I am a multi-published fiction author, former adult & adolescent counselor and corporate trainer. This summer I am offering small-group workshops for teens, college students, and recent graduates. These courses are designed as an efficient, cost-effective way to bridge the gap between most students’ formal academic education and the practical, professional writing required in day-to-day life and career.
To ensure personal attention and individualized learning, groups are limited to 8-10 participants, and most are held in the relaxed setting of my home in Roswell, Georgia (unless otherwise noted). If you have questions about whether a group is right for you or your student, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goals: Learn to write college entrance essays, academic papers, and other pieces more efficiently, with less stress. I will offer practical, tried-and-true advice—gleaned from both my fiction and business writing experience—to help you get organized and work faster. I will also provide a tips and tools for editing and polishing your work once you’ve completed it. Save time and get better results from your writing!
Please bring: A printed 5-10-page sample of your nonfiction writing (essay, term paper, etc.) Pad, notebook and/or device (laptop/iPad, etc.) Bottle of water, snack if desired
Goals: Your first resumes and cover letters are often the hardest to create. As a professional writer and former Human Resources manager, I can help you craft polished, professional materials that will impress future employers and graduate schools.
Please bring: Current resume (if you have one) or a list of educational/work experiences with dates Pad, notebook and/or device (laptop/iPad, etc.) Bottle of water, snack if desired
Goals: Learn to write effective emails, PowerPoint presentations, query letters, proposals and other written communications – whether you are applying for a job, requesting a professor’s recommendation, or planning a meeting.
Please bring: Laptop/iPad Bottle of water, snack if desired
Cost: $65 (pick 2 sessions = $120, all 3 sessions = $150)
Date: Monday - Wednesday, July 16-18 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Best for: Rising HS Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Goals: Get experience reading your creative work aloud to peers in a workshop environment and get feedback from a professional author. Learn to give and receive constructive creative feedback, and explore the benefits of critique. Each student will have the opportunity to develop one piece of short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. We will also discuss the publishing process, careers in writing, and next steps toward your writing goals. Students should plan to work on writing their pieces between sessions.
Please bring: 5-10 pages of fiction (first day -- short story or beginning of a novel/novella) Laptop or paper for writingBottle of water, snack if desired
Date: Saturday, July 28 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Best for: Rising HS Juniors & Seniors
Goals: Practice brainstorming ideas, responding to common essay questions and organizing your thoughts to wow college admissions teams. Learn how emotion and empathy are key to compelling essays. Create an outline for a sample topic and a strong opening paragraph. Prepare a series of idea cards to help you respond to a variety of application questions without using canned responses. Includes a critique of one essay, up to 5 pages, via email.
Please bring: Laptop or paper for writing, bottle of water, snack if desired
Cost: $115* (Includes a 5-page critique of one essay via email. Must be used by 2/28/19)