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Autumn 2014 Writing Workshops in Bozeman, Montana

October 14, 2014

“Stories Worth Telling” writing workshops provide instruction and publishing tips for beginner and intermediate writers

Bozeman, MT – Local ghostwriter and coauthor Anika Hanisch will help beginner and intermediate writers hone their craft through informative lessons, group discussion, and hands-on writing exercises during her workshop series in November.  Students will also have the opportunity to submit short excerpts of their work to receive personalized feedback on their book project or essay series.

“My niche is coaching new memoir writers,” Hanisch said.  “But the November workshops are valuable for fiction writers as well. Several of my current students and coaching clients have branched out into fiction; I’m excited to reach out to more fiction writers this year.”

The November 2 session is geared toward beginners in any genre, covering the logistics of book craft as well as tips for keeping the creative well filled.  On November 16, Hanisch will discuss the sometimes hard-to-discern line between memoir and fiction.  “Readers expect memoir to read like a novel–with a polished feel and attention to pacing,” Hanisch said.  “But memoir writers also have an ethical obligation to stay true to their memory of key events.  It really is possible to balance the two.  You can write a beautifully crafted story that is honest.”

The “Fiction Techniques” workshop will be useful for both literary non-fiction writers and fiction writers.  “The techniques apply in both worlds,” Hanisch said.  “Beginner fiction writers would get a lot out of that session as well.”

Both Sunday afternoon workshops run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. and meet at Congregation Beth Shalom; 2010 West Koch, in Bozeman.  Advanced registration is required and due by October 23; after the 23rd call 406.581.9405 for availability. 

Details and registration form here.

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Autumn 2014 New Author Coaching Special

(Bozeman, MT) Don’t let gray days get you down–they’re perfect writing weather!  Ghostwriter, coauthor, and book coach Anika Hanisch enjoys showing new authors how to leverage the indoor “mud season” months.

“This is the best time of year to re-commit to finishing a book project,” Hanisch said. “You’re going to have a few indoor days.  And it’s almost dark when you get home from your day job.  Don’t fight it.  Love it.  Start writing again!”

This Autumn, Hanisch is offering introductory coaching sessions at a reduced rate. The new $60 package includes:

  • Initial 10-minute call to discuss immediate and long-term coaching needs.
  • In-person (or phone) 1-hour coaching session to address your top three writing challenges—from literary techniques and prose writing to organization and creative process.
  • Up to 15 minutes email and phone call follow-up.

The offer is valid for new coaching clients and those who have not had a coaching session for over a year.  1-hour Coaching Session must be scheduled in October or November of 2014.

Contact Hanisch (406.581.9405 or email) if you want to learn more.