Writing Classes Santa Clarita, Ca

Liz Cotone


Classes forming in Santa Clarita, CA.

CREATIVE WRITING Classes for teens and adults

Liz's STORY MINE class series pushes students to mine their personal connection to their creative work before shaping it into a finished story. Each class employs free-form writing prompts designed to work for fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing for screen or stage.

the story mine CLASSES

1. THE DIG guides students towards unearthing their story—the one only they can tell. Free-writing prompts and exercises generate ideas and develop characters. More prompts mine those characters deeper, and deeper still, until a plot unfolds. What will be done with that plot is not yet at issue. We’ll get there.

2. THE BUILD introduces students to the key elements of story structure, utilizing the ideas and characters created in The Dig to form an outline and complete a first draft of their work.

3. THE POLISH is about reshaping and refining a draft through page reading and feedback sessions. Students hopefully leave with a rewritten draft and are encouraged to form writers groups and continue their work together.

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She honors my creative thinking and original ideas while challenging me to rethink for the betterment of the overall story. I leave  with a sense of direction, energy, and motivation.

-Courtney Powers, non-profit lawyer and creative writing student