Writing Classes

~ Unleash the Writer Within ~
Classes Starting Soon!

Do you want to write but don’t know where to start?

Do you love writing but have a hard time fitting it into an already busy schedule?

Do you sometimes get an idea but don’t know how to bring it fully to life?

Do you wonder if your writing is ready for publication? And if it is ready, where should you send it?


“Unleash the Writer Within” classes are designed to help writers at various levels, from beginning to advanced. During our class meetings, I’ll be writing alongside you, and as such, will be able to show you how to jump in with guided writing exercises, meet yourself on the page, let your words tumble out as the perfect clay with which you can build and shape your stories. You’ll put writing and the generation of new material at the core of your practice.

Here’s how the 8-week course will run:

    For each class, we’ll meet on Zoom, an online platform that is easy to use. We’ll engage in 2 – 3 writing exercises and prompts, usually using poems as our inspiration. Over the course of the class, you’ll unleash as many as 8 to 24 new pieces of writing. And you will establish the all-important habit of coming to the page and generating new material. You’ll also create an inventory of pieces you can further develop.
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    The class is flexible. You can work in whatever genre you wish. Along the way, you’ll learn about and explore specific forms, such as personal essay, themed essay, triptych, prose poem, and memoir scene. You can use what you learn regarding form to structure, shape, and hone your material toward a draft that’s eventually ready for submission.
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    Writers at any level can benefit. Outside of class time, you’ll receive a 25-minute consulting session with me, customized to your level of experience. If you’re new to writing, you can present one of your “unleashed” pieces from class to receive input on how to further develop and polish it. If you’re more advanced, you may have a piece nearing completion — you can use our session to receive feedback and advice on how to start submitting. I was not published overnight, but I was able to persistently generate new material, polish pieces for submission, and slowly get my writing accepted.

When properly nurtured, the pieces you start here can become more fully fleshed out — eventually ready for submission. I’ve used this practice to sustain a writing career that has slowly blossomed into published essays, short stories, flash fiction and more. I’ve won several literary awards, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and one of my essays was recognized as a Notable Essay in “The Best American Essays” collection. Let me show you how I’ve progressively built a writing career — so you can, too.

Online Classes:
All classes are held on Zoom. Each class is limited to 6 people and consists of 8 meetings.

$360 — or two payments of $180. The 1st payment is due at the time of registration, the 2nd payment is due by the 4th class date.

To Register:
Click on the respective PayPal buttons below. Or if you would like to arrange for two payments, email me at tammydelatorre@yahoo.com. Let me know what class day (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday) you’re interested in. If there are still open slots in the class, I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. Your 1st payment secures your spot.

Dates & Times:

Get your writing in during the week – night and morning classes available!

  • Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm PDT, on Zoom
    May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
    June 6, 13, and 20
  • Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 am PDT, on Zoom
    May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
    June 7, 14, and 21

Or fit your writing in over the weekend!

  • Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT, on Zoom
    May 5, 12, 19 and 26
    June 2, 9, 16 and 23
  • Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm PDT, on Zoom
    May 6, 13, 20 and 27
    June 3, 10, 17, and 24

Please contact me at tammydelatorre@yahoo.com. We can set up an online Zoom session to discuss the class, and how to align it with your own writing goals and objectives. Also, feel free to check out the About section of my website for more information about me, as well as my published essays and fiction to get a better sense of my work.