Independent Study

Welcome to a transformative journey into the heart of writing craft and creativity. Embark on a personalized exploration of literature and writing that mirrors the enriching 1:1 experience of the MFA thesis process.

Introducing this unique 4–8-week independent studies program, where we delve into carefully curated texts, unlocking the secrets of storytelling, technique, and artistic expression.

My work with writers is built on the foundation of how MFA courses in Creative Writing are taught in universities, and this independent study follows the same process but with a personal touch. Say goodbye to the stress of a traditional thesis—here, it’s all about your writing, your way.

But what sets this independent study apart from working with me as a writing coach? It’s simple. While I provide the invaluable support and guidance you’d expect from a mentor, the focus of the independent study goes beyond just your project. We dive deep into literary works, extracting invaluable insights and techniques to elevate your writing.

Imagine a space where you can learn from the masters of the craft while simultaneously nurturing your own creative vision. That’s what my independent studies offer – a fusion of scholarship and personal growth tailored to your unique writing journey. It’s not just about you; it’s about us, a community of writers, growing and learning together.

Any collection of words, however expressed, can invite these kinds of conversations that connect I and we, then and now, here and gone. Because every utterance is already lived in, by occupants real and imagined. Every word is ours and other people’s at the same time” –Lissa Soep

Here’s how the independent study program works:

Scheduling Sessions: We’ll connect via Zoom for two 45-minute sessions per week. Depending on your preference, you can choose between a 4-week or 8-week duration for the program.

Exploring Literature: Together, we’ll dive into the selected book, dissecting its themes, techniques, and nuances. Our discussions will be enriching and thought-provoking, providing you with valuable insights into the craft of writing.

Project Discussion: In addition to exploring literature, we’ll also dedicate time to discuss your writing project. Whether you’re working on a novel, a collection of poems, or any other form of writing, I’ll provide guidance and feedback to help you progress.

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Further Learning: Between sessions, I may recommend additional reading or writing techniques to enhance your understanding and skills. We’ll then discuss these recommendations during our next meeting, ensuring a continuous learning process.

Commitment to Excellence: By enrolling in this program, you’re making a commitment to yourself and your writing journey. I expect you to approach our sessions with dedication, curiosity, and a willingness to engage in self-study. Together, we’ll strive for excellence and growth in your writing practice.

So, if you’re ready to embark on this journey of exploration and self-discovery, enroll in our independent study program today! Let’s unlock your full potential as a writer, one session at a time.


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4-week Independent Study – $900
(includes a total of 8 45-minute sessions)

8-week Independent Study – $1800
(includes a total of 16 45-minute sessions)

Payment plan options available.

What's Next?

Fill out the form below to inquire about working with me on this exciting journey. We’ll schedule an introduction call where we can discuss the details, including whether the 4-week or 8-week option aligns best with your project and genre focus. Plus, we’ll kickstart the conversation on selecting the perfect books to dive into during our time together.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your writing and embark on a personalized learning experience. Contact me now to get started.

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