Classes are being offered online through Zoom at UNM Continuing Education.
To register, call 505-277-0077 or go to For information about a class, call Carol at 505-235-9753

Writing for Healing

July 10-31, Wednesday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom

Personal journal writing helps us navigate uncertainty, stress, and dislocation. Writing about what’s going on helps us move through the experience and develop new strategies for the future. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple yet powerful writing techniques that enhance well-being and develop resilience. The benefits of this type of journaling are similar to those derived from yoga and meditation. No writing experience necessary. All writing is confidential and need not be shared.

The Elements of Story

July 15 – August 19, Monday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom

Are you ready to tell your stories? Fiction or creative nonfiction, all stories have common elements. Learn about effective beginnings and endings. Develop memorable characters doing fascinating things in settings that jump off the page. We’ll cover internal and external plots, description, scene and narrative, and how to choose the best point of view. Students may share their writing in class if they choose. No writing experience required, only a strong desire to get those stories out of your head and onto the page.

The Writer’s Mindset: How to Keep Writing Til You Finish That Book!

September 9-23, Monday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom

The Writer’s Mindset will help you stop thinking about writing and get to work! Practical strategies, helpful resources, and practice leads to a productive writing practice. You will learn how to short-circuit the messages of the inner critic so you can write with joy and abandon. 

Writing the Story of Your Life

September 4 – October 9, Wednesday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom.

Our stories tell us where we’re been, what we’ve learned, and who we are. As we write, we remember, evaluate, and deepen our perspective. If you want to explore your life story, whether for legacy, published memoir, inspiration for fiction, or personal development, this course will give you the tools you need. Classes include writing exercises, prompts, resources, and discussion. Feedback on writing provided if desired. No previous writing experience necessary.

Connect to Your Creative Self Through Writing

October 23 – November 13, Wednesday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom

If you’re interested in transitioning to writing fiction, memoir, or nonfiction, or just want to enhance your creativity, learning to trust the creative impulse and develop habits that nurture it are critical. Your Creative Self has something to say. You can live your best life by listening to that inner wisdom.

Suggested text: When Spirit Whispers Workbook of prompts and exercises, available on Amazon and from the instructor. 

From Inspiration to Publication

November 20 – December 18. Wednesday, 4-6 PM. Live on Zoom

You want to write a book—a novel, memoir, historical, self-help or inspirational book to share your knowledge. The first step is finding your vision. What is your message? Who are you speaking to? Find your passion and you’ve found the subject of your book. The next step is to organize and position your book to sell in today’s marketplace. You will learn how to research the market, decide where your book fits, and how to write it to appeal to your target audience. No writing experience necessary, only a desire to learn. Takeaways include resource lists, a plan of action, and organizational tools.

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