Another way of reducing my carbon footprint is by using the web to bring business to me instead of driving to all over the state. So, I just updated my website.
The changes are subtle: mostly organizational, making it easier for visitors to find out how I can help them get their stories into the world. The About page is more about what I do than what I’ve done. Here are some of the ways I can help writers, organizations – and maybe you.
Revision Circles happen infrequently, but I’m happy to report that enrollment is now open for a Revision Circle starting March 2019. A Revision Circle is for writers who have written or are closing in on a first or second draft and want a few readers to pay close attention to their work-in-progress. We use a method of positive feedback, where readers tell the author what they liked and where they have questions. Learn more and apply here, or contact me with questions.
I believe discussing literary works deepens our understanding of the world and strengthens our relationships with others. I’ve both crafted themed reading programs and facilitated discussions for mission-specific organizations and through the Vermont Humanities Reading & Discussion Program. I’m also available to help a faltering book group reestablish a sense of purpose or help a book group get off the ground.
I’m always available to give author talks, and can give a keynote address at your annual meeting or other function. And I’m available to talk about Jane Austen, the history of transportation and settlement in Vermont, and the political changes in Vermont in 1964 through the Vermont Humanities Speakers Bureau.
As a pen-for-hire I write what you need written, from blog posts to annual reports. I’m especially good as a translator of complicated technical language into something an ordinary person can read and understand, and in writing profiles of key players of all kinds.
Some of the most rewarding work I do is motivating others, facilitating passionate public discourse that is also polite, and officiating at weddings and other life-cycle events.
Two Free Events
On Wednesday, January 23, I’ll be offering a Free Writing Circle. Just bring a pen, paper and a desire to write. No experience necessary.
On Thursday, January 31, I’ll be talking about Words on the Web – and how writing on-line content differs from writing for print. This talk will focus on techniques to get your blog posts read.
These Brown Bag Lunches are sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers in Brattleboro, and take place from noon to 1PM at The River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.
Please check Events for other upcoming classes and talks. And don’t forget to subscribe to Living in Place. By subscribing, you’ll have an essay every Wednesday delivered by email and you’ll be providing important, non-monetary support of my independent voice.
Thanks for stopping by.