques like scripting, goal setting, forecasting, recasting to plot your writing goals on a timeline for the rest of the week, month and year. Together we will derive strategies to hold ourselves accountable and produce a metric for what success looks like for ourselves in each of our unique projects.
What happens if I miss a course?
All of our sessions will be recorded. If you miss a session, you can watch the recording the same day or the next day and connect with the class online and submit work for feedback to the instructor.
What is the course schedule?
The course meets for three Tuesdays in February. 2 hours per day.
11 am-1pm Pacific Time.
I work full-time. What is the expected time commitment?
Time commitment is a bit more relaxed for the particular cohort. It’s 2 hours per week. 3 weeks in a row. More flexible if you work full time. Budget for about 2-3 hours of outside work during the course.
What’s the refund policy?
You may request a refund up to 24 hours before the first class starts via email.