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Body: This class is ongoing. When are you ready to start?

START DATE: Ongoing. We choose the same day each month to meet, with options for weekly or twice-a-month meetings.

DURATION: 4 meetings with the chance to renew for additional sessions.

LOCATION: Email, Google Drive, Zoom.

FEEDBACK: Instructor feedback and critique on a shared Google document and via Zoom (optional).

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Are you working on a novel, memoir, or autofiction and need a writing coach to keep you accountable and provide feedback? Do you have an idea for a novel, memoir, or autofiction, but you're unsure how to plan or get started? Join me in an online workshop environment, where you can collaborate with me to complete a first or second draft of your work. Writers from almost any genre are welcome. (Please note: I am not an expert in children's writing. If you are working on a children's novel, I recommend finding an editor with expertise in children's books.) Depending on your needs, I can also assist with writing a synopsis and a query letter.

Class Options:

Option One: This is for writers who have a fairly complete draft of a novel or have done extensive planning and will have pages for me to critique each meeting. We choose a date to meet each month on Zoom, and the pages must be submitted three days before our meeting. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use Zoom, we choose a date each month for you to hand in your work on a shared Google document.

You will receive a FULL edit (content and line editing) for up to 4000 words or 15 double-spaced, 12 pt font, pages each meeting. With this track, you can get up to 16,000 words critiqued.

Option Two: This is for writers who are starting out writing a novel and need help with planning, structure, how to begin, writer's block, etc. It is perfect for someone with an idea for a book, short story, or essay collection but does not know where or how to start. I will guide you by initiating the main story elements and providing writing exercises as needed. Depending on your comfort level and pace with planning, you may also receive one or two light critiques through this track. This track also includes the Zoom option. You will receive four edits on your exercises, outlines, and light drafts.

Cost: $400 for both tracks for 4 meetings, including an edit of up to 4,000 words per meeting and 4 Zoom meetings of one hour. If you do not want the Zoom option (shared Google document only), the price is $280.

This course is open to writers living anywhere, and the price excludes any international transaction fees if you choose this payment option.


WATCH Past participants ask about flash fiction vs short story writing: Should you write flash fiction or a short story?


Gila Green is a seven times award-nominated, internationally published writer. She has traditionally published six novels in three countries (USA, Canada, Australia). She has published dozens of short stories and short works in literary magazines and anthologies, participated in the 2020 Vancouver Jewish Book Festival as an author, and the New York Jewish Book Council Author Talk. She has edited more than a dozen books to publication.

Gila interviews an author monthly on her site: www.gilagreenwrites. Here is a sample list of published books Gila has edited: https://reedsy.com/gila-green. Gila has experience in both adult and young adult novel publishing and works regularly with magazine writers.

Gila has been teaching creative writing online since 2009. She lives in Israel, but is originally from Canada. She spent one year living in South Africa, has both an Ashkenazi and Yemenite background, and has been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 2013 to students from Israel, Ethiopia, Russia, France and other countries. She is able to relate to authors and content from a wide variety of experiences. 

WATCH: Past participant asks about humorous flash fiction






Student Testimonials

  • Very Valuable Feedback

    Thank you for this class and for your very valuable feedback on the two drafts I sent you. Your class rekindled the fire that I felt was beginning to fizzle out in my writing.

    Clare Hart

  • Re-registering

    I have taken many courses in writers’ centers before and never got ANYTHING out of them. The main thing I got was formulaic responses that hindered my writing rather than deepening my approach. I loved Gila’s course so much I am re-registering.

    Janet Lowenbach

  • Gila is great!

    "I gave her my first draft of the first fiction book I ever attempted, for copy editing.She was quick, thorough, flexible, and very generous with her time.And very sensitive to a first-time writer's feelings. Gila went well beyond the mandate, providing me with valuable and thoughtful insights on my manuscript's story and structure.I highly recommend her."

    Jeremy Esekow, Raanana, Israel

  • Excellent Guidance

    I advocate writing mentors; how else can a writer grow? When I was looking for excellent guidance on a new genre, I turned to Gila Green; it was a good decision, one that I recommend to a writer who is serious about her craft.

    Leah Kotkes

  • Learned More Than Ever Before

    I’ve learned more in your writing class than I have with any other instructor, and I’ve taken quite a few.

    Kathryn Beer

  • Path to Creative Exploration

    In Gila's workshops you learn three important things about writing:
    - how to look deeply into your heart
    - how to read many other works critically
    - how to apply newfound skills to your own work
    For all those reasons, Gila's writing workshops are a writer's path to creative exploration that you shouldn't miss.

    Ilene Bloch-Levy

  • Rare Creative Mentor

    "Gila is a rare creative mentor who focuses on the craft and intention of the work. She encourages her students to push their creative boundaries. I had the pleasure of working with her individually on some of my own creative work, and I felt empowered by her clear guidance and encouragement to focus on the work. It helped me grow as a writer."
    Anastasia Wasko

    Writer, Editor, & Transpersonal Guide, 
    New Orleans, USA

  • Constructive Critiques

    Gila had a very straightforward way of explaining by giving examples in our own work, and pinpointing a subject for clarity. She was very encouraging and her critiques were always thoughtful and constructive. She pushed me to dig deeper and work harder and I believe it shows in my writing. If I am ever fortunate enough to make it in this business, I will definitely name Gila as one of the reasons for my success.

    Barbara Florenza

  • Tailored to Individual Needs

    Gila Green’s class was my first online writing class. I was impressed with the quality of the material Gila provided and her weekly lessons were clear and easy to understand. She also provided enough flexibility in her lessons to tailor the class to the individual needs of her students. I always felt open to ask questions or linger over lessons and critiques that I felt I needed more time to comprehend and work through. I look forward to learning from her again.

    Donna Kortes

  • Thought-Provoking Lessons

    Thanks for a great class! I’m so glad I signed up—turns out that I still have a brain and you made me use it. :) I appreciate your advice as well as the thought-provoking lessons you provided . . . In that short amount of time I feel more confident going forward with my writing . . . I wish you the very best, and thank you again for sharing your knowledge!

    Andrea H.

  • Took Me To The Next Level

    Gila’s fiction writing class gave me more confidence as a writer. I’ve taken several online fiction classes with well-known online entities and with those that are lesser known. Compared to more well-known or expensive online writing classes that require you to use more non-user friendly sites to post your work this is the one with which I was and still am most impressed. Gila’s teaching method is very concise and could only derive from years of experience. Her lectures and the accompanying exercises challenged me to write my story and the characters in a way that helped to add more layers and to make them more believable. Gila’s feedback was very in-depth. She was always available for questions and comments. She strongly encouraged that we take advantage of peer critiques. I’d done peer critiques in other classes, but I felt that with Gila I was given more tools to workshop others’ writings. I learned how to look for strategies that work better than others. To me, Gila’s fiction writing class was more multifaceted than others and was more like a brick and mortar university course. With the tools that I learned from Gila I felt that I had better direction and I learned how to look at my writing more critically. In Gila’s class I was able to take my short story to the next level.

    Conswalia Marie Green

Forthcoming Books

With a Good Eye <br>Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

With a Good Eye
Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

This family drama is part crime fiction and part domestic noir. With A Good Eye will make you question: can you ever save anyone but yourself and do any of us ever really leave home?

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The Inheritance  <br>Release Date: 2025

The Inheritance
Release Date: 2025

This suspense/thriller asks, if you were to walk away from your family, would you ever go back, even if you received a desperate text message?

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