Asheville Writing Workshops

Craft-intensive 6-week series designed to help you focus and finish creative writing projects.

One-day workshops on the business of editing, publishing, author platforms, and book marketing.

Choose what fits your goals.


May-June 2017

The Business of Writing: 4 CLASSES

The Business of Writing May-June 2017 is a series of four 2.5-hour classes on:

  • literary magazine submissions for beginners
  • how to get started as a book critic
  • how to get started as a ghostwriter
  • writing your best agent query letter

Register for one class, or register for all four at a special package rate.

Each class includes lecture, handouts, worksheets, hands-on work in class, Q&A and discussion to help you further your career goals as a writer of fiction or nonfiction.


August-September 2017

The Art of the Middle: Novel writing

There are plenty of classes on how to write dynamic first sentences, opening chapters, and closing lines, but very few resources to help an author conquer the hardest part of a book: the middle. Encountering the depressing middle work is often referred to as "sag syndrome," and many would-be novelists abandon their projects altogether during this period. This class is designed to save you from that.

In this 6-week class, writers with a novel-in-progress will work intensely to add new sections to their book each week by roughly drafting the middle of their novel. Each 3-hour weekly class will feature critical reading, craft talk, lively discussion, and in-class writing time. You will also write outside of class. In six weeks, you can potentially add six more chapters to your novel.