The San Francisco Writers' Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Constance Hale is best known for her books on writing: Sin and Syntax and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. She has taught at Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley.
Good writing begins with WRITING-anything! JUST WRITE, GODAMMIT! Inside these books are 388 wildly creative, ridiculously fun ideas and prompts to get you going. Seriously, if these workbooks don't get you going, then you need to forget about writing and go open a dry-cleaning franchise. --Mary Roach bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Grunt, among others