Getting Started at the Studio:

Your first year is divided into three sections:

Ten weeks in the Bones of Storytelling.

Five weeks in Scene vs. Exposition study.

Fifteen weeks of literary immersion studies and workshopping with advanced study group.

Days & Times:

Tuesday – 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Live in Portland & Online Option

Click here to sign up

If you are invited to move on to the more advanced workshops of Studio II or III, you will be asked to participate first as an observer and then as a reader, which means you’ll workshop your material with the larger group.

Days & Times:

Studio II: Thur – 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio III: Tues – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Studio IV: Thur – 4:30-7:30 p.m.
note: this class is via Zoom online

Cost break down:
Bones: $450.00
Scene vs. Exposition: $300.00
Immersion Workshop: $1000.00

Jennifer is also here to help
to help via consultation:

Editing Services

Developmental: For the writer seeking direction and advice about a finished draft.

Comprehensive Editing: For the writer who wants someone to do the edit that will take the book to the next level,

To get more information on which service will work best, cost options, and my schedule, email me at

One on One Consultation

The one on one consults are for writers who need individual attention on a smaller scale.

Contact me at, and we’ll chat about where you’re at and what you need. If I can help, you will then submit your work, I will read your the pages, make line edits, and then meet with you to go over my suggestions. The minimum submission is 2500 words and the cost is $125.00. Add $10.50 per additional 250 words.

Summer Studio &
Beach Retreat

Summer Studio: Our subject will be how to turn a memoir into a novel. Four weeks in June, on Wednesday’s from noon to two. We’ll examine the genre of memoir, define it, and discuss the promise and pitfalls, and finally, we’ll talk about how you can convert your personal story into a compelling novel. We’ll examine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine to help with the conversation, and explore the stages the writer will go through in the creative process.

Summer Studio
The Beach Retreat, July 27, 28, and 29, 2020, is a three day intensive that continues the conversation started in the Summer Studio. We’ll talk about your work, your goals, send you out to do some writing, and I’ll be teaching about how to convert a memoir idea into a novel. You’ll leave with a fiction outline for your non-fiction tale!

Beach Retreat


Bones of Storytelling V-6: This is the most up-to-date version of this game changing class. Learn all your foundations: concept, theme, outlining, structure for commercial work/literary work/memoir, plot, antagonists forces, inner and outer arc, setting and strategies for first and second draft. Ten hours long, with handouts you can click and print, as well as suggested assignments you can do along with the virtual class. It’s just like being there, in person, and you will walk away knowing how to write a wonderful book.

Bones of Storytelling Audio
Scene & Exposition: This class is fifteen hours of teaching on the most important component of a readable story: Scene. Most writers come out with 85% exposition and 15% scene, but the equation needs to be flipped. How do you do that? How can you write compelling and alive scenes? How can you use exposition to its highest benefit? This class answers all those questions and more.

Scene & Exposition Audio