Class: Reading Like a Writer

Next class date: Saturday, November 21, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.

Writers are constantly reminded to read, read, read their way to creating better work–but what does that really mean, beyond making liberal use of your library card? Veteran literature and writing teacher Tracy Townsend will walk you through practical habits of mind, note-taking techniques, story- and character-analysis processes, and writing exercises that really can help you read your way to becoming a better writer.


Classes are limited to 15 students. They are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. Classes are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $99 ($79 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

Notes and Testimonials
This was a great class. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of rushing through reading and this gave me new tools to help me focus, savor the work, and learn from it for my own writing.

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