Cultivate Clarity

Autumn 2019 Workshop Series

Tell Tailors is pleased to announce a series of three writing workshops to be held in Grass Valley, Calif. beginning in September 2019. In this series, we’ll provide tools, techniques, and coaching to help writers of all levels:

  • Learn a Revision process that gives your writing more focus, clarity, and grace.
  • Mix biography with empathy to develop Characters that readers won’t let go.
  • Play with tone, style, and rhythm to enhance your control of Narrative Voice.

Click here for information on the Youth Writer Fellowship (ages 13–25).


In four weekly meetings, we’ll explore how revision can both help you better understand what you’re trying to say and give you confidence that you’re saying it as well as possible. You’ll work on a short scene, essay, or poem, revising it with a different focus each week. You’ll leave with a finished piece, a process for your future revision, and even some pointers on grammar and punctuation.


Learn to create characters that jump off the page like genuine people. This three-week course offers tools, skills, and practice at building characters with full personalities, histories, and depth. You’ll develop character biographies, refine their traits and motivations, and explore relationship dynamics that communicate your main themes and make your story move.

Narrative Voice

In this three-week exploration, we’ll consider point of view options (who’s telling the story) and the elements of voice (how they’re telling it), read diverse examples, and experiment with writing in a variety of tones, styles, rhythms, personalities. Improve your sense of narrative possibility in any writing context and discover your own distinctive voice.


Workshop sessions will be held on ten consecutive Saturdays from 10am–noon, beginning on 14 September 2019 and ending on 16 November 2019. Workshop tuition is $875 for the entire series, or $325 for individual courses.

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