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.
How to Submit Your Work Like a Pro | Saturday, June 16th | 9:30 - 12:30 AM | $40-$65 You’ve drafted your story, poem, or essay. You’ve workshopped it, revised it, polished it—now you just have to get it in front of an editor! But how?
In this workshop we’ll look at the process of submitting finished work to agents and to magazine, journal, and acquisitions editors, answering questions that plague many first-time submitters: How do I format my work? What do I say in a cover letter if I’ve never published before? How do I keep track of my submissions? How do I find markets? And, of course, the biggie: How do I deal with rejection? During the course of the workshop, we’ll navigate the confusing and often contradictory world of publishing. By the end of our time together, you’ll be ready to submit like a pro. Interested? Register here!
Jumpstart Your Writing with Dungeons & Dragons | Saturday, August 18th | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $80-$110 Love tabletop gaming and writing? See how they can join forces as we set out on an epic role-playing literary adventure! This class will kick off with a discussion of the intersection between role-playing games and the craft of writing. Then, we’ll dive into a streamlined D&D session, complete with writing exercises to help you develop your character, build your imaginary world, and more! We’ll finish the day off with a chance to record your adventures--and perhaps you’ll leave the session with the start of something greater! Interested? Register here!
Novel Writing Workshop | Ten Wednesdays Starting September 26th | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | $335-$395 Do you struggle to keep your stories under 6000 words? Have you ever received feedback comments in short story workshops like, “I want more!” or “This feels like the start of something bigger”? Have you reached the point at which you feel ready to immerse yourself in a piece of writing, rather than dole your stories out in bite-sized chunks, but you’re not quite sure how to venture into a longer form?
If so, then this is the workshop for you. We will focus exclusively on writing the novel, studying the particular challenges and expectations that arise when writing long-form fiction. We’ll talk about building structure and juggling subplots. We’ll look at ways to avoid the dreaded “sagging middle.” And we’ll attempt to answer that age-old question: Should I outline or not? In addition, writers will have the opportunity to see either their completed manuscript or an excerpt critiqued, depending on where they are in the process. Writers with no completed novels are welcome, as are writers of all genres. 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 Science Fiction & Fantasy Advanced Fiction Scrivener 101 Speculative Fiction Critique Using Tropes Effectively