Fall Classes

Writing the Short Story: From Blank Page to Manuscript Submission

After a successful run in the spring, I'll again be privately offering Writing the Short Story: From Blank Page to Manuscript Submission this fall on Saturday mornings from September 9 to October 28. This eight-week limited-enrollment workshop focuses on you writing and polishing a single short story (in any genre) to publication readiness. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, I'd love to hear from you. For details, please check out my upcoming courses.

I've Been Blurbed

Rage by John Mavin

I've just received the okay to share my back-cover blurbs with you, and to be honest, I'm quite excited, rather moved, and deeply grateful. Four writers I respect very much had some wonderful things to say about Rage.

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Stories of Desperation and Anger

BC Booklook

BC Booklook has posted a teaser about Rage on their website. Titled "Stories of Desperation and Anger," the post talks a little about Rage and a little about me. I had no idea this was coming out and was quite happy to find it.

A Little Announcement...or Two

I joined Facebook. Only years after everyone else, but, well, there it is. I've resisted for so long--both because I believe corporations co-opting social networking platfoms weakens their value and also, well, I never thought the banalities of my private life were shareworthy. But then someone explained to me the nuances of the Facebook page and how it's different from a Facebook profile. And when that someone works at the publishing house who's going to be publishing my first book, well, I figured I'd better listen.

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Private Creative Writing Workshops

Due to the heartening and overwhelming encouragement I've received from many former students, I am now offering private instruction in creative writing. Before I continue, let me say now that if you can find what you're looking for in a traditional continuing education program, then by all means, I strongly encourage you to do so. However, if you're looking for something you can't find anywhere else, then maybe I can help you.

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