Before I start editing a piece with an author, I ask them what the seed of their story was. The first thing that got them excited enough to sit down and start writing in the first place. Almost always, that seed is the key to unlocking the inner workings of their story. As an editor, it’s my job to help writers communicate what they are trying to say more clearly. As a teacher of creative writing, I do my best to bring that same level of detail into the class room, so that each student leaves with a concrete plan of how to re-work their material. Through lectures, writing exercises, artistic experiments, and the sharing of ideas, I endeavor to open students to new possibilities in their writing and their creative lives.
This November, I’ll be teaching a six-week Master Class for One Story. This is the first time One Story has offered a class outside of our week-long summer workshop, and the first time we’re hosting a program inside our Brooklyn offices.
The deadline to apply is September 30th. Details can be found on our website.
I hope you’ll join us in Brooklyn. Until then, here’s to the words coming fast and true.