Writing from Your Source: Fiction Workshop

Helping you write from the ultimate source of your creativity: your heart


Do you have a story to tell?

But, for whatever reason, you can't seem to get the words on the page?

The good news is that you already know what to do.

Yes, you do. Really. You just need the confidence to do it.

Writing from Your Source workshops help you find that confidence by teaching you to write from the ultimate source of your creativity: your heart.

Our meditative and practical approach emphasizes the inner elements of writing, as well as solid storytelling tools and techniques (see my philosophy for more information about this approach). Here are some of the things you'll learn in our weekly sessions:

Writing from Your Source

  • How to start writing and remain focused
  • How to stop resisting and allow your creativity to come through
  • Where to find inspiration
  • How to trust yourself and become a more confident writer

Practical Tools and Techniques

  • Story structure and plot development
  • Characterization and exposition
  • Dialogue mechanics
  • Point of view

At the end of the 6 weeks, you will have written a short story, and established an approach that allows you to continue developing your writing throughout your life.

"For me, being in this class was like being a seed freshly planted in Tom's garden. I loved allowing myself to develop into a little sprout under his care. I'm just now realizing that while Tom was the gardener during that class, he was also teaching me how to be my own gardener once the class ended."
- Debbie, former student

 
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Writing from Your Source was founded by Tom Formaro, who has taught writing to a wide range of students—from college programs to at-risk youth in San Francisco. He received his M. A. from Iowa State University, and his stories have appeared in Spoilage, SoMa Literary Review, A Sexy Story, and Akkadian. He is also the co-author (with his beautiful wife, Rachel) of a children's book, Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin (Tramonto Press). In his debut novel, The Broken Heart Diet, a lovelorn San Francisco chef cooks up a cure for heartache, and tries to find his own way to true love.

Workshops are limited to 8 participants.

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