Welcome to the website of award-winning author Summer Wood
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Summer Wood is the author of RAISING WRECKER, which received the 2012 WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction and is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Her first novel, Arroyo, was published in 2001 by Chronicle Books. She divides her time between Taos, New Mexico, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
The aim of this eight-week online class is to prompt, goad, inspire, and startle each member into generating fresh and exciting narrative work. Both novice and seasoned writers will benefit from daily writing prompts, weekly reading selections, frequent craft talks, and ongoing discussion forums intended to deepen, energize and inform our personal writing practice. Not a critique group, instead we'll create an engaged and supportive community devoted to witnessing and encouraging each writer's work, respectfully challenging each member to risk new ventures while sharpening present skills. We'll look to the fundamental elements of narrative craft to spark new material while offering insight and strategies toward the revision process. Offered through the University of New Mexico's Rananim program.