"I am trying to check my habits of seeing, to counter them for the sake of greater freshness. I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I'm doing." - John Cage


June 9th, 1-4 pm: Drama/Screenplay Writing Workshop/Write a Ten Minute Play  

This Workshop includes light brunch, beverages, and writers networking in a beautiful garden.  Hone your skills in dialogue, scene, conflict, and character.  You might to see your play produced here in Truckee by the Truckee Community Theater! The deadline for ten minute play submissions to the October Ten Minute Play Festival is June 30th, 2018. A few lucky regional writers will get to see their plays selected and produced for the festival. This workshop is intended to provide you with everything you need to know to write a fantastic play No drama experience necessary. This is a great workshop also for developing the crisis scene in your novel or story or memoir. I like to call this cross-training in the writing process.  Call for details. 

I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful day yesterday! I had an amazing time.  You created such a great experience, as always! It was so much fun to learn and be inspired and be playful. - Dana

Openings now available! 

6/7, 8/30, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15:  Revision and Development Writing Workshop for Fiction and Memoir. 

Attention Nanowrimo-ers! This workshop is deadline- and goal-oriented to complete the next draft of a project for publication. In this small workshop, the goal is to revise your first draft by pushing further to the next level, strengthening your writing skills, and simultaneously exploring meaning in your writing. You will get professional feedback for developing the heart of the subject as well as the structure and organization of your project. Learn techniques to creatively unearth what really matters so that your writing stands out as surprising and original to an editor. We will meet from 5-8 pm on the third Thursdays of each month. Expect readings and deadlines to keep you accountable and move your writing forward. $220 for four months. 5-8 pm.

I decided to take a writing class by Karen Terrey through Tangled Roots Writing as a last attempt to gain the upper hand over Writer's Block. And to my surprise, she gave me more gun powder than I could have ever expected. Through her class, I was able to write some of my favorite scenes for a trilogy I'm writing and since taking her class, I'm back on a normal writing schedule. I'm very thankful for Kat and her dedication to writing. - Courtney

9/10 - 10/15:  Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop  

Starting up again this fall! A fun and generative workshop. Do you wish you wrote more? Want to feel a sense of community when you write? Want to start a book or finish a book! This series specifically supports Nanowrimo participants! Craft, technique, and prompts for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A kick in the butt for your writing life! Connect with a community and improve your writing practice. Tea and chocolate provided. 6 week series Mondays from 6:00 to 8 pm. $150. Downtown Truckee. 

Thank you so much for the wonderful writing experiences.  I came home Monday night and told my husband how much I absolutely love and value your classes, your prompts, your insight and how taking your classes has really helped me in trying to move my writing beyond the hobby level. - Liz

The Monday Night Writing classes are fabulous. - Clare

June 24, 2-5 pm: Literary Submissions Workshop and Gathering - Publication Tips and Trends in the garden 

Anyone who has taken a Tangled Roots Writing workshop knows about the detailed notes and handouts included in the workshop.  This afternoon writers will gather once again in my garden for a new workshop.  We discuss tips and trends for submitting out work out into the world, research and learn of resources for finding the best venue for a writing project, and then format manuscripts and if you are read push the SUBMIT button!  Send your work out from my garden with guidance from an editor.  Bring your laptop, writing projects, and specific questions.  Share light brunch and beverages and join a community of writers. $45. ATTN: Ten minute play Truckee Community Theater deadline is 6/30!

It was great.  I always love your writing groups! - Kira

Call for dates: Write a Blog that Stands Out in a Crowd Workshop

What do your readers need?  How can you write posts that increase your audience and highlight your strengths?  Learn techniques to write more targeted, quality content in less time - because who has time to blog? $55 

That was a wonderful workshop!  And thank you again for editing my father's memorial.  My friends and husband so love it.  If you like check out the last of our blog posts we worked on together.  I posted it yesterday. Thanks again! - Mimi

Individual Coaching

Take charge of your writing career, a book project, professional communications in your business, or your PhD dissertation by hiring a coach. A writing coach will help you improve your writing while offering support and guidance as you work towards your writing goals and deadlines. Call me to talk about your goals. 

For Students - Master your Writing Skills
One specialty of my coaching is working with elementary and high school students in customized coaching sessions to develop and improve writing skills and a passion for writing. Call me to talk about what would best help your child.

Karen Terrey conducts a class for SAT essay writing preparation that has helped my daughter tremendously. She now feels that she can walk in to that testing situation with more comfort and confidence. - John

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