Fiction & Memoir First Aid

Join us for private consultations: Fiction and Memoir First Aid!
Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Private 15-Minute Appointments     $30

First-come first-served: appointments are limited.

Quick fifteen-minute consultations will be offered on Zoom with some of our wonderful writer-teachers, including Janet Fitch, Rachel Howard and Victoria Patterson.

Come with a question. Or come with a page (limit 250 words). Having a thorny problem with a story? Worried about the end of your novel? Do you have issues about the writing life? This is the place to get fresh insight. The focus of your session is up to you.

Sign up for a consultation today. You will be paired with one of these generous and talented writer-teachers. (You may request your top two choices of staff member, subject to availability. )

To read a bio, click on the name below, or view them all as a list.

Janet Fitch  •  Rachel Howard  •  Victoria Patterson

Come with a question: Issues about dialogue, prose style, characterization? Come to the session prepared with a question or more than one! The time is yours.

Or come with a page: Need help with dialogue or prose style? Submit one page, double spaced (limit 250 words), and a staff member will respond to what’s on the page and beyond.

Appointments available 10 AM – 5 PM (Pacific).

Registration closes Saturday, January 30 at 8:00 AM (Pacific).

Once you register, we will be in touch with your appointment details.

Please make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the most recent version of Zoom and have good audio and video available.

Please note: If you want to share a page of your writing, we will email you ask you to submit your page the day before your appointment. The Elf will share these with you and the staff writer-teacher during your appointment. (The staff member won’t see your page in advance.)

(Cancellations for full refunds, to be considered, must be requested before 8 am on Saturday.)

*Thanks to Sharon Olds who originally coined this term for the Poetry Workshop’s “First Aid.” We are adapting her concept for Fiction and Memoir.


Registration Form for First Aid

Your page should have a limit of 250 Words. Make sure to have your page ready 24 hours in advance of your meeting. You will be asked to submit it to us in advance. (We will send a link.) The Elf will screen-share at the session.

Please indicate, below.

If you have a special request or additional information, please make it here. You may request two staff members (subject to availability.) We can't guarantee you will get one of the staff member you requested, but we will do our best.

You will get an instant confirmation email. If you don't receive a confirmation email from us immediately, please get in touch, asap, as we may not have received your request. Thanks so much!
Please note: Before your appointment, you will receive detailed information:
• Staff Writer assignment
• Time
• Zoom Info & Best Practices
• Link to Headquarters page and Zoom Meeting room assignment
• Link to submit your page in advance, if needed.
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