Study the Craft of Writing

with Windy Lynn Harris & Lisa Fugard

Authors Windy Lynn Harris and Lisa Fugard offer a variety of online learning opportunities throughout the year. Each class includes weekly instruction, personal feedback, and access to a private class Facebook page.

Winter Inspiration Camp!

Cost: $99

Next Session: January 1st to January 26th, 2018

Winter Inspiration Camp is an exclusive and private Facebook-only event hosted by Windy Lynn Harris and Lisa Fugard. During this four-week camp, you’ll take leaps ahead on your writing projects through goal-setting and community accountability.

Winter Inspiration Camp is your opportunity to work on any writing project you’d like. Writing a memoir? Great! Revising a stack of essays? Perfect! Starting your novel? Wonderful! We’ll help you make progress on any writing project during Winter Inspiration Camp. You can reach your goals and have fun while you’re doing it!

Each week you’ll track your progress and share something from your current writing project. You’ll be inspired and supported by the community atmosphere provided at our private Winter Camp Facebook page. You’ll be among your peers here. Check in with your fellow writers. Ask questions. Get answers. Complain when it’s tough and high-five each other when the writing flows well. You don’t have to write alone. Join us instead!

Essay Boot Camp

Cost: $245 / $475

Next Session: TBD

Personal essays have a narrative arc, compelling characters, and mini-plot lines that push the reader toward a conclusion or a realization. There is a situation and a story. A personal essay isn’t simply an anecdote, but an in-depth exploration of a subject.

In this class, you’ll produce six new essays and learn the tools to revise them for publication. This course covers Essay Structure, Reflective Voice, Scene Writing for Essays, Revision Strategies, How to Sell Personal Essays, and Close Editing.

There are two levels available for this class. One provides feedback on each of your essays and one does not.

Short Story Boot Camp

Cost: $245 / $475

Next Session: TBD

Many of the same craft techniques used to write novels are used to write short stories, but short stories stand apart as a separate form of prose, one that is delivered with concise language. It’s the use of compression and microscopic storytelling that make short stories unique.

There are five key elements in every solid short story: Character, Setting, Plot, Conflict, and Theme. Learn how to braid these elements together for maximum impact in a small amount of space.

There are two levels available for this class. One provides feedback on each of your short stories and one does not.

This class is in development. Details soon!

About Your Instructors

Windy Lynn Harris is the author of Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published. She’s a prolific writer, a trusted mentor, and a frequent speaker at literary events. Her long list of short stories and personal essays have been published in literary, trade, and women’s magazines across the U.S. and Canada in places like The Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, and Literary Mama, among many other journals. Her advice for writers can be found in The Review Review, The 2018 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market (Writer’s Digest Books), The 2018 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market (Writer’s Digest Books), and many industry blogs, including her own. More about Windy at (this site).

Lisa Fugard is the author of the highly acclaimed novel Skinner’s Drift and the writing inspiration book 21 Days to Awaken the Writer Within. Her creative work has been published in Story, Outside and other literary magazines. Her many travel articles, essays and book reviews have been published in the New York Times. As a freelance editor she has worked on a variety of books including Burning Desire, Dharma God and Path to Recovery by Kevin Griffin,  A Cure For Emma by Julie Colvin, and the cyberpunk romance Wired by Liz Maverick. She co-leads exclusive writing retreats through Wellness and Writing Retreats and teaches the craft of writing in the San Diego area.

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