My teaching style isn’t typical. I use visuals–fun things like dolls, jewelry, and a stash of candy. Learning is a lot more fun when you can laugh–especially at yourself, so I love sharing a few of my rejected stories.
I began discovering writing secrets at age ten. My mother drafted me to be her junior editor. After turning 40, I did something I never thought I’d do. I started writing myself. Breaking free of caring what people think led to my first publication. Kind, honest critiques are worth gold.
FAVORITE TEACHING TOPICS
Inspirational First Person Article Writing
My Experiences in Writing for Guideposts
Devotional Writing–How Not to Write a Devotional
Put Your Heart on Paper
I Won! I Won! The Guideposts Writers’ Contest–Here’s How
What is Takeaway, Anyway?
Write Real, Not Like a Barbie Doll
Revealing Your Fears, Faults, and Failures
Dear Diary, I Can’t Tell Anyone But…
The “Me Too” Element–Connecting With Your Reader
SOME PAST TEACHING LOCATIONS
High School Group at American Heritage Academy, Canton, GA
Christian Writers’ Conference, Dunwoody, GA
American Christian Fiction Writers, Buford, GA
North Texas Christian Writers’ Conference, Dallas, TX
East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Covington, GA
Quad Cities Christian Writers’ Conference, Quad Cities, IA
North GA Christian Writers’ Conference, Gainesville, GA