Classes and Mentoring

The Craft of Subtext
I’ll be teaching a one-session class on “The Craft of Subtext” at Hugo House’s First Street location on Sunday. May 21, from 1-4 pm. Charles Baxter calls subtext “the unspoken soul-matter” of a story. It is the invisible element that makes creative writing come alive with dimension and meaning. This class will combine lecture and workshop to lead students to a deeper understanding of what subtext is and how to incorporate it into their writing, both in dialogue and narrative. Students will discuss examples of subtext in fiction, and have an opportunity to workshop portions of their writing.

Mentoring and Editing
I have been mentoring writers and editing manuscripts for many years. I truly enjoy working with writers to help them discover their strengths and improve their weaknesses, and build their confidence through a deep understanding of what makes writing successful. If you have questions or would like to discuss a project, please use the Contact Page. I look forward to hearing from you.