I have been teaching creative writing for over 14 years in the DFW Area, as well as at conferences and on panels in other parts of Texas. My classes emphasize sound psychological character creation, and will help you ensure that your characters are displaying agency right off the bat, which will ensure that your story has momentum.
If you don’t see a class that works for you in my events calendar, I also do one-on-one coaching through Writing Workshops Dallas. (See the fee schedule on their site.)
I am also available to speak to book clubs or at library events about the Chocoverse Science Fiction Books or the Choco-Cookbook. Jake and I also do a tag-team lecture where we talk about growing and cooking with chocolate. He brings samples of Cacao Trees he’s growing indoors.
Popular Writing Lectures
If you’d like to have me out to speak on a writing topic not listed below, just ask. I’m comfortable speaking on just about any aspect of craft or productivity management.
Finishing What You Start
The 5 Ws of Fiction
The Importance of Character Agency
Archetype vs. Cliché
Truth and Lies in Your Fiction
Properly Handling Character Death
Writing Comedy: Balancing Humor and Stakes
Write it Short: An Introduction to Flash Fiction
Story Like a Journalist
A Workbook for Novelists