The Manuscript Workshop via video conferencing

Do you have a manuscript you’ve wanted to finish? Are you stuck or looking for feedback?

Fresco of a woman with a pen at her lip as if she's thinking about what to write.Finally, get the help you need to finish that novel, short story collection, memoir, play, or screenplay.

The Manuscript Workshop is an intensive course designed to help you develop and complete your project. Small group size ensures your specific needs are addressed. Ask for the kind of feedback you want, and get it: character development, story planning, voice, POV, and more. Currently Via Video Conferencing.

  • Personalized Instruction and support 
  • Thoughtful feedback from peers and the instructor
  • Increased accountability to meet deadlines

Participants report writing twice as much as they did when writing alone.

How does it work? 

The Manuscript Workshop takes you out of the isolation of facing your project alone. You’ll have the support of a small group of dedicated writers and the facilitator to coach you through the writing process. Some writers begin with only a few chapters completed and need help with planning, voice, POV, character development, and plot. Others arrive with a nearly finished manuscript and need help revising and editing. Each week the group reads and discusses two writers’ manuscripts. Each writer gets in-depth feedback that is constructive, fair, and useful. As a result, you’ll go home with more confidence about which steps to take next to achieve your goals.

What makes it different than other workshops? 

Due to the small group size of 6-8, each writer has the opportunity to submit work once every four weeks.

Current Projects include:

  • A funny and informative memoir
  • A suspenseful character-driven novel
  • Two science fiction novels take us to different worlds with some eerily familiar features
  • A novel that artfully bridges three genres: Sci-Fi, Western, and Murder Mystery

When and where does it meet?

During COVID-19, we are meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

After COVID-19: The Resiliency Center, Flourtown, PA (Downstairs)

Is the Manuscript Workshop right for me?
The workshop has the highest impact on those who have already written at least a few chapters. If you haven’t taken a workshop with Rachel Kobin before, discuss your project with her by filling out the form below. After you’ve spoken with her, and mutually decided the workshop would suit you, she will ask you to send her a writing sample. This ensures everyone benefits from their experience in the workshop. You can also read firsthand accounts of writers’ experiences

The cost of the workshop is part of the conversation you have with Rachel Kobin.

Click the button below to ask Rachel to call you. Please give her a few times that tend to be good for you.

Privacy policy: Your personal information is not sold to anyone. Use of your contact information (with other enrolled participants if you decide to sign up) is used only with your prior consent.

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