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Finishing School begins October 11

Independent authors and writers create at the Workshop. Whether you’re ready for editing, in need of professional services as an indie author, or starting out to improve your book or your writing craft, I’m here to help you.

  • Editing manuscripts, your synopsis or query letter, plus agent research.
  • Monthly workshop groups to critique novels and memoirs
  • Book coaching for story development and improving your craft
  • Creation Nights offer guided writing to build stories with group support

Editing polishes books for submission to agents and editors or indie publication. Coaching lifts writing skills, and workshops develop a book. Creation Nights grow your writing.

Join a workshop to develop your book on weekends. By submitting to a workshop, plus responding to the work of others, you develop stronger storytelling.

Workshop videos and blog articles here teach you how to polish and develop writing. They flow from my 35 years of professional publishing industry experience, refreshed by research and everyday work with authors.

Begin with ease. Finish what you begin. Create together with more fun.

— Ron Seybold, Director


Get your copy of Small Packages

Our debut edition of stories, poems, and prose from the Writers Workshop is a 56-page anthology from more than 20 Workshop writers. The stories and poems were launched during Workshop Creation Nights. Find a copy at Austin booksellers Malvern Books and BookPeople, or order it here. A portion of the book’s proceeds goes to support the Austin Bat Cave literacy in schools program.