(Class for Beginners: 60 minutes) Deciding what it is, precisely, that you have to write about. Specific Details: Practical steps in getting started as a writer: not the business of writing, but the process of writing itself. Nuts & bolts discussion with question period. Benefits to Participants: Help participants get traction; give them a sense of how to proceed and how to evaluate their efforts. Presenter?s Publications: Into Thin Air; Intent to Harm; A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly; George?s Dragon.