Education: Every Writer a Student, Every Student a Teacher
I consider all writers - whether beginning, established, or instructors - to be students of writing. As we write better and more complex stories, we continue to face hurdles in our own development as writers. To succeed as writers - whether to publish or to simply express the stories that mean the most to us - we must continue to learn and adapt. Just as a novel is never truly "finished," so, too, is learning never "complete."
The corollary, of course, is that we are each of us teachers as well. Whether we run workshops courses or simply journal about our days, everyone has something of value to share.
It's my hope to establish a community of writers here which allows everyone the freedom to express and the encouragement to listen and actually hear the words on the page. This, to me, is what it means to be a student of writing.
Currently, I'm putting together an open online course on leading a creative writing workshop. Whether you are a teacher or student, this course can help you get the most out of the workshops you participate in. To visit the course, please click here.
To find out more about MFA Programs or Writing Pedagogy, please see below.