Author Marty Smith visits my class.

Author Marty Smith visits my class.

Private workshops

Barbara currently teaches two private workshops in her studio in Corona del Mar. The Writers’ Block Party is a critique group that meets bi-monthly on Thursday nights. It’s for writers who have taken writing classes or workshops and need in-depth feedback from group members for fiction or memoir writing projects. Occasionally there is an opening for an advanced fiction or memoir/essay writer, so don’t be afraid to ask.

The other is the Literary Posse and it’s for writers at various levels. Classes include exercises, optional assignments, craft and marketing discussions, and critique. This workshop is geared toward building confidence and getting you focused and in motion so you write what you’re meant to write.

Both are ten-week workshops and each costs $400.

Throughout the year, Barbara teaches a “Pen on Fire” online class through Gotham Writers’ Workshop. This course provides techniques and tricks and insights that help you push past your worst internal roadblocks, so you can fly through your writing on a daily basis. No matter where in the world you live, we can work together. Visit Gotham’s Web site for more information on the class and how to sign up.

I mentor writers privately, consult with clients on books in progress and book proposals, and I critique ongoing writing projects, both fiction and nonfiction.

I also speak to groups, moderate and sit on panels at author events, and visit book clubs/reading groups in person, on Skype, on the phone, and via email.

For more information, email me here.