Private Coaching and Writing Classes Available

Busy schedule? Please contact me if you would like to schedule private coaching sessions or structured private classes. Whether you’re working on a novel, starting a blog, or just want to start writing, I can help you achieve your goals. We can meet in person or online, at your convenience. Topics include, but are not limited…

Holiday Writing – Private Class

Looking for the perfect gift for family and friends? Why not give something from the heart? With this private class, I’ll help you create written pieces, organize them and consider formats for sharing with your loved ones. You may want to put together a collection of short stories, family history or your own life stories….

Create Your Own Cookbook – Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 1/16-2/13, 7-9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to publish your own cookbook? This class will help you pair your recipes with interesting vignettes and images to create a cherished gift for friends and family, a group fundraiser, or a published book to sell. Starting with your recipes, you’ll look at techniques to gather related…

Fiction Writer’s Workshop – Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 1/16-2/20, 7-9 p.m. Designed for every level of writer seeking to develop the tools for short stories or novels, this workshop combines writing exercises and sharing your work. You will gain an understanding of how to shape a compelling story. Gain the tools to unlock the story that’s inside you. Expect to write and…

Word Processing for Writers – Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., 1/17-2/7, LLA 0107 Microsoft Word is the word processing software of choice for most published authors. But preparing your manuscript for publication involves using many Word features that authors need but most office workers don’t use. Styles, table of contents and index creation, font management and sophisticated layout controls are just a…

Fiction Writer’s Workshop (Online) – Spring 2018

Online 1/22-3/5. Designed for every level of writer seeking to develop the tools for short stories or novels, this workshop combines writing exercises and sharing your work. You will gain an understanding of how to shape a compelling story. Gain the tools to unlock the story that’s inside you. Expect to write and receive verbal…

Deconstructing the News – Spring 2018

LAA 0021, Mondays, 7-9 p.m., 1/29-2/5 LLI 1186, Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 2/1-2/22 With the term “fake news” so prevalent, how can we determine what is reliable? With “post-truth” and “truthiness” in our vocabulary, is truth relevant in the news? This course provides tools to  make your own informed analysis. This timely course helps you deconstruct…

Introduction to Blogging – Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.,  2/14-3/7. If you have ever wanted to venture into the exciting world of blogging, but didn’t know where to start, this is the course for you. This class will walk you through the process of setting up your blog site and making your first posts. By the end of the course, you…

Writing Your Family History or Memoir – Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 2/20-3/20, 7-9 p.m. You have stories. Your family has stories. Some are humorous; some are inspiring; and one or two may just be tall tales. Now is the time to record these stories to pass down to future generations. You may even want to publish a book. You will learn techniques to interview family…

Short Story Writing Workshop – Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., 3/14-4/18. Short fiction has become hugely popular, from the standard short story to flash fiction. Whether you want to publish stories or just experiment with this fascinating genre, this workshop is for you. We’ll read and discuss a variety of short works for inspiration and explore the art and elements of writing…

Writing Workshop: Revision – Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 4/3-4/17,  6:30-9:30 p.m. You’ve finished writing your draft, but are you ready to revise? Whether you plan to submit your piece to an agent, professional editor or publisher, your writing must be in its best possible state. Ernest Hemingway said he rewrote the last page of A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times before “getting…

Article Writing Workshop – Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 4/25-5/23, 7-9 p.m. Have you ever thought about writing articles for publication? There are countless opportunities available in print and online outlets. We’ll explore options from building your portfolio to generating extra income. This class will walk you through the steps from inception to submission, including: brainstorming ideas for articles; cultivating resources; researching markets;…