Getting Started Writing/Getting Writing Started


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You want to write (a novel, a short story, a memoir, a play, whatever). You think you’re a good enough writer to do this. But you don’t know how to get started. Or maybe you’ve started a manuscript before but hit a wall and had doubts. You’re ready to start again—but you don’t know how to build the momentum needed to finish. This workshop is for you.

Jason M. Rubin has been a professional writer since 1985, when he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in journalism. Since 2000, he has been an award-winning writer at Libretto Inc., a Boston-based strategic messaging and content development firm. His first book, The Grave and the Gay (2012), is a historical romance novel based on a 17th-century English folk ballad. In 2019, he self-published a new historical romance, King of Kings, about the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, along with a revised edition of TG&TG in a single volume entitled Ancient Tales Newly Told. His third book, Villainy Ever After (2022), is a collection of 13 classic fairy tales told from the point of the view of the villains, all linked together by a core narrative. In addition to his books, Jason contributes music criticism to The Arts Fuse (, a regional online arts magazine, and teaches workshops on The Joy of Journaling.

Start Date: 10/12/2023, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Day of Week: Thursday
Location: Lexington High School Rm 222
Instructor: Jason M. Rubin
Status: Running/Openings