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How to Set SMART Writing Goals for 2022

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“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”
―Carol Burnett

Happy New Year! In this newsletter:

  • How you can use SMART (it's an acronym!) goal-setting to do your best writing this year.
  • Good news from an instructor.
  • Browse our updated course calendar through January.
  • Join our Facebook group and share your craft with us, and find us on Instagram.

I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and well.


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How to Set SMART Writing Goals for 2022

How to set and meet the right goals for your writing this year.

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Congratulations to...

Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who interviewed with NPR/KJZZ's podcast The Word, covering all things literary in the state of Arizona. Susan discussed her forthcoming poetry collection Blame It on the Serpent alongside two other Arizona authors. Listen to Susan's interview here.

Congratulations, Susan!

Our Upcoming Courses

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January Courses

Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind (January 5)

with Marc Olmsted | 4 Weeks | $250

A four-week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.

Starting to Write (January 5)

with Gloria Kempton | 8 Weeks | $395

For those who want to kick start their writing into high gear.

Write Your Novel! The Workshop With Jack (January 5)

with Jack Smith | 10 Weeks | $460

Get a good start on a novel in just ten weeks, or revise a novel you’ve already written. Free your imagination, move steadily ahead and count the pages!

Writing with Tarot (January 12)

with Sandra Novack | 8 Weeks | $395

Jump-start your creative juices, and explore a world of divination, symbolism, and imagery right at your fingertips: learn short story and novel writing through Tarot.

Crafting the Poetry Novel for Young Adults (January 12)

with Kelly Bingham | 5 Weeks | $300

Even if you’ve never written poetry before, you can begin the rewarding process of crafting a poetry novel for Young Adults. Is there a market for novels written in verse? Are they well received? Yes, there is, and yes, they are!

Mastering the Elements of Fiction (January 12)

with Jack Smith | 10 Weeks | $460

In this course, you’ll work with the basic elements of fiction--the fundamentals that drive the story and determine the quality of the work.

Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story (January 12)

with Barbara Henning | 10 Weeks | $460

Write 1–3-page flash fiction in this online course with Barbara Henning, drawing on classic, poetic & experimental elements. Read the form’s masters.

Next-Level Creative Nonfiction: Elevating Essays, Memoir, Travel Writing & Literary Journalism (January 12)

with Wendy Call | 10 Weeks | $460

Elevate your memoir, travel writing, literary journalism, & lyric and personal essays.

Rapid Story Development: A Master Plan for Building Stories That Work (January 19) NEW!

with Jeff Lyons | 10 Weeks | $550

In this 10 week story writing class, Jeff Lyons pairs the Enneagram with story development techniques to revolutionize your writing practice.

Poetry Workshop: Bring Your Poems to Life (January 19)

with Rosemary Tantra Bensko | 8 Weeks | $395

Join us for this workshop on creating powerful poems—poems that are clear and organized, fresh and moving, full of life.

Writing Our Grief: How to Channel Loss into Creative Expression (January 19)

with Rudri Patel | 8 Weeks | $395

Writing about grief is a powerful healing tool. Turn pain into power in this personal essay course, with instructor Rudri Patel.

The Ongoing Fiction Workshop (January 19)

with Shelley Singer | 10 Weeks | $460

Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.

(Live Workshop) Writing Beginnings and Endings (January 20) NEW!

with Sarah Aronson | Single-Day Webinar | $89

How do you write a story that's compelling to start and satisfying to finish? Sarah Aronson explains in this comprehensive one-day workshop.

Building a Career as a Literary Artist (January 26)

with Lyzette Wanzer | 6 Weeks | $330

Not sure how to start building a literary career? By the end of this course, you'll have tackled the author's bio, C.V., LinkedIn, and more!

Plumbing the Past: Turning Life Experience into Poetry, Flash and Creative Non-Fiction (January 26)

with Tina Barry | 4 Weeks | $250

Dig deep into personal ritual while studying narrative poets, short fiction and non-fiction authors, and food writers.

Plot Your Novel (January 26)

with Jack Smith | 8 Weeks | $395

Over eight weeks, you'll develop a solid basis in the fictional elements—protagonist, setting, secondary characters, point of view, plot, and theme—while you develop the outline of your novel. You'll receive feedback at all stages from your fellow writers and your instructor.

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