Habits & Hacks

When I moved to the Twin Cities seven years ago, one of the best things I did was to go to the Loft Literary Center and sign up for a class taught by Rosanne Bane about how to building a writing habit.

Not only did the class help me increase my writing results, but also it helped give me confidence that I could handle the workload of Hamline’s MFA Program in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults.

This fall is the last time Rosanne will be teaching “The Writing Habit” class at the Loft Literary Center. In 2018 she’ll be semi-retired and “reveling in the glory of so much time to write and travel.”

I’m honored to announce that Rosanne will be handing the torch to me, and I’ll be co-teaching with her at the Loft beginning next week. The intention is that I’ll take over teaching this classic course, which has launched hundreds of satisfying and successful writing practices. I’ll also be adding all the apps, online tools, and techniques that I’ve found to help simplify

Rosanne’s book!

the logistics of building a writing habit and a writing career.

Hence, we’ve renamed the class “Writing Habits and Hacks.” It runs on Thursdays evenings (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.) for six weeks at the Loft Literary Center from September 21 to October 26, 2017. Here’s the catalog description: “Do you want to write more — more often, more freely, more effectively — but fear you don’t have the discipline or time? Forget will power! What you really need are consistent writing habits and a handful of ‘writer brain hacks’ adapted to fit your writing life and style.”

I invite you to join Rosanne and me!

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