Ever read an amazing phrase such as "He collected conversations the way one collects stamps or rare bugs" and thought of creating a goose-bump-chill-run down someone's back with your own words? Starting Jan. 29, the New School of Social Research's(229-5611) continuing-ed program offers classes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's writing.
Gotham Writer's Workshop (212-WRITERS; WritingClasses.com) has a one-day intensive workshop on Feb. 25 that will not only tell you how to write a better story or screenplay, but also help you sell it. If you still think your writing needs improvement, you can take a 10-week private workout.
Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato said all novels were already written—it was just a matter of organizing words in the correct way. You know this to be true but it is hard to organize—perhaps the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA(875-4124) can help. Take a course (Jan. 22-Mar. 8) and prove to yourself organization is just a matter of practice. —Camila Gamboa