NEW SECTIONS OPEN for October local and videoconference workshops!

Hello, all! I wanted to let you know that my fiction workshops are starting up again in October. This is a safe and productive writing and critiquing environment where tales of the macabre and even Lovecraftian are most welcome (as are all other flavors of fiction).

“Sean Hoade’s Fiction Time Workshop has been an educational and rewarding experience. Sean’s expertise at both writing and workshop facilitation, together with superb classmates, have made it a treasure. Enthusiastically recommended.” — Sean I., Salt Lake City

This is an Iowa-Writer’s-Workshop–style graduate-level fiction workshop. It is being held in Las Vegas but anyone from anywhere can take part through live videoconferencing by Google Hangouts. The videoconferencing has turned out to be a HUGE hit with writers from across the country.

typewriterThis round of workshops will start the week of October 12 and end the week of January 25. (There will be no meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s.)

The workshops that were offered this past time have seen almost every single participant sign up for another round. Any of them would be happy to provide a testimonial to the utter AWESOMENESS that is the Fiction Time Workshop.

“This workshop has been an amazing way to connect with like-minded writers and work together to improve our craft. Under Sean’s guidance, each workshop session is engaging, enjoyable, and, most importantly, productive. If you’re looking to be a better writer—no matter your level— Fiction Time is NOW.” — Gordon W., NYC

We will be writing and peer-critiquing stories each week, plus discussing a different well-known story for hints and tips. Interspersed will be nuggets of wisdom from not only my own self, but from any participant who has tricks, tips, or interesting trivia to share. The workshops have a nice, loose feel very conducive to creative work.

Sean Hoade’s Fiction Time workshop has been an invaluable asset to me as I strive to improve my craft. A professional facilitator, Sean promotes an environment that is both fun and educational for beginners and more advanced writers alike. If you’re looking for a serious workshop with serious results, this is the place.” — Rebecca A., Salt Lake City

The fee is $130, just $10/wk. You can’t even get ONE BOOK for a course of this quality for that little in a college class! (I know, because I taught workshops at University for almost 10 years.)

If you might like to discuss being a part of this workshop, please email me at I taught creative writing at the University of Alabama for almost 10 years and have 5 novels and 1 short story collection out and 2 more under contract with a major publisher. I’ve also been a part of multiple anthologies. So I gots the cred. Um, yo.

“Sean Hoade’s fiction time workshop has been extremely beneficial. With his educational background, and ability to facilitate these active groups, Sean has made me feel comfortable enough to submit work that I haven’t submitted in years. Additionally I have learned so much that I’ve been able to take work that was once stale and give it a fresh new polish. This workshop is not for those who don’t want to put in the effort, but if you don’t mind hard work, the potential reward is great.” — L. Ray, Las Vegas

Any spooky or Lovecraftian work on which an author works me on with edits is GUARANTEED consideration for publication on, where I am the Acquisitions Poobah. (We take only one-time print rights and offer revenue-sharing for audio rights to your short stories.)

Please contact me ASAP if you be interested! Let’s get your work written, discussed, polished, and out there for the world to read.

“This workshop has helped me learn far beyond just writing skills. Correct submission parameters, help with mechanics and structure in a creatively charged environment has made this class, and Mr. Hoade, my go to place for writing questions. You will not be disappointed if you take it!” — Sarah Walker, Oregon

Email me at
and visit for more information (and also book links)!

“Sean Hoade’s Fiction Time Workshop is an excellent tool for any serious writer looking to up his or her game. Sean gives insightful lessons on the craft of writing and the peer feedback is invaluable.” — John H., Ohio

I look forward to hearing from you and workshopping your writing in the most effective way EVAR DESIGNED, EVAR.



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