I’m an instructor and editor with Writespace, an awesome grassroots literary organization here in Houston. Please find information about my work with them below.
Scrivener 101 | Saturday, October 20th | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | $45 - $70 How many of us have wasted time scrolling through a three-hundred-page Microsoft Word document looking for one specific scene? The powerful, designed-for-authors software Scrivener has a solution. How many of us have deleted pages of material only to realize later that we want it back? Once again, Scrivener to the rescue. Or maybe you just want organize your story notes in one place. Or just write on a simple blank screen. Scrivener can do all that and more.
This workshop will serve as an introduction to Scrivener, showing how it can streamline your drafting and editing process. As powerful as Scrivener is, it can be overwhelming to new users, so we’ll be diving right in and getting hands-on experience. By the end of the workshop, students will walk away with an understanding of Scrivener’s basic functionality, and perhaps a whole new approach to writing. Interested? Register here!
Speculative Fiction | Two Saturdays Starting November 3rd | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | $85 - $115 Do you take your fiction with a side of aliens, superheroes, dragons, or witches? Then this is the workshop for you!
This workshop will provide an overview of the SFF genre. Together we will consider those elements of writing which are crucial to crafting compelling speculative stories, such as building our own worlds, extrapolating the fantastic from the real, and creating compelling non-human characters. With a blend of writing exercises and in-class discussion, you will walk away from class with a better understanding of this exciting, imaginative genre. Interested? Register here!
Scrivener 102 | Saturday, December 15th | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | $45 - $70 So you’ve finally got a handle on the Scrivener basics. You’ve been using the software for drafting and revising, and you can compile and export a document like a pro. But do you ever feel like you aren’t using Scrivener to its full potential? Do you scroll through the menus, wondering what exactly all these functions are? Do you want to branch out from using Scrivener for fiction and explore your options for other types of writing, including screenplays or scholarly work? Or maybe you just want a deeper understanding of the software’s capabilities. Regardless, this is the workshop for you!
This workshop will build on the foundation established in Scrivener 101, going into more depth about Scrivener’s functionality and exploring some of its more unique features. Though having taken Scrivener 101 isn't a requirement to register, it is expected that students in this workshop will already be familiar with Scrivener and comfortable using it. Please bring a laptop with Scrivener installed. Interested? Register here!
These are workshops I've taught through Writespace in the past. Watch this page or the Writespace website, as I may be teaching them again!
Worldbuilding Writing a Great Antagonist Young Writers Workshops (Teens & Tweens) Tension: How to Build It, Keep It, and Increase It Fiction for Beginners Crafting Effective Prose How Do I Get Started? Q&A Novel Writing Workshop Advanced Fiction Speculative Fiction Critique Using Tropes Effectively How to Submit Your Work Like a Pro Jumpstart Your Writing with Dungeons and Dragons