San Miguel Wordsmiths with Dr. Linda Sonna

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Event Category: Educational WorkshopsEvent Tags: writers, writers workshops, and Writing group

Special Offers
  •  Saturdays, 11:30 – 1:45 p.m.

    All levels & genres – Drop-ins welcome

    Author table to promote participants’ books & services

    Hotel Quinta Loreto’s TV Salón
    Calle de Loreto #15, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
    Between CFE & the Artisan’s Market,
    to the left of the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez. Parking Available.

    250 pesos

    A weekly workshop for aspiring, practicing, and professional writers.

    Saturdays, 2019-2020, 11:30 – 1:45 p.m.

    All levels & genres – Drop-ins welcome

    Author table to promote participants’ books & services. Bring your books to sell, business cards, promotional brochures.

    Meetings are held Hotel Quinta Loreto’s TV Salón, Calle de Loreto #15, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico, Between CFE & the Artisan’s Market, to the left of the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez entrance. Free parking.

    $0 pesos – locals are invited to attend a complimentary workshop

    $250 pesos at the door or reserve a seat at


    Warm Up. Use a provided prompts or pursue a personal project during the free writing period.

    Introductions.  Indicate your main literary interest/s. If you are writing for publication, try your hand at a 30-second elevator pitch.

    Words! Words! Words! A local or visiting writer, agent, editor, or other professional gives a presentation on writing technique, publishing, creativity, or the writing life.

    • June 22  Different Strokes for Different Folks by Dr. Linda Sonna – Learn to soothe your muse & boost your creativity by tailoring your writing approach to your personality, temperament, biological clock, & lifestyle.
    • June 29  A Rose by Another Name by Dr. Linda Sonna – Try these simple techniques for crafting descriptive passages to enhance artistry, add depth, & increase tension.
    • July 6   Scene vs. Sequel: The Golden Ratios by Dr. Linda Sonna – How to balance these two little-known literary elements to enhance dramatic tension & pacing for different genres.
    • July 13   Creating Compelling Characters by Dr. Linda Sonna – Talking ducks in children’s books, celebrity feature articles, travel pieces, memoirs, nature essays, even trade non-fiction books center around one or more characters. Learn how to introduce & develop major, minor, & helper characters.
    • July 20  The Intuitive Collage as a Springboard to Creative Writing by Inez Theresa Andrews, M.A., International SoulCollage® Facilitator  – From images that reflect your inner world, create a collage & use it as a basis for a poem or prose piece in this experiential presentation. Materials provided.
    • July 27  Write Your Life by Julie Catton, M.S., Children’s book, ESL Textbook series author, & memoirist; and Linda Sonna, Ph.D., psychologist & author. Learn to overcome common problems when composing family stories and memoirs.
    • August 3 From 10 Plots to a Zillion Stories by Linda Sonna, Ph.D.  Learn the plot points of most every short story, screenplay, novel, memoir, & narrative non-fiction book ever written.
    • August & Beyond  Submit a presentation proposal to

    Snack, Sip, & Socialize. Check out participants’ books, publications, & services at the Authors’ Table during the break. Vendors: Please bring receipts, change, a pen.

    Sharing. Read a piece you have written, or have someone else read it for you. 10 minutes per read; feedback provided on request. For hands-on editing help, bring 5-10 copies & some pencils.

    Caring. Solicit feedback, ideas, resources, & solutions for a specific writing issue, dilemma, or problem. 5 minutes maximum to present an issue.

    Comida, Anyone? Network with other participants at the optional post-workshop lunch at the La Quinta Restaurant. Not included in the workshop fee.


    Group Homepage

    Hosted by Dr. Linda Sonna, 

    How to Register

    Pay at the door or reserve a seat via

    Fees: 250p MXN

  • Locals are invited to attend one session at no charge. Come check us out!

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  • 1 Review on “San Miguel Wordsmiths with Dr. Linda Sonna”

    1. Inez Andrews San Miguel Wordsmiths with Dr. Linda Sonna
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      What a privilege to sit informally and learn from Linda Sonna, a famous published author. I’m new to writing, never feel like I’m being judged, and appreciate the wisdom coming from all the group participants. After 3 sessions my enthusiasm for writing keeps on growing. I have so many stories to tell especially from my over twenty years working in Africa. Attending this group is giving me the confidence and encouragement that I need to get started.

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