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Private Manuscript Coaching 

I’m happy to assist you when editing existing work or developing your application, memoir, grant, story, or book-length manuscript. Group classes and one-on-one sessions available. Please see my teaching, tutoring, and editing website for more information:

Discovering the Writing World for Teens for the Loft 

A four-week online course for teens, which runs periodically through

Together we will discover paths to create our own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We will read powerful examples and discuss helpful advice from established writers. Writing prompts will inspire us to begin new work and help us focus our voice in a safe and open setting. Optional writing exercises will be given each week. Through writing, reading, and discussion, we will investigate ways to develop our inner writer! Please contact me or go to to sign up.


“Your encouragement and helpful feedback opened the door for me to find my way back into this work that I love.  There are no words big enough to thank you for that.” — Diane Yeager

“I look forward to Wednesdays because I can come to your class with my little scratchings and half-formed ideas and you see the possibilities of it all.  You create an informal, welcoming  environment that encourages us to explore our own feelings and share them with one another.  I think you are a very generous, sensitive and compassionate person who puts aside her own writing to take a truly invested interest in ours.  You are one of those compact, thoughtful people that I have always admired; one who is sensitive to the written word, who is gentle with criticism but who inspires me to break barriers and challenge myself beyond my own boundaries.  Your introductory lists of quotes, your writing prompts, and your practical information about contests and publishing give added dimension to a class that focuses most of its time on careful consideration of each others’ work.” — Mary Jo Franske

“You are a gifted teacher. I feel very lucky to have happened upon your class.” — Sandy, The Loft

“You’re such a warm, personable, supportive person and teacher. I really appreciate all I learned from you.” Jen, The Loft

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