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Write Like The End is Near! Sat. Jan. 28 1 Day Writing Intensive in NYC

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Greetings and welcome to 2017!

To quote Rosemary’s Baby, “This is no dream…this is really happening!”

That said, if you’re a writer, there’s something you can do to fight the voices of terror and doom.


“But all I want to do is curl up in a ball and watch videos of cute kittens curling themselves up into a ball,” you say. Well, of course you do! I wouldn’t love you so damn much if you didn’t. But you’ve got plenty of other days for that. On Sat. Jan. 28 you can sit yourself down and join me for a one-day writing intensive that will set a fire under you for the rest of the year.

How do you decide? Ask yourself:


  • Set writing goals, hours and deadlines to ensure what’s in your head ends up on the page?
  • Develop characters who your favorite actors would kill to portray?
  • Build narrative momentum so that your story keeps readings wondering what will happen next?
  • Infuse your writing with heat and verve and make it irresistible to readers?
  • Leave with a blueprint plan for completing your draft within three months?

Then for corn’s sake, sign up!

Sat. Jan 28, 10 am – 4pm in Chelsea. (W. 27th between 6th & 7th Aves.)


Early registration discount:

sign up by Jan. 14 get $50 off.

Sign up by Jan. 21 get $25 off.

What if I am unavailable that day?

Make yourself available! But if you really can’t….consider working with me as an editor or private writing coach, or find out about future workshops. Email me at Learn more at


What’s your spiel, woman?

Why, let me shift into the third person and tell ya!

Jill Dearman is the author of Bang the Keys, a much-lauded book for writers, which includes an introduction by John Leland of The New York Times. Her debut novel, The Great Bravura, was published to great acclaim last year. As a novelist, she has been featured on NPR and deemed “The New Queen of Noir” by Go Magazine. Augusten Burroughs described The Great Bravura as “Brutal and magical and sexy as hell. Dearman’s noir voice shatters boundaries I never knew existed.” Jill is also a well-published journalist who worked for a decade as a Part-Time Professor of Journalism at New York University.

For an in depth interview about Jill’s writing process read Robert Polito’s feature for The Brooklyn Rail:

For a sense of Jill’s teaching watch this short video: