liz gonzález
Writer, Instructor, Speaker,
Funkifizer,
Animal and Nature Lover




WRITING SERVICES

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: See Uptown Word & Arts

CREATIVE WRITING COURSES, UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM

Summer 2022 and Fall 2022
Nonfiction: Essential Beginnings: Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.

Course Description: Sometimes the best stories are true. To help you turn your personal experiences, anecdotes from everyday life, and family stories into compelling narratives, this workshop teaches beginning writers the basic elements of good storytelling. You learn how to excavate memories and discover fresh or unexpected facets of your life stories. Through weekly exercises, you generate new material and learn an array of fictional techniques to tell your nonfiction story, including how to play with voice, focus on a small unit of time, and describe landscape and character. By the course's completion, you have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a nonfiction piece.

COACHING, EDITORIAL SERVICES, CONSULTING, and WORKSHOPS

I relish working with writers at all stages of their writing journey. I offer one-on-one and small group private consultations, coaching, and workshops, personalized to suit your needs, and can include:

  • Generative writing prompts
  • Guidance and support on goal setting and staying on track
  • Starting and finishing a project
  • Preparing an application and manuscript for an MFA program, residency, or fellowship
  • Detailed feedback on short and long manuscripts, written and verbal
  • Recommendations of creative works and craft books to read
  • A sounding board for ideas and challenges

For more information, contact me.


TESTIMONIALS

“liz's teaching and class structure were ON POINT. Her and one other instructor’s classes have been better than the other classes I've taken. The structure, readings and writing exercises simply made me learn more about writing than other classes.” ~ Leo Marquez, Writer as Witness to Life student

“Writer as Witness to Life was my first creative writing class. Since then I have taken seven online classes. liz's are the best, I believe. Her lectures were comprehensive, including definitions, examples from great literature, suggestions for brainstorming and a breakdown of the assignments, not to mention really great assignments.” ~ Melissa de Jesus

"The instructor is knowledgeable in the topic and realizes we may not be. The delivery of lessons was perfect. One building on another."

"liz was the perfect combination of mothering guidance/supportive friend. She provided a wealth of invaluable information while providing a safe environment for creative expression."

"This was by far the best course taken so far."