Writing Workshops with Patrick McCord, PhD


Writing Workshops with Patrick McCord, PhD


12 week seminar for two easy payments of $350

Fall Seminar  :  September 10th - December 14th
(No class weeks commencing October 22nd and November 19th)

Tuesday Mornings: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Tuesday Evenings: 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday Evenings: 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Class Fees can be split into two easy payments.

Here's what to expect in your Writing Workshop:

We begin each class with a discussion about a specific cognitive writing skill, followed by an in-class writing to activate that concept. Writers will develop a repertoire of writing tools to use in every phase of the writing process.

In the second half of class, each writer reads aloud a short selection lasting about six minutes. Every writer briefly responds to the reader’s text by citing what “works”—what was funny, fresh, compelling, or tragic? Limiting response to only what is effective text alerts writers to their strengths, so it’s not long before they’re writing with renewed confidence; over time, this process will decondition self-sabotaging “inner criticism” which is the result of the penalty-based writing instruction we got in school.

Patrick will offer every writer advice about specific next steps for improvement. Reading aloud fast-tracks new storytelling consciousness because you’re activating all the cognitive-creative telling skills that humans used tens of thousands of years before we learned to write.

PLEASE NOTE: If an online or full payment will not work for you, please email patrickthewritingdoctor@gmail.com to reserve your seat in class. Expect to bring a check to your first class meeting.