New! On-demand content! I’m using the Fedora platform to convert the live class content in classes you can take at your own pace. Right now, the available on demand classes are:
- Character Building Workshop for Genre Writers
- Description & Delivering Information for Genre Writers
- Literary Techniques for Genre Fiction
- Reading Aloud Workshop
Most of my classes, though, are live sessions. All live classes have a limit of 8 students unless otherwise stated. Classes are taught online using Google Hangouts. A computer with a good Internet connection and microphone are necessary; a webcam will enhance your class experience considerably.
The cost for a single session live workshop is $99 for new students; $79 for students who have formerly taken a class with Cat. The cost for the F&SF stories workshop is $249 for new students, $199 for former students.
To reserve a class, mail Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org and state which class or classes, the section numbers, and whether you will be paying by Paypal or check.
If payment has not been received by three days before it takes place, you will be moved to the waiting list.
I will be offering two sections of the Writing F&SF workshop and one of the Advanced Story Workshop, but they are dependent on getting at least five students in order to make it financially feasible for me. If you want to sign up for one, drop me a line with the information about which class and what times work best for you, and I will be announcing dates as they solidify. Expressing interest does not commit you, but lets me gauge whether or not there is enough interest in a date/time slot to make it viable. You will not need to pay until the week before the class starts; the overall workshops will be six two or two and a half hour sessions, depending on the number of students enrolled.
Alphabetical List of Classes Offered in March/April/May/June 2016
Click on a class to see the page with its description and other information.
Beginnings and Endings
Character Building Workshop
Creating an Online Presence for Writers
Description and Delivering Information Workshop
First Pages Workshop
Flash Fiction Workshop
Literary Techniques for Genre Fiction
Literary Techniques for Genre Fiction II
Moving Your Story From Idea to Finished Draft
Re-Telling and Re-Taleing (with Rachel Swirsky)
Rewriting, Revising & Fine-tuning Your Fiction
Writing F&SF Story 6-Week Workshop
Writing Your Way Into Your Novel
March 12 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Description and Delivering Information
March 13 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Literary Techniques for Genre Writers II
April 16 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Beginnings and Endings
April 17 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Character Building Workshop
April 23 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Creating an Online Presence for Writers
April 24 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Description and Delivering Information
April 30 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Flash Fiction Workshop
May 1 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) First Pages with Caren Gussoff
May 14, (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Moving from Idea to Finished Draft
May 15 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Literary Techniques for Genre Writers
May 21 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Retelling and Retaleing with Rachel Swirsky
May 22 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Literary Techniques for Genre Writers II
June 3 (Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Writing Your Way Into Your Novel
June 4 (Sun, 9:30-11:30 AM PST) Moving from Idea to Finished Draft
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you be teaching other classes in 2016? Yes, unless circumstances change unepxectedly, I will be doing more classes.
You left out my favorite class! Will you teach it again? Probably, but you should mail and let me know you’re interested. Usually I move classes off the slate because demand is low (or there are other considerations).
Will you come teach a class for my friends and I? Yup. If you’d like to set up a special session for your writing group, drop me a line.
How do I find out about future classes? Sign up here: