Writing Classes

Writing Classes

To Everyone Who Has Ever Written a Story, or Is Trying to Write a Story, or Is Wondering What It’s Like to Write a Story:
Let’s work together!

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Do you Live in New York?

Writing is a lonely business, but it doesn’t have to be…at least, not all the time. Having people to bounce ideas off of and get writing feedback is an essential aspect of writing life. That’s where the NYC workshops come in. I lead private writing workshops throughout the year in the NYC area. Designed for writers looking to receive constructive and specific feedback within a supportive and engaged community of their peers, participants range in age from twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings, and represent various experience writing levels and interests, from flash fiction to the novel.

In addition to presenting work, we discuss published stories from the perspective of craft, a model based on the workshops I’ve led over 10 years of teaching at the MFA programs of Brooklyn College, NYU, and Sarah Lawrence.

Read what some workshop students have to say:

"Hi Myla: I just wanted to share some good news with you. This morning, Michigan Quarterly Review accepted the story I was talking about last night (the one I couldn't get published)... I have you to thank.  I took all of your notes with me to the Vermont Studio Center last summer and worked on the story around the clock.  So, thank you!"

"You’re such a great editor/mentor, really the best I’ve ever had in over 30 years of publishing books. I’m so grateful I found you."

Do You Live on Planet Earth?

I don’t know about you, but every time I find myself staring at a blank page, all that whiteness looks so vast and impenetrable.  That’s why I came up with Creative Bootcamp. Whether you’re a seasoned writer, new to writing, or somewhere in between, Creative Bootcamp will feed your brain new foods, pull your imagination in new directions, and give you the chance to explore the creative interplay between internal and external—which is to say the essential dialogue between everything going on inside your head and everything going on outside of it—when story ideas are formed. Creative Bootcamp is an online course filled with writing exercises, craft-centered observations and conversations that are equally good for helping you start something new or getting you out of a creative rut.  Curious?  Join the Bootcamp mailing list to find out more!

Happy writing,

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