I love the craft of writing and adore talking about the ins and outs, sharing the hard-earned lessons I’ve learned and hearing those of others. I’ve attended various writing workshops over the years, including Viable Paradise, Clarion, and more. For two years, I ran Wellspring, an intensive, one-week novel workshop.
I’ve been a guest at writing conventions to speak about writing. I’m a long-time speaker at the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium. I’ve also been invited to speak at New York Comic Con, Phoenix Comic Con, World Fantasy, WorldCon, GenCon, and more. I’ve given more in-depth talks at the League of Utah Writers Conference, the UW Madison Writers’ Institute, and various libraries, including the Macmillan Memorial Library.
Over time, I’ve developed writing talks on various topics. I’m comfortable speaking to a small crowd or a packed room. I have nine pre-made presentations in my Mastering Fiction series, from the structure of scenes to worldbuilding to plotting and brainstorming. The topics are ones that I felt were both crucial skills for the writer and underserved in the market.
The talks are planned as 50 minutes each, with roughly 40 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of question and answers, but I’m happy to present at different lengths, with adjustment to the topics if given enough lead time to prepare. Just let me know what changes you’d like to see and I’d be happy to work with you.