Teaching & Editing

Online course offerings

  1. Drawing of online connectionPrinciples & Prompts: 6 weeks (Nov-Dec), strong focus on putting pen to paper with tiny lessons on creativity & craft and weekly writing prompts.
  2. Flash Nonfiction I: An Introduction: 4 weeks (Jan-Feb), an introductory course with lessons specific to the very short essay, weekly quick writes to get your pen moving, assignments that build up to a more developed essay, and peer feedback.
  3. Flash Nonfiction II: Write, Critique. Rinse, Repeat (as a course or independent study): 6 weeks (Feb-Mar), a more writing-intensive course that delves deeper into techniques for the short essay. Each week offers writing assignments (short or long) and more specific peer critique.

For information on in-person workshops, drop me a line.

Personal Editing

pexels-photo-57690It’s a package deal! $65 gets you 20 pages (or 5000 words) of developmental and/or line editing (fiction, nonfiction, or novel in progress) plus a 1/2 hour meeting in the studio (West Allis, WI) or via Google Hangouts to discuss edits or next steps.

My editing experience includes previous work as an Assistant Editor at COMPOSE Journal, Associate Editor at Noble/Gas Quarterly, former Roundtable Critique Group Leader at Red Oak Writing, and a member of Forest Avenue Press’ novel acquisitions team.

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In-Person Workshops

Flash Nonfiction: the Art of the Short Essay. Oct. 6-7, 2017, Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference, Neenah, WI. In this workshop, we will explore a few key aspects of flash nonfiction, such as beginnings, endings, and the power of details. We will read examples of published essays, discuss them in the context of technique, and spend a short time putting our own pen to paper. Writers will leave with a general knowledge of the genre, resources for further study, and the bare bones of a first draft. Watch for more information HERE.