Classes

Essay, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story

  • Term: 2022-2023
  • Start Date: April 9, 2023
  • End Date: April 9, 2023
  • Day of Week:
  • Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online Asynchronous
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $149.00
  • Member Price: $134.10

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Writer’s Welcome Kit (ASYNCHRONOUS)

Want to be a writer? Don’t waste time. The Writer’s Welcome Kit aims to save you 100 hours of work and worry as you go from wanting to be a writer to working to be a writer. It’s the first e-course that combines the information you need with the resources professional writers use to get published.

The Writer’s Welcome Kit is what every writer wishes they’d had when starting out.

  • Unlike writing books, the interactive Kit includes ten essential templates in Word and Excel to kickstart your writing life, plus 100 links to websites useful to writers.
  • Unlike in-person classes, you can complete the Kit on your own schedule from anywhere in the world.

Writing’s not boring, and neither is the Writer’s Welcome Kit. We offer a range of interactive tools to help you develop your skills and immerse yourself in the literary world. The six-week course includes:

A 100-page e-course workbook. Chapters include: How to Start, Your Writing Practice, Your Reading Practice, Your Writer’s Craft, Your Writing Business, and Your Writing Life.

Audio interviews with advice from New York Times best-selling and award-winning authors such as Jess Walter, Peter Mountford, Claire Dederer, and Jane Wong.

Templates for editing stories, creating complex characters, and tracking story submissions. These templates mimic the documents a professional writer develops over the course of their career to maintain organization.

100 bookmarks to sites helpful for writers, including literary magazines, online writing tools, and free access to ebooks. New writers might not know all there is out there to help them in their careers.

100 flashcards to finally learn grammar and literary devices in an online interactive flashcard app. Learning these terms will really help you feel like a writer dedicated to the craft.

100 writing prompts to guide your freewriting sessions and freewrite in characters’ voices. These prompts are provocative enough to get you writing, and general enough to be reusable.

Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach

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Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Vox, Elle, The Washington Post, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, and Vice. She’s the author of two million-reader viral essays.

Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.

She blogs about a writer’s craft, business, personal finance, and joy at welcometothewriterslife.com and leads meditation and writing sessions through A Very Important Meeting.

She serves writers as a coach,

Hugo House awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship in 2013.