Studio Classes

12 students per class

Tuesday – from 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday – from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday – from 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursday – from 4:15-7:15 p.m. (on line)

*Audio option available

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Over the thirty week term, we dig into novels, memoirs, short stories and essays, and pull them apart to expose craft technique. Writers also workshop pages and get critical feedback designed to inspire and encourage.

Plus: Guest teachers, literary agents, and editors. Access to podcasts and a critique circle for manuscript evaluation.

Become a better writer. Get into one of these terrific classes.

Requirements to attend: Application, interview, deposit and invitation.

Jennifer Lauck is available
to help in the following categories

Developmental Evaluations

This is a survey of your entire project. Jennifer reads your book a couple times, makes light line edits, and studies the whole. She writes a 6-10 page report on your book, noting what’s working, why, and what’s not working and how to fix it. There is a one hour follow up meeting, on line, or in person, to discuss the entire project. Writers leave this experience with clear direction for a redraft.
Sliding scale: $1500.00-3000.00

One on One Consultation

The one on one consults are for the writer who needs individual attention. The process is to submit your work and Jennifer will read your the pages, make line edits, and then meet with the writer to discuss the opportunities within the work. She provides advice, examples, and homework. The minimum submission is 3000 words. Add $10.50 per additional 250 words.

$125.00 per 3000 words.

Summer Studio &
Beach Retreat

The Summer Studio title will be Becoming a Memoir Writer! The four week class will break down and examine the technique within Michelle Obama’s fabulous new book, Becoming, and teach writers discover their own inner memoirist.


Summer Studio
The Beach Retreat is an annual event in Manzanita and this year the title is: Becoming a Memoir Writer, inspirited by Michelle Obama’s new and stunning memoir, Becoming. Having written five of my own memoirs, and loving this particular book, I’ll teach you how to write your own compelling manner!


Beach Retreat


30 Week Studio Audio: All the teachings at the Studio taken on your schedule. Just download and go.

30 Week Studio Audio
The Bones of Storytelling Audio: Learn your literary foundations in one efficient class. Concept, theme, plot, structure, setting and antagonistic forces. FREE!
Bones Audio