visits & workshops
In recent years, I've led hundreds of fiction and non-fiction writing workshops in schools, libraries, offices, and recently on hiking trails. (So fun! Shockingly productive, too.) I've worked with everyone from federal inmates to fifth-grade ingrates who thought they hated writing until I showed them a few tricks of the trade. Then I couldn't get them to stop writing. Oh, happy day.
Writing is a messy process. It can be frustrating, too, unless someone shows you how professional writers organize ideas to form cohesive and compelling narratives. We don't try to get it right in the first draft. We don't rely on adjectives to tell our stories. When writing non-fiction, we're careful not to bury the reader in fact after fact after fact. Writers are like architects. We build stories carefully, sentence by sentence, so they can stand tall and evoke an emotional response in the reader.
If you'd like to discuss how I can help you and your colleagues harness the power of narrative, please get in touch.