Mark Twain said writing is easy, all you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Like Twain, the instructors at Writing Workshops Dallas have spent years crossing out the wrong words in their own manuscripts in order to find the right words. As career journalists, authors and story-tellers, all Writing Workshops Dallas instructors are well-published writers and understand what it takes to get there. As a member of WWD, you’ll learn about the craft and business of writing inside the classroom, find your home in the Dallas literary community, and forge your own path to publication.
A Community and Culture of Writers
Writers may write alone, but they do not get published alone. For many writers, finding a community is an essential step that leads them to take their work and craft more seriously. From formal classroom instruction and workshops to more casual bookstore readings and happy hour get-togethers, the staff at Writing Workshops Dallas care about engaging, mentoring, and welcoming new students into a growing community of writers. It’s pretty amazing what can happen when you embrace the literary community that has been waiting for you to show up all along.
More than just a class
At Writing Workshops Dallas, you’re held accountable for your dreams. You’re expected to put in the time that would be expected of a professional writer because that is how you become one. It is a hands-on education in how to write the kinds of stories you want to see in the world, and keep doing so beyond the workshop table. Professional writers write what they know (and what they want to know), what they love, and they write because they have to. Many aspiring writers have already written the story in their head and in their heart – and the professional writers at Writing Workshops Dallas can help them get to THE END.
Award-winning, professional writers
Executive Director and Founder Blake Kimzey leads a staff of highly accomplished writers who have won awards and found their work on best-seller lists. Each specializes in a unique genre, and are experienced at working with emerging authors across all disciplines: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting. So, it doesn’t matter what you write, there is a place for you at Writing Workshops Dallas.
In addition to sharing their experiences with and encouraging other writers, each is also hard at work on their own projects. Kimzey and instructor (and poet) Joe Milazzo, for example, were recently featured in D Magazine's July Fiction issue with brand-new short stories. That’s the sort of ice breaker perfect to use with both of them for the next Happy Hour at Wild Detectives.
If you are a writer or want to become one, why wait? Sign up with Writing Workshops Dallas and become a member of our writing community today.