Classes

Writing the New Year: 2022

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Let’s kick off 2022 with joy, organization, and a clear direction for our writing projects!

Writing the New Year is a group class that takes place during the first three weeks of January and involves synchronous meetings, audio lectures, and written assignments. You can see topics in the schedule below. Our goal is to reflect and re-order our past and upcoming year of writing in order to celebrate our projects and design our writing practice so that we have the fuel to engage with our work in a productive way all year long.

With Monday Discussions, Wednesday Write-ins, Writing Caffeine mini-lectures, and one-on-one meetings, you’ll have structure and accountability to meet your goals and kick off the new year with inspiration and new drafts!

Monday Discussions and Wednesday Write-ins are synchronous zoom meetings from 6-7pm EDT.

Writing Caffeine lectures are delivered during the first three days of the week for you to listen to in the morning or before your writing session.

Each writer has two one-on-one meetings with me during the class, which you will sign up for the last week of December, after registering. We will discuss your individual projects and goals.

Schedule:

Week 1: Jan 3 – 7

Monday Discussion: Writing Reflection

Wednesday Write-in: Project Audit

Friday Assignment: Collected Works

Writing Caffeine:

  • Time milestones as re-energizing
  • Embracing structure and accountability as part of the process
  • Emotions and past works

Week 2: Jan 10-14

Monday Discussion: Writing Fuel

Wednesday Write-in: Juicy Scenes

Friday Assignment: Perfect Day 

Writing Caffeine:

  • Joy from readers
  • Joy from work
  • Joy from self

Week 3: Jan 17 – 21

Monday Discussion: The Writing Life

Wednesday Write-in: Grunt Work

Friday Assignment: Data Decoration

Writing Caffeine:

  • What if you’re erratic?
  • Clarify the end goal, cut out unnecessary assignments
  • Sit with accomplishment, embrace extra credit

For the $333 tuition, writers receive:

-9 Writing Caffeine audio recordings

-3 group meetings

-3 guided write-ins

-2 half-hour one-on-one meetings

Register for Writing the New Year: 2022 here!

Make sure that the email you enter for payment is the best contact email for you, as that’s the one I’ll use for class communications.

If you are a BIPOC writer who would like to be considered for a scholarship for this upcoming course, please reach out at contact@marcellaphaddad.com and let me know.

Looking forward to writing with you soon!

-Marcella

Class Policies:

  • Writing Caffeine lectures will be .mp3 files sent by email at the beginning of each week, and stored in our shared folder available for students to keep
  • Monday Discussions will be recorded and uploaded to our shared Google Drive folder
  • Wednesday Write-ins will not be recorded, but instructions and guiding prompts will be emailed to absent students
  • One-on-one meetings can be rescheduled with advance notice
  • Partial or full refunds are available by request and processed on a case-by-case basis

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