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"Carolyn Ziel is a master facilitator who learns whatever she teaches deep into her psyche and knows how to translate those concepts effectively. She has studied METHOD WRITING with me for over a decade and has an intuitive grasp of its concepts that transcend mere rote repetition. Most important of all, she has an empathic sense of what the student needs and conveys both art and life lessons in a thoughtful and caring manner." 


Jack Grapes Creator of Method Writing©

This class will only be offered on Tuesday mornings, 9 am -- 10:30 am PST, beginning July 12th, and will run for four weeks. 

Dates will be:

July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd.


Cost is 250

Image Moment 4-Week Refresher Class

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekov

Show Don't Tell.  You hear it all the time and you might be asking yourself, how do I do it?


That's what you'll learn in this 4-week Image Moment Refresher Class. This class takes an in-depth look at the magic of Image Moment focusing on its cinematic power and how to use this tool to move your narrative along. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Cinematic Effect of Image Moment

  • The Seven Elements

  • The Four Aspects of All Writing: Dialogue, Action, Description, and Commentary 

  • Suspense and psychological time and more.

Carolyn is an excellent teacher. With her knowledge and support, I have learned techniques that have helped me to express myself in new and creative ways. She has helped me to become a better storyteller and I'm looking forward to the next session.  ~~ Kate B.

Classes run for six weeks. Each class focuses on a particular concept for each student as well as a review of the previous week's tools, concepts and assignment. Students receive personal attention, instruction, and guidance in a SAFE and SUPPORTIVE and FUN setting.

You'll also receive:

  • A deeper understanding of what voice is.

  • A new way to approach the page with ease.

  • Newfound confidence and creative spark that will make it easier and easier to face the blank page.

  • Tools and tips and concepts that will strike Writer's Block down in its path!

And . . . 

  • Upon registration, you'll receive a welcome message and a follow-up email with all pertinent information. 

  • Group contact information for further connection and community support.

  • Access to email support with Carolyn during the six weeks. 

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