ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Saturdays in August
4-5 p.m.
Feeling out of touch? Finding it hard to get started? Join me online for these hour-long workshops, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers. Using exercises and guided writing sprints, we will explore techniques used in creative writing and practice applying them. These are stand-alone workshops, so come to one or all. Let’s flex our writing muscles!

8/1 Writing to Prompts
8/8 Make a Scene Part 1
8/15 Make a Scene Part 2
8/22 Open the Door (Scene Exercises)
8/25 Find Your Voice

To receive the link for each workshop please register by emailing me.

The suggested donation is $10 per workshop,but whether you donate and how much is up to you. I know many people are struggling financially right now, so I am leaving it open. If you want to donate some amount, you may do so via PayPal to info AT timetowrite DOT us or contact me for a mailing address to send a check.

Round Pond

Time to Write Writers’ Retreat

Thursday 17 September to Sunday 20 September 2020
Pinewoods Camp, Inc.
80 Cornish Field Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
$200 includes meals and lodging.

NOTE: The retreat is full. We are still hoping to go forward with it, but if not, then all registration fees will be refunded.

Join us for a weekend of writing in the woods. You’ll have opportunities to critique each other’s work using guidelines that inspire constructive and positive suggestions. Evenings might include readings and games in front of the fire. Most of all, you will have plenty of time to write. Pinewoods is a beautiful rustic camp located in a 25-acre pine and beech forest between Long Pond and Round Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its cabins are mostly double occupancy with nearby modern toilets and showers. There are lots of trails for walking, two ponds for swimming, and the whisper of pine trees to inspire you.
Download attached pdf for more information & registration.TTW 2020 Retreat flyer-2 page


Looking Out, Looking In: Middle Class Perspectives

Thursday 19 November 2020, Time TBD
Odyssey Program
Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
How do members of the American middle class see themselves and others? How much is our sense of class internalized, and how much is it determined by outside factors, such as our job or income or culture? How do people in the U.S. move between classes? Drawing on literature, social psychology, and personal experience, this lesson examines middle class perspectives and frames of reference.
Stay tuned for registration information!


Creating Your Nonfiction Book Submission Package

Saturday 21 November 2020, 10-3 pm (with one hour lunch break)
Odyssey Program
Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
You need to create a submission package if you want your book to be published by a traditional publisher. Although agents and editors have individual submission requirements, there are certain elements of the package that are required or recommended for all nonfiction books. Moreover, these elements are recommended even if you choose to self-publish.This course will give you the tools to create these items, including query letters, competitive analysis, marketing plan, sample chapters, book synopsis, and nonfiction book proposal.
Stay tuned for registration information!




Poetry Discussion Group

First Saturday of every month.
12 – 2 p.m.

NOTE: We have moved online for the duration.

Each month we read and discuss the work of a poet. Open to all. No experience or preparation necessary. Copies of the poems are available. These casual discussions are a great way to expand your knowledge of and appreciation for poetry. Come and help us choose next month’s poet.

For more information and a link to join, contact me.

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Weekly Writing Prompt Service

Having trouble getting started? Need a deadline to motivate you? Sign up for Time to Write’s weekly writing prompt service and award-winning writer and teacher Barbara Morrison will email you a writing prompt every Friday. That gives you a week to respond to the prompt in any genre you desire: fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc. For an additional fee, email your work to Barbara by the following Thursday and she will send you a critique of your piece.
Prompt only: $5/month
Prompt and critique: $20/month. Sign up for a year and get one month free.