Rose Writers: A Creative Writing Workshop in Long Beach, California

Desiree Kannel, Founder of Rose Writers



Welcome to Rose Writers!


Rose Writers workshops are the perfect place to begin, or continue your creative writing journey. Why? Because we follow AWA guidlines and practices that create a safe and encouraging environment. Writers are encouraged to take risks, explore their creativity, and share their work.


 If you have never been in a creative writing workshop, or you're a refugee from a less than supportive experience, come check out Rose Writers. What we do and how we do it will suprise and delight you. I promise!




Why Rose Writers?

The main service of Rose Writers are the weekly workshops or writing sessions. Some AWA workshops call this a "weekly writing practice," which I like. Writing, like all things creative, takes practice and dedication. By making the commitment to write once a week, you are saying "Yes!" to your creative spirit. You are carving out time to allow your stories, your voice to be be listened to and heard. You are putting yourself and your dreams first.



The 2016 schedule is posted and registration is open. Workshops fill up fast so please register early.


Thank you and call or email your questions. I look forward to hearing from you.


Desiree Kannel


Novel Writing Workshop for



New session begins September 14


Learn the basics of novel writing in this 4 week workshop. Lessons on plot, character development, dialogue, setting and other elements will give you the tools you need to get started on that first draft. No previous workshop experience required.


Potential Schedule

Week 1: What makes a good story? Learn the basics of story telling and how to keep your readers glued to the page.

Week 2: Characters; create and develop the people who will populate your novel

Week 3: Dialogue and setting

Week 4: First chaper review and critique: each writer will receive detailed feedback on their first chapter.


Workshop size limited to 5 writers so register early. Click here to sign-up.



September 14, 21, 28, Oct. 12

6:30 -9:00pm



Discussion closed
  • Dr. Carol (Sunday, July 17 16 08:17 pm EDT)

    I just finished the Novel Writing Workshop. It was great!! I am a new fiction writer and began with just an idea. Desiree really helped me to get started developing the characters and conceptualizing
    the story. It was definitely challenging but Desiree has a unique way pulling your talent to the surface. I highly recommend her workshops, especially for beginning writers or those that are stuck
    and may need help moving forward!!

  • Ashley C (Monday, July 18 16 03:49 pm EDT)

    I attended the Novel Writing Workshop and I thought it was wonderful. Desiree covered important elements that make a good fiction novel. During the sessions, we covered writing exercises that helped
    us develop our own story, as well as exercises that had us practice different elements of novel writing. She put together a very supportive environment for us workshop attendees; we were able to
    discuss our different ideas and get critiqued,which I found incredibly helpful. I really enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it to beginning writers of fiction!

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