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July Write Club with Jennifer Coffeen

$100.00 · July 2

This month-long online class will concentrate on accountability and goal setting for writers of all levels with lower stakes and more focus on getting words on the page.

Start Date

July 2

Day(s) of the Week

Tuesday

Class Times

6:00pm – 7:15pm CT

Sessions

5

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$100

In stock

Description

Staying focused and accountable to your goals is one of the biggest challenges of writing. And sometimes you just want space and time to write without the focus on publishing, submitting, etc. This month-long online class will concentrate on accountability and goal setting for writers of all levels with lower stakes and more focus on getting words on the page. Writers will meet once a week on Tuesday evenings for a check-in and writing session led by your instructor. This will include tips, writing prompts, and some thoughts on craft to get motivated. This accountability group will not require any reading of or feedback on peer work, but you are welcome to set those up outside of the class with your peers. We hope you’ll make connections you can carry with you longterm.

During each week we’ll keep in touch with a group slack channel, accountability calendar, and email check-ins on Mondays and Fridays. We’ll finish off the course on Wednesday, July 31st with an optional Open Mic Reading and Celebration.

Example of Tuesday schedule

6:00pm – 6:10pm: Check in for the week

6:15pm – 7:00pm: Writing time

7:00pm – 7:15pm: Goal setting for next week


Tuesday July 2 (Week 1): Setting Up Your Goals (+ character tips!)

Tuesday July 9 (Week 2): Writing Schedules (+ plot tips!)

Tuesday July 16 (Week 3): Defeating Distractions (+ setting tips!)

Tuesday July 23 (Week 4): Editing Prompts

Tuesday July 30 (Week 5): Debrief, Wrap Up, Prep for Open Mic

Wednesday July 31: Final readings!


This class will include:

  • Optional sharing of student work in class
  • In-class writing exercises
  • Generative exercises
  • Writing exercises or writing assignments outside of class
  • Craft talks
  • A final reading or performance

About Jennifer Coffeen

Jennifer Coffeen is a Pushcart Prize nominated author of short stories and flash fiction and is the author of several novels/novellas (The Wild Rose Press, Musa Publishing). Jennifer is the Events Director at StoryStudio Chicago, and has been a writing instructor with StoryStudio Chicago, Windy City RWA, Allen County Public Library, and the Indiana Humanities Writing Workshop Program. She is currently working on Season 4 of the Creepy History podcast, which she co-hosts with Fraser Coffeen.