The Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method helps people write. It helps all people. It doesn’t matter who you are. You might be a professional writer or somebody who has never written anything.
How does it work? It works by removing some of the fear and heartache that get in the way of writing. It replaces those things with hope and courage. Then we seem to write better and more easily, and can take in the thoughtful suggestions of others. But how does it do that? Well, the method that gets these results comes from the book Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider. I highly recommend that book. I read it out of curiosity and then took a workshop with its author and subsequently became a certified workshop leader. I use her method in my workshops because it works. I have lots of ideas about exactly how and why it works but it is the kind of thing that is best experienced. So if you are curious, the best thing to do is to join us for a session or two and make up your own mind. Call me at 415-308-5685, or e-mail me at email@example.com. See how you like it.
I am a writer and also a teacher and helper of other writers. I worked for Salon.com for 14 years, first editing and then writing the advice column "Since You Asked." These days I write, and I teach and help other writers by using the Amherst Writers and Artists method, which is a group writing process that I am trained in by the founder of the method, poet and memoirist Pat Schneider.