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"How to Write (or Write About) When Everything Goes Wrong" Online with Allie Pleiter

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Online Class

2/19/2019 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

Has life thrown you an unexpected emotional twist?

Author Allie Pleiter kept her writing career up and running during the serious illness of her son as well as several other life challenges. In this class, Pleiter shares practical strategies for not only protecting your creativity and productivity when calamity threatens to strangle your muse, but deciding whether to speak or write about your experience. The class will cover strategies for working toward calm and gratitude, communication with the various groups in your life, figuring out the difference between writing as a coping mechanism and writing for an audience, and wrapping your head around revision of emotional first drafts.



  • You're managing a writing project at the same time (or in near proximity to) a life-changing event.
  • You want strategies for coping with grief through your writing.
  • You want to write about your experiences but aren't sure if you should put your current project on hold.



  • "Very engaging instructor with great information. Very well structured class with practical application."
  • "I'm now invigorated to commit to a schedule now that I see what it might look like and where it could lead in a matter of months."
  • "Allie's class helped me see a couple of small but key tweaks in my process and schedule that I hope will help me feel more productive and more in control as I juggle several projects."



Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The highly organized but slightly untidy bestselling author of over thirty books, Allie spends her days writing, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced a seventeen-year career with over 1.2 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie regularly speaks on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her very favorite topic—time management for writers.





$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, February 19. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit