Take Charge of Your Writing – A Hands-On Workshop

A hands-on workshop for writers, because we want you to win with your next manuscript.

Spend the morning in an intimate group where you’ll receive individualized attention from an award-winning fantasy author and a traditionally published thriller author.

You’ll leave with:

  • A detailed writing schedule
  • Hacks to maximize your writing time
  • A finely honed story premise
  • A clear understanding of your primary characters
  • A plot map to keep your story on track
Cost: $100
When: TBA
Where: Mission Viejo, exact location TBA
Includes a continental breakfast.


If you’re lost and alone and you’re sinking like a stone…* try a “Take Charge of Your Writing” workshop given by Greta Boris and Megan Haskell!  I walked in floundering, clenching a 4 in binder filled with an 80,000-word mess of a novel that had been begging me all week to be merciful and let it be part of someone’s campfire on the beach.  But then we got to the Plot Menu.  It was in charting my Act I during class that the “A story” and “B story issue was discussed in a way I had never heard before. I walked out still holding my mess of a novel, but now knowing exactly what I need to do to fix it!  How can you get better than that?     *lyrics from the band FUN

Billie Kelpin


Because this is a hands-on class where the group will be work-shopping individual story ideas and practicing productivity hacks as a team, we have to keep the numbers small. Space is limited, and registrants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


After you register, you’ll receive a packet of pre-class assignments and advanced reading materials, so when you arrive you’ll be ready to get to work!