Catch-22 author Joseph Heller famously said, "Every writer I know has trouble writing. It's like one of those… what do you call them?" Share your troubles with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 toward on-site or online writing classes from All Writers’ Workplace & Workshop in Waukesha. Most classes last between five and eight weeks, but vary depending on subject and class size.
All Writers’ Workplace & Workshop's friendly faculty of published writers nurtures aspirant authors of all ages and skill levels with on-site and online classes. Class sizes are kept small (between 8–20) to make sure that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one attention. The Book Writing Workshop ($150) kick-starts ideas for the above-average American novel with 12 weeks of honest feedback from supportive classmates, as well as a line-by-line edit and thematic critique from the instructor. The Wednesday writing workshops ($50) apply the same scrutiny to a more diverse grab bag of short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and exceptionally gripping Mad Libs.
Dedicated scribes who've chained themselves to their computers until the manuscript is finished can still take part in All Writers’ hyperfocused online courses. Solving the Mystery ($150) spends six weeks exploring the ins and outs of penning a good whodunit, then rounds students up into a parlor to dramatically reveal that one of them . . . is a murderer. Student scribes can also master writing a personal essay ($125), test out unusual tactics for poetic inspiration ($125), or brush up on their grammar ($100).