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Sonoma County Writers Camp

April 17–21, 2023
BISHOP’S RANCH in Healdsburg, CA
The Rules and How to Break Them: Courage, Permission and Craft in Storytelling

What do we need to know before we write, as we write, and after we write? What are the rules that launch us? What are the rules that inspire us? What are the rules that bring story to life on the page? On the other hand, what are the rules that hold us back or break us, and how can we, instead, break them and make our work wholely our own? In this generative writing session, we will learn, play with, and break key rules of writing. How can we harness the rules in ways that get our best work onto the page without letting anything stop us from capturing what we love best, what we do best, and what maybe no one else has ever done–but why shouldn’t we be the first?

$2195 DOUBLE
$2495 SINGLE (will be assigned by lottery)

We’ll ask for a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold your spot. The balance is due 60 days before the first day of camp. Should you need to drop out of camp, we will do our best to replace you last minute. If we are able to replace you, you’ll receive a refund minus a $175 administrative fee.


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