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Honoring Your Writing Process: A How-to for Black women writers | 4-Week Online Writing Workshop

La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson Thursdays, April 4-25
7p-8:30p ET
4p-5:30p PT
6p-7:30p CT
4 class sessions

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How do I get the words onto the page? Writers have grappled with this question for centuries. To outline or not outline?  Daily morning pages or late-night writing?  Music or complete silence?

If you find it difficult to decide on which practice(s) to include in your writing process, you are in good company. You have a unique writing process; one that may change and evolve over the course of your writing career. Through interactive exercises, conversation, and critique, we’ll find it together.

Honoring Your Writing Process is designed for the new and emerging writer who is still discovering the craft and their process, as well as the more seasoned writer who occasionally struggles to understand and get the most out of her/his unique writing way.

All class meetings will be held via Zoom. The link to join your Zoom classroom will be provided on the morning of your class. Please check spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation upon registration. For more information on how to download or use Zoom, please click here.

Meet Your Instructor:
La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson

La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson is a proud native of Oakland, CA. She is a contributor to the award-winning Life’s Spices From Seasoned Sistahs anthology series, Go Tell Michelle: African American Women Write To The New First Lady, All The Women In My Family Sing, and is the author of an e-book serial novel Jubilee’s Journey. Unveiled, released in July 2019 and described as a “page-turner,” is her first full-length novel. Also in 2019, La Rhonda joined forces with three other writers to form Black Girls Write. BGW highlights the unique and often overlooked creative voice of Black women writers. La Rhonda is currently working on her next book.

Course Takeaways

  • Identify and/or reflect upon your current writing process.
  • Receive tools and practices that support the creation of the writing process.
  • Create ways to honor the gift of writing.

Course Expectations

  • Participants are expected to come to each session prepared to share in discussion and exercises created to discover, develop and/or enhance their unique writing process
  • Participants are expected to respect the talent, expertise, and unique talent of each other and share in ways that are beneficial to the craft of writing
  • Participants should have their favorite writing instruments available for each session
  • There is no required pre-work. Assignments will be given after each course session

Course Skeleton

  • Week 1: Wearing/owning the mantle of Writer
  • Week 2: Finding Your Unique Voice
  • Week 3: Intentionality and Your Unique Process
  • Week 4: Self-Care and The Writing Process


We offer full refunds for cancellation with written notice up until 7 days before your class start date. From 6 days to more than 24 hours before class begins, we offer a 25% refund. If you drop a class less than 24 hours before the class begins or after it has started, you are ineligible for a refund.