the rewrite master class

This workshop is currently full. Schedule an interview with Alan to discuss your future participation.


The Rewrite Master Class is a Live-on-Zoom workshop with Alan Watt for novelists and memoirists seeking to complete their work for publication.

"The challenge of the rewrite lies in preserving the wildness of your first draft while distilling your ideas to their nature."

the process of revision

The Rewrite Master Class is an ongoing workshop that takes you on a deep dive into the material you created in The 90-Day Novel and The 90-Day Memoir. This workshop is not a mere examination of your prose — it teaches you a process of uncovering hidden patterns that allow you to create a dynamic and compelling narrative.

My goal as a teacher is to help you stay connected to your original impulse by asking the right questions. In the rewrite, it is often tempting to sterilize the complexity or contradictions in your work in order to make it "understandable" — but too often I've witnessed the dismemberment of fully alive first drafts. The Rewrite Master Class is an opportunity to deepen your relationship to your material by gaining a clearer sense of what you set out to express.

The 90-Day Novel and The 90-Day Memoir processes were primarily designed as a right brain exercise to guide you to the completion of a first draft without going back and editing. The rewrite process involves moving back and forth between the left and right brain — where you are editing and refining prose, while simultaneously generating new material and clarifying your theme.

The rewrite process is not a science, but an art, where the goal is to shed everything that doesn't belong in order for the truth to emerge.

workshop details

Class Size: Limited to 16 writers

Class Length: This is an ongoing workshop. Once you are in the workshop, you are welcome and encouraged to stay until you complete your rewrite. When a writer leaves, their spot is offered to the next writer on the waiting list.

Class Days and Times:  Tuesdays 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

Where: Zoom

Price: $1,650/12-week session

about the workshop


live on Zoom

We meet once a week in a LIVE Zoom call on Tuesdays from 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. (Pacific Time). The workshop consists of four cohort groups with four writers in each group. Writers share their material with their fellow cohorts, and each week, one writer from each cohort reads their work in class. I will offer notes and open it up to discussion between members of the cohort.


watch the class anytime

You are not required to take the workshop live. Many writers have day jobs or commitments during class hours, or sometimes life just gets in the way, therefore all of our sessions are recorded and are available for three weeks, respectively.


the daily letters

Every morning a daily letter lands in your inbox. The letters were developed over the course of several years, and are a guide through the process of creating a compelling narrative. Writers often comment on the synchronicity of the letters — on how they seem to meet you right where you are. While the letters focus on craft, they are also a response to the seemingly uncanny uniformity of experience shared by the many writers who have taken the journey before you.

why writers love the rewrite master class

schedule an interview

Talk with Alan Watt about your work. Serious inquiries only, please.