Category Archives: Workshops

Writing Workshop (Someone Else’s!)

I got a random (but very nice) note through the Meetup group (which I’ve disbanded, BTW) about an upcoming writing workshop if any of you enterprising souls are interested:

“I wasn’t sure whether members of your group might be interested in a writer’s workshop, but in case they are, I’ll be conducting one starting April 18.

The six-week workshop is offered through the University of Washington’s ASUW continuing ed program (the Experimental College). “Revision Quest: A Creative Writing Workshop” is a six-week course that gets into the nitty-gritty of the revision process. Together, we’ll examine participants’ manuscripts to help them improve what they’ve written and gain the skills needed to revise future works.

Anyone interested can find details about the workshop on the ASUW class-listing page ( They can also find additional information about the workshop and about me at

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email me directly at I’m also happy to send you a few flyers if you’re interested.

Thank you very much.

R. H. Sheldon”

So there you have it. R.H. Sheldon, gender unknown, invites one and all to attend. I have no idea how much it will cost you, but lucky for everyone there’s an abundance of contact information.


New Creative Writing Class: Intro to Writing Fairy Tales

Pucker up!

Come write fairy tales with me!

After nearly two years on hiatus from teaching, I have just secured a fabulous classroom for a new Intro to Writing Fairy Tales class!

This is what I sent out to the mailing list:

Learn how to write your own fairy tales on Saturday afternoons from April 14 – May 19
(12 pm – 3 pm).

The Intro to Writing Fairy Tales class is a terrific choice for authors of all experience levels. I tailor the class exercises to meet the needs of each student, so everyone has fun, works just hard enough, and ends up with a complete fairy tale by the end of the class.

Visit to learn more or register now.

This six-week class costs $250. But you can save $50 if you register before March 18.

Not sure it’s worth it? See what other people think about the class.

We’ll meet at the Phinney Neighborhood Center – my favorite place to teach in the entire city. Ample parking, gorgeous classrooms, and a lovely neighborhood to stroll around before or after class.

Class description:

Intro to Writing Fairy Tales
Spend six weeks in the land of Fairy. Learn the basic rules of the genre, plus a variety of approaches to fairy tales as readers and as writers. Study western European tales from the late middle ages to modern times. Write a lot! Writing exercises assigned after each class. By the end of the course you will have written at least one original fairy tale of your own. All experience levels welcome.$250.

I hope to see you there!

Free Event: Fairy Tale Salon and Writing Group

You don't have to use a quill unless you really want to.

Come write with us!


Come to the first ever Fairy Tale Factory Salon and Writing Group!

If you’d like to flex your writing muscles but can’t commit to an entire class series, this is the group for you. I’ll bring writing prompts, a stack of delicious fairy tale books for inspiration, and some great conversation starters.

Feel free to bring works in progress if you have something you’d like to workshop – but no pressure. This is a free, fun, social event for lovers of fairy tales. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Sunday, January 22
1 pm – 3:30 pm

Grand Central Bakery
1616 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA  98102

Grand Central Bakery has a generous parking lot, coffee and tea, and scrumptious baked goods.

Here’s the link to the Facebook event invitation, should you care to check it out.

Weekend workshops – new summer series!

I’m so excited I’m about to bust – I’m finally offering weekend workshops!

People have been asking for weekend workshops since I started the Fairy Tale Factory, but I couldn’t figure out how to deliver a satisfying workshop experience in such a short period of time…UNTIL NOW.

The first weekend workshop focuses mainly on the personal transformation aspects of the Fairy Tale Factory (as opposed to the hardcore writing aspects). I’m calling it Happily Ever After, and participants will spend a fun and engaging weekend using the magic of fairy tales to reclaim their personal power and change their lives for the better. We’ll learn to cast our real-life problems in metaphorical terms (fairy tale terms!), then use the narrative structure and conventions of fairy tales to solve those problems in effective, creative ways.

It will be super fun.

I’ve tentatively scheduled the first session for the weekend of July 22 – 24, location TBD. Cost = $250. To register, go here and click the button that says “Buy Now”.