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"Carolyn Ziel is as 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©

What Is This All About?


Jack Grapes' Method Writing consists of 8 levels (and beyond). All are welcome to these interactive, informative and fun classes. 


By working these different concepts your writing will improve AND no matter what level writer you are, these concepts will have a unique and positive impact on your writing and your creative outlook. 


Level One students will work from the book, Method Writing: The First Four Concepts. Using this book as the syllabus housing on the foundational concepts: 

  • Writing Like You Talk
  • The Transformation Line
  • Image-Moment
  • The “Dreaded” Association Exercise


Levels 2 - 8 and beyond, will use the book, Advanced Method Writing: The Art of Tonal Dynamics as their syllabus.  It is in these levels that you begin to learn to manipulate your voice. It is through a “heightened use of language and stylistic effect” that you will learn to shift your voice, create a visceral power your reader feels in her gut or make your reader laugh or cry or . . . And it is through the development of this authentic voice that you will create a character.


Like music, your writing should be dynamic, not always the same note. AND, you want your writing to have an effect on the reader.

Jack Grapes'Method Writing©
with Carolyn Ziel
Via Zoom Conference
WInter 2020 Registration Now Open


In this seven-week course you will: 


  • Learn how to manipulate tone to create dynamic and compelling text whether writing memoir, fiction, newsletters, or poetry.

  • Learn how to use the concepts to write dynamic and powerful prose (or poetry) which will draw your reader in and compel him to turn the page.

  • Uncover your authentic voice which is like your signature—unique and original to you.

  • Gain confidence and clarity into your personal creative process.

Classes run for seven weeks. Weekly classes focus on a particular concept and review of the previous week's assignment. Students receive personal attention, instruction, and guidance.  

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!

  • A 30-minute one-on-one session with Carolyn.

​And . . . 

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

  • Group contact information for further connection and community support.

  • Weekly recordings and/or email summaries, notes, and encouragement.

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



Classes Begin the Week of January 8th 2020

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 — 8:00pm

January 8th —

February 19th 


Seven Week Series Cost: $434


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