Studio Classes

12 students per class

Tuesday – 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday -11:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursday – 4:15-7:15 p.m. (on line)

*Audio option available

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During the year, we dig into novels, memoirs, short stories and essays, and pull them apart to expose craft technique. Writers also workshop pages and get critical feedback designed to inspire and encourage.

Plus: Guest teachers, literary agents, and editors. Access to podcasts and a critique circle for manuscript evaluation.

Become a better writer. Ongoing enrollment. See where you fit!

Application process: Fill out app, I’ll email a request for a sample of your writing, we’ll have an interview, you’ll sit in a class and if all goes well, you’re in.

Jennifer is also here to help
to help via consultation:

Developmental Evaluations

This is a survey of your entire project. Jennifer reads your book a couple times, makes light line edits, and studies the whole. She writes a 6-10 page report on your book, noting what’s working, why, and what’s not working and how to fix it. There is a one hour follow up meeting, on line, or in person, to discuss the entire project. Writers leave this experience with clear direction for a redraft.
Sliding scale: $1500.00-3000.00

One on One Consultation

The one on one consults are for the writer who needs individual attention. The process is to submit your work and Jennifer will read your the pages, make line edits, and then meet with the writer to discuss the opportunities within the work. She provides advice, examples, and homework. The minimum submission is 3000 words. Add $10.50 per additional 250 words.

$125.00 per 3000 words.

Summer Studio &
Beach Retreat

The Summer Studio, Becoming a Writer, is inspired by Michelle Obama’s fabulous new book, Becoming. We will dig into her new book and a smaller novel, to teach you literary technique. You’ll also be giving tools to outline your book and get to work finishing a first draft!

Summer Studio
The Beach Retreat, July 7-9 is an annual event in Manzanita for writers around the country to come together for a refreshing and inspiring weekend. We’ll be talking about Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming, and looking at short literary fiction by Margaret Atwood and Laurie Moore. This workshop will allow you to write, based on prompts that I’ll provide each day, and we’ll explore unique brainstorming techniques to help you outline your memoir, novel, essay or short story!
Beach Retreat


30 Week Studio Audio: All the teachings at the Studio taken on your schedule. Just download and go.

30 Week Studio Audio
The Bones of Storytelling Audio: Learn your literary foundations in one efficient class. Concept, theme, plot, structure, setting and antagonistic forces. FREE!
Bones Audio