Your Passion is Your Prose Writing Workshop

At this writing workshop all levels are welcome – you work at your pace. I offer personal attention to every participant during the workshop and a free followup consultation afterward, by phone, email, or in person, if feasible.

As journalists we’re trained to be detached and objective in our reporting. However, there are many markets and outlets for the writer who can report on a topic objectively AND with passion. I jump-started a successful food-writing career (books and feature articles) after publishing one article in a free monthly pub. I built a successful travel writing career after publishing a story on a gourmet bike tour in France in a monthly newsletter. Eight years ago, I was bitten by the tango bug and eventually traveled extensively in Argentina. Starting with an essay in the Christian Science Monitor, I have published almost solely on tango, Argentina, or Buenos Aires. That passion—and my reporting skills—led to a book (a travel memoir) and more than a dozen articles in regional and national publications, the New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. In this workshop, I offer exercises and material that inspire participants to zero in on the passions they can write about, develop that niche, brainstorm on where to publish, whether long or short features, essays, or books, and how to nurture all the angles.

WORKSHOP DATE & TIME: Sunday, January 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION: San Francisco Zen Conference Center, 308 Page Street (@ Laguna Street), San Francisco, parking is easy.

Cost: $69.

Choose from 3 Workshops

Choose from 3 Workshops