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Authorology Intensive Sessions

General Note:

Sessions are hands-on so bring your laptop, writers notebook, and other writing materials so you can dive right in with us.

Inklings Publishing is a traditional small press based in Houston.  Born of the inspiration of a writers retreat, its mission includes providing authors opportunities to develop their craft and careers through subsidized workshops and retreats. Authorology is a series of workshops designed to do just that. Check out our writing retreat coming up in November.


1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter Rd
Houston TX 77042


$10 per session
$55 for all 7 sessions

Houston Writers  Guild
Member Discount
$5 per session

$35 for all 7 sessions

June 30
A Writer’s Notebook: Methodology for Generating Texts

Join Inklings CEO, Fern Brady, as she facilitates this exploration of the Writer’s Notebook.  Coined by Ralph Fletcher, this concept is a place for writers to delve into a myriad of pre-writing strategies and generate ideas that will lead to text development.  Having and using it in your daily life a writer’s notebook will help the authors live a ‘Writing Kind of Life’ and eliminate the fear of the dreaded Writers Block.

July 21
Genre Exploration: Understanding Your Readers’ Expectations

 Join Andrea Barbosa, Director of HWG Press and explore the various genres and their specific elements. Discuss and review hybrids and subgenres and how these relate to your own body of work. Develop tips for marketing your work to agents, publishers, and readers using a clear platform designed around the genre of your choice.

August 25
Aesthetics of Design: Understanding the Elements of Powerful Graphics

Join Inklings’ Graphics Director Karina Winbigler as she pesents the basic elements of powerful graphics designs. Explore the balance of pictures, text, color, and fonts for designing business cards, flyers, banners, and more. She will also present various software options available.

September 15
Flash Fiction: The Art of Storytelling in Under 750 Words

Join Andrea Barbosa, Flash Fiction Editor of Kallisto Gaea Press, for a hands on look at writing this popular new genre. Creating a full and satisfactory story in under 1,000 words is a challenge.  Come practice techniques from this award-winning author and start getting your flash fiction published.

October 13
Design Documents: An Exploration of Plotting Methodologies

 Join Fern Brady in this hands on session on various styles of plotting styles. Design documents are critical to the success of a strong story.  Whether you plot up front, during the drafting, or at the end as a revision mechanism, these methodologies will help you ensure your work has consistency and clear development for your readers.

November 17
Pacing Your Writing: Creating a Timeframe That Works

Join Martine Lewis, author of the Grey Eyes young adult series, in this hands on session on creating timelines for the production of your works. Learn techniques to help you stay on target in your writing life and meet your publishing goals.

December 1
Layered Revision: Polishing Your Work

Join Fern Brady for this hands on session on polishing your work. First drafts are inherently messy. Revision is the process of making the work reader-ready. But there is so much to work on and it can be overwhelming. Fern will present a layered approach to revision that will help you achieve a fantastic final draft with less stress.