Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the class sizes?

All courses are taught in a cozy and intimate environment designed to relax and inspire the student. Writing the Novel I has a class size of 5 students and lasts a total of eight weeks. The advanced Writing the Novel II has a class size of 4 students and lasts for six weeks.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Page 1 Writers will accept payment by Paypal, personal check, or money order.

Can I get a refund?

Sometimes life gets in the way. If you find you will be unable to attend a session you have signed up for, you can receive a full refund prior to the first day of class. After that, you will be entitled to a refund of 50% before the second class meeting.

What do I need to bring to class?

For students taking Writing the Novel I workshop, you need bring nothing but your imagination and maybe a notebook and pencil, after all, what’s a writer without a notebook and a pencil?

For students taking the Writing the Novel II workshop, we highly recommend reading Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive, by Joni Cole. In addition, students will be asked to submit up to 40 pages of written material for a novel they are working on for distribution to the instructor and other students for that session. This material should be reading for uploading two weeks prior to the start of the first class.

Do you offer one-on-one mentorships?

I do offer consulting services in the form of developmental editing. This arrangement is developed after a case-by-case evaluation. Please feel free to discuss this with me at any time.

How do I participate in the writing community?

As you take classes and begin to work with other students, you will begin to develop relationships with your fellow students that often lead to life-long friendships and collaborations in which the free exchange of ideas and critique are often offered and accepted. Writing is a solitary effort, but there comes a point when each person’s work moves into the world. It’s the trust in that community which allows for your work to become polished and refined.