Workshop: Secrets of Professional Writers

Do you dream about quitting your cubicle and following the muse full time? This course delves into the strategies professional writers use to step up their writing game. You’ll learn about the pathways to publication and professionalization and income opportunities for writers. You’ll gain an understanding of how writers self-sabotage and learn the traits of writers who succeed. You’ll come away from the class with some specific plans for your next steps.

Please reserve your spot before 1 p.m. the day of the class.  The Boulder location will be mailed to you the by 1 p.m. that day, so please check your inboxes.

General Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased at:

About the Instructor:

Lori DeBoer is the founder of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop and works as an independent writing teacher and coach. She is a contributing editor for Short Story Writer and her essays on writing have been published in Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts, Keep It Real: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Research and Writing Creative Nonfiction and A Million Little Choices: The ABCs of CNF.  She has had more than a thousand articles and essays published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including The Bellevue Literary Review, The New York Times, Arizona Highways, Pithead Chapel, Working Woman, America West Airlines Magazine, Black Enterprise, Gloom Cupboard, PHOENIX Magazine and more. One of her stories was top-25 finalist for a Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest and another was shortlisted for the Bellevue Literary Prize, judged by Jane Smiley.

Lori has helped hundreds of writers meet their personal and professional goals. Her client awards have included: Finalist, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction; The Glyph Award; First Place, North American Travel Journalists Association; Salon Editor’s Pick; Finalist, Tin House literary award; Finalist, Southwest Writers contest; Colorado Book Award; First Place, Society of Professional Journalists; Third Place, CIPA EVVY Award for Spiritual Writing and more. Her clients have been published in the following general interest magazines and literary magazines: Wend, Women’s Health, 5280, Arizona Highways, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Go World Travel, Heartlands, The Arizona Republic, The Coachella Review, Runner’s World, Salon and more.

She lives with her husband and son in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, visit