Writing courses

Learn what has worked for other writers to make your writing journey go smoother.

The best time to write those stories or finish that novel? Now.

But facing the blank page can be tough. Sometimes facing a packed page – or a long, messy draft – can be even tougher.

The craft of fiction includes lots of powerful tools for telling great stories, but we need to learn how and when to use them. Until we do, writing can feel frustrating – like driving through an unfamiliar city at night and taking the same wrong turn over and over again.    

You can learn how to write fiction on your own, by trial and error, but it will take a long time to find your way around that city at night.

That's where my courses, seminars, and writing programs come in handy. They are roadmaps. Each is designed to set you on the right path to advancing as a writer. Each saves you precious time by focusing on practical techniques that make it easier to get from where you are to where you want to be going.

Please take a look below at my current course offerings, and if you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Need something more personalized? Then please check out my coaching services.  

Finish your novel

Take your novel from small idea or big draft to a polished manuscript. 10-week creative writing program.

  • In this program, you will learn a model for how to plan or reasses your work of long fiction, so you can finish a full-length manuscript.
  • The program includes lectures on practical techniques as well as exercises, which guide you through the 15-step process, equipping you to develop an entirely new concept or revise an excisting manuscript.
  • At the end, you will have a detailed plan to begin writing or reworking your novel, so it can achieve the vision you have in mind.
  • This program is for the committed writer, whether beginner or more experienced, who is determined to write a quality novel.

NEXT EVENT: New program coming soon

FREE: Develop writerly discipline 

Learn to become a persistent writer, beat writer’s block, and stay in the flow of story. 60-min seminar. 

  • In this seminar, you will learn how to establish a writing routine and techniques to overcome the internal resistance that so often defeats the aspiring author.
  • The seminar includes lectures on practical techniques as well as exercises, providing you with a toolbox that you can rely on for the rest of your writing career.
  • At the end, you will have a concrete schedule and writing practice toolkit that can help you write — with focus, persistence, and joy — your own stories or novels.
  • This seminar is aimed at everyone, from beginners to more experienced writers, who struggle to get the work done.

NEXT EVENT: New seminar coming soon