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Hugo House: Produce, Publish and Market Your Book

  • Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

NYT-bestselling author Ingrid Ricks—who has produced and published eleven books—will walk you through the step-by-step process to turn your manuscript into a book. You’ll learn everything you need to know, from obtaining an ISBN to writing the compelling marketing copy necessary to grab readers’ attention. Ingrid will also talk through the self-publishing options available for both print and e-books and share marketing strategies to get your book noticed.


Hugo House: Structuring and Outlining Your Memoir

  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

Do you have a personal story you need to write but aren’t sure how to tell it? NYT-bestselling memoir author/book coach Ingrid Ricks will delve into story arc and break down the three most commonly used story structures for both book and film. She’ll also teach you the simple book outlining technique she employs for every book project she takes on. Workshop includes exercises to help you nail down a structure for your memoir.


Hugo House: Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative

  • Spring 2019
  • Date: To Be Determined
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

In this hands-on narrative writing workshop, NYT bestselling author Ingrid Ricks draws on lessons learned from writing her story and working one-on-one with more than a thousand students to help you unleash the power of personal narrative—and find healing along the way. You’ll learn how to identify and structure the personal story you need to tell and how to bring it to life through six different in-class writing assignments. Workshop includes individual ten-minute story structure sessions.

For more information, visit hugohouse.org.


ONGOING: Summer Institutes Online Independent CourseInstructor: Ingrid Ricks

  • What: Unleashing the Power of Personal Narrative
  • When: Ongoing – Online Independent Study Course for Educators or ANYONE interested in unleashing the power of personal narrative.
  • For More Information or to Register, CLICK HERE

Note: This is an intensive five-week course with video lessons and personal feedback on all writing assignments. The course, which can be completed in five weeks or on your own timeline, includes the submission of a 4-6 page story.