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Finishing School

If you’re working on a book, and writing too little, it’s time to enter Finishing School.

We struggle separately, alone with the pitfalls. Learn to finish with the support of other authors, without judgment or even reading each other’s work. We talk out loud about our process in the previous week. We gather and make schedules for the week to come, getting specific about what we’ll do. Details help. You meet a finishing buddy who does the same. We meet because it’s personal work. You promise to text or email your buddy the moment you begin working each day. We meet seven days later and share how our plans worked. We all plan again, meet again, share about our process.

It’s all powered by practices of the Amherst Writers & Artists. Get your writing finished, polished, and ready to be edited. Get validation for your writing, then rely upon accountability without judgment. Find your best way to the finish.

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Our in-person Finishing School groups will not meet for the duration of COVID. Zoom will gather us, as it has so many creatives. Check back for a return to the meetings we all know and love.

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