Practice, Process, Publish: July 24 – 25, 2010, at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa


A Summer Writing Workshop: Practice, Process, Publish
July 24 – 25, 2010 at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

General Info:
Join Senior Editor and Writing Coach Brooke Warner and Award Winning Writer and Teacher Laura Kalpakian for an intimate and inspiring weekend of workshops, hands-on classes and one-on-one discussion. Take advantage of this intimate opportunity to ask questions and move forward with your individual writing goals.
Saturday, July 24 – 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 25 – 8:30am – Noon
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, Bellingham, WA
$150.00 per person (includes coffee and snacks)
15-minute consultations with Brooke Warner are available on Sunday for an additional $20
For information and to sign up, call Cami at 206.890.8694 or email us at
Improve your writing Practice:
• Soul searching—defining and redefining your project
• Where to start when you’ve got more than one project in mind
• The importance of structure, scope, angle, and hook
• Writing with “relatability” and universal conclusions in mind
• Getting out of the way so the book that wants to be written comes through
• Creating accountability: schedules, deadlines, and discipline
Learn about the writing Process:
• Effective editing—the right questions to ask as you revise and develop
• Tips for seeing and shaping your work with new eyes
• How to revise creatively throughout the writing process
• Hands on practice with new techniques
Get ready to Publish:
• The dos and don’ts of publishing—secrets of a pro
• Marketing yourself—why you need a platform
• Deconstructing query letters and proposals
• How to stand out from the crowd
• Building relationships with editors and agents
• Digital, self-publishing and the future

Register Today! Enrollment Limited
Cash, Check, and Paypal Accepted
Contact Cami @ Write on Bellingham:
206.890.8694 or email at
PO Box 29043
Bellingham WA 98228
Workshop Schedule
Saturday, July 24
8:30am – Noon, Practice and Process, Brooke Warner
12pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 4:30pm The Writer and Creative Revision, Laura Kalpakian
4:30pm – 5:00pm Day 1 Wrap Up
Sunday, July 25
8:30 am – noon The Inside Scoop on Publishing, Brooke Warner
noon – 3:00pm Individual Consultations Available with Brooke
Guest Bios
Brooke Warner is Senior Editor at Seal Press, publisher of women’s nonfiction books, written for women, by women. Brooke has been in the publishing industry for over ten years and has been coaching and consulting individual writers for the past three years. She specializes in coaching writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts and helping them to identify the best route to getting published. Brooke works with writers across many genres, including writers of nonfiction, from women’s issues to mind/body/spirit, novelists, memoirists, poets, and essayists. Read more about Brooke on her website and see her list of acquisitions.
Laura Kalpakian is the author of ten novels, including The Memoir Club, Steps and Exes, and most recently, American Cookery, nominated for the 2007 IMPAC/Dublin Literary Award. Her stories are published in the UK and USA, and gathered into three prize-winning collections. Her memoirs and essays have appeared in quarterlies and anthologies. She has long taught both Memoir and Fiction classes in Washington.

The Chrysalis Inn Location:
804 10th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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