Do you have a piece of work, whether an essay, short story, book, or film, that you have left hanging, and may not even know why? It’s time to see it through to the end! Join author Erin Byrne in this two-part series.


Session 1: May 4th 7-9pm PST

Session 2: May 18th 7-9pm PST

Price: $125 (includes both sessions)

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The End: Finally Finishing That Piece of Work That Has Taken Forever to Write

Session 1:

In this workshop, we will sharpen our writerly intuition to ascertain the reasons we have been unable to finish this work:

  • Are we truly “stuck” with some kind of block? (This is seldom the case)
  • Does this piece of work simply need more time to percolate?
  • Are we being lazy?
  • What is missing from this work that may be required?
  • Is the ending evading us?

During this first session we will identify the causes and make a plan.

Session 2:

After investigating our internal process, we will move forward – and proceed with our plan.

Together, we will get unstuck, find how to nurture a growing story, kick ourselves into gear, or pick up the threads and work to a natural and satisfying ending.

Erin Byrne is author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film. Erin’s books, travel essays, poetry, fiction and screenplays have won awards including the 2020 Grand Prize Solas Award for Travel Story of the Year, and is widely published. She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore and The American Library in Paris, at Book Passage bookstore, and on Deep Travel trips around the globe; is host of LitWings event series featuring writers, photographers and filmmakers; and is travel writing and photography curator for The Creative Process Exhibition, which travels to the world’s leading universities and conferences. www.erinbyrnewriter.com.


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