Who I am and Why I’m here

Welcome! So glad you found me. This is going to be a lot of fun and I’m so glad you’re coming along for the ride.

First, a little about me. I am equal parts writer, writing teacher, meditation teacher. I have passion for all in equal measures. I teach writing of all sorts–composition, fiction, poetry, memoir, even guided meditation. I also write in each of those forms myself.

What I don’t love? Overcomplication. Pretension. Convolution. Too many writing lessons are filled with vague explanations and directions, as if writing is a mystery. Well, actually writing is a mystery, but it’s your own personal mystery you’ll discover along the way as you write. What shouldn’t be a mystery is the mechanics and the structure of it all. You’ll figure out your own style and voice as you move through writing as long as you are mindful of the process–that is where the magic happens. And that part is all you.

So how do I fit in?

  • Because to grow your writing and discover what is uniquely your style, it helps to have some structure and form. Think of me as helping you build the foundation. The house is all you.
  • Because it will help you to focus your own writing in a way that builds on your strengths and improves your weaknesses. The first step to success is know what you don’t know. The next step is to be mindful of what you don’t know, so you can quickly improve those areas.
  • Because although there are infinite ways to write correctly, there are also wrong ways. OR, know the rules before you break them.

I’m so excite to connect with you through writing! I wish you all the luck on your writing adventure!