Is there a beginning, middle, end or more of an ongoing tutorial?
Sessions are one on one unless a group has been previously discussed.
You can sign up for however many classes you'd like (One, a package or a membership) and you can stop at any time.
What would I specifically do + learn?
You would learn the rules of writing personal narrative that would also extend well beyond just true, personal storytelling. Also, by writing and sharing stories (yours and mine) you would become a better (self) editor and writer. I have been taking writing classes for 8 years and teaching them for three. Sharing stories and learning how to express myself has also made me a better listener and a more curious person. I talk about the layers of the onion. Nobody likes a person who stays/speaks on that first layer. You will learn how to write from a deeper layer and ask that from others as she proceeds through life.
Do you set personal goals upfront and work to achieve them?
I don’t like to stress goals too much up front, but I definitely want to know if a student is working towards something particular: a blog, personal essay for publication, book or college applications.
Is the class in person or via Skype?
We would preferably meet at my home office in Coral Gables, although Zoom meeting is very effective and effortless used with non-local clients.
Are there writing assignments?
I usually give a prompt at the beginning of each session and then one to take home. I have a giant list of prompts and ongoing prompts on Writing Class Radio website. I also ask that students write for 15 minutes each day, but it is not a requirement.
Would you want to review some of my writing in advance to asses my ability?
That is not necessary. We will go over everything in session. If you are working on something specific and wants edits, email it to me (Word or Google Docs) and you will be billed the hourly rate of $150.
What do I bring to the session?
Bring whatever you'd like to write on/in (a composition book, loose paper, whatever) or a computer if you prefer.
Would you be willing to share your stories and speak directly about how and why you write?
YES!!!!! I get really personal with the students…it’s the only way I know how to operate :)