Private Study and Writing Coaching

I enjoy doing private writing coaching with non-fiction and fiction writers. I work with dozens of writers each year on various projects and typically customize a program with each writer to help in a variety of ways including finishing a full draft, editing an existing draft, and generating new material. I can do close line-edits and work on structure and mechanics, in addition to broader overview readings of manuscripts to offer advice on final revisions before manuscript gets sent out to agents and editors. Several of my private students have gone on to sell their book manuscripts and to publish.


I teach ongoing private writing workshops for small groups: one-time workshops for groups of interested writers or teachers, or extended workshops that meet over the course of weeks or months.

I also lead week-long summer workshops at Spannochia Farm in Tuscany, Italy.

To learn more about my next private group workshops or my writing coaching, please contact me via my email at