Best. Writing. Start. Ever.

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Start your 2017 with a generous commitment to what needs to be written!

In this one-day workshop, we’ll use writing and envisioning tools to discover what exactly is waiting for you to write it now, and how to build the time and space in your life to do it.

The exercise tools and the workshop are designed for writing projects of any kind . . . from blogs to novels, memoirs to screenplays, website content to Ph.D. theses and beyond.


For the past two decades, Tamara Holland has produced (at least) one book-length project . . . legal briefs, novels, e-books, travelogue, poetry . . . per year. She’s taught legal writing to adults, creative writing to children, and has led art-making workshops for both. A former death penalty defense attorney, she now spends her time writing back-and-forth between Croatia and California.

Dates and Locations

Choose from one of three locations on the West Coast

10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 7, 2017: Whidbey Island, Washington (class size limit: 6) UPDATE: ONE SPACE LEFT!

Saturday, January 14, 2017: San Anselmo, California (class size limit: 8) UPDATE: ONE SPACE LEFT!

Saturday, January 28, 2017: San Diego, California (class size limit: 10)



Early bird discount: $95 for everyone who signs up by November 30. UPDATE: Because there’s been a lot to deal with in life and the news these days . . . Early bird discount extended to those who sign up by December 15.

How to pay and register

We’re doing this the old-fashioned way: you bring cash . . . the good old green stuff . . . to the workshop and pay right there! In-person. Face-to-face. No links. No PayPal. No attenuated circumstances. Boom!

To register, email Tamara at (yes, you have to type that into the address line yourself, instead of just clicking on anything to take you there . . . YOU CAN DO IT!) to let her know which Saturday class you want to attend.

Looking forward to sharing a January 2017 Saturday with you in creativity, productivity and fun!


5 thoughts on “Best. Writing. Start. Ever.

    • tamholland says:

      Thank you for asking! But sadly . . . not in the January plans. (But if you could gather a group of eight together, I could work it in March. Alternatively, I’m planning on publishing the workshop exercises as an e-book later this year.)


  1. Suzanne Ashworth says:

    I am very interested in taking the Whidbey Island class if there is still room. I am currently traveling in New Zealand and will have very limited wifi until we return to the US on December 20. Will check when I can. We met quite awhile ago through Naomi when you gave a collage class. Still have your Paper Whore checkbook cover. Hahaha!


    • tamholland says:

      Suzanne, I will hold a place for you! Looking forward to seeing you up on Whidbey on January 7. Have a wonderful trip. When you have a chance, send me your email address so I can keep you in the loop about the logistics. Thank you!


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