The prompt: Signs of Life. The go time: 12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 19.The deadline: Midnight Thursday, Feb 21. The word count: 500 max. Beginning, middle, end, and maybe a twist, all in 500 words or less. It’s harder than it looks, and a good exercise for the creative mind. We give you three days to think about it, sketch out a rough draft, and …

The prompt: Footprints in the Sand. The go time: 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16.The deadline: Midnight Monday, Feb 18. The word count: 500 max. Beginning, middle, end, and maybe a twist, all in 500 words or less. It’s harder than it looks, and a good exercise for the creative mind. We give you three days to think about it, sketch out a rough draft, …

September 26 – 29: How does a long weekend in a house within walking distance of the ocean feel, where someone else takes care of the chores and the cooking while you daydream, write, and build lasting friendships with other writers? Join us and find out just how crazy good it can be to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. …

June 21-23, 2019: Join us for a 3-day writing retreat in the Sierra Nevadas. You have a writer in your soul. Do you feed her regularly, or tease her with broken promises? Do you crave time and structure to organize your outline, bridge scenes, develop characters, or focus on weaving threads of thought into a complete story, but can’t quite make it happen …