Learn the craft and business of writing

Sarina Dorie offers classes on self-publishing, humor, short stories, cover design and more. She presents at conferences, Wordcrafters, Willamette Writers, chapters of Romance Writers of America, Lane Community College, and science fiction conventions.

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein
Romantic pattern with a horse and  ballerina


An interactive workshop to get you clowning around

Short Stories

How to write and sell stories to magazines, anthologies, and contests


How to sell books on a budget

Cover Design

We do judge a book by a cover, so make yours count

Upcoming Teaching Schedule

Studies and Fun for Everyone

Check out the schedule below to see what classes are coming up and where they are offered!

Self-publishing on Amazon

  • Lane Community College, downtown location Eugene
  • 6 -8:30 pm
  • Thursdays, July 9-August 13
  • Where do you begin with the process of self-publishing? Get step by step info on how to format the interior, create an attractive cover, and avoid common pitfalls. Learn about marketing and how to promote your work to hook readers. Bring your files on a flash drive, or learn through working with instructor-provided sample and exercises. Requires computer proficiency; see online description for details.
  • For more information, go to:
  • 541-463-6100

How to Sell a Short Story

  • Willamette Writers Conference, Portland
  • 8 -9 am
  • Sunday, August 2nd
  • Why write short stories, flash fiction, and novellas? Come to this fast-paced workshop to find out. Learn how to sell short fiction, where to find markets, what you need to include in a cover letter for short stories, and more. Sarina Dorie has sold over 150 short stories to magazines and anthologies in the last nine years. She will share her secrets to her success so that you find markets that suit your stories’ needs.

Building Worlds and Creating Universes

  • Willamette Writers Conference, Portland
  • 9 -10:30 am
  • Saturday, August 1st
  • Join us for a panel on worldbuilding and setting-making. We will discuss the ins and out outs of creating worlds that draw the reader in and come to life on the page.

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