Claire’s approach to teaching is all about embracing writers' strengths, channeling creative instincts, and providing a fresh perspective on a work in progress. She engages writers through one-on-one mentoring as well as workshops, writer field trips and retreats.

SOLD OUT! Wild Moon Retreat (wait list available)

The Wild Moon Retreat, November 14-17, 2019 blends Tarot and writing to ignite creativity and inspire new work. Claire co-created this retreat with Cecily Sailer, founder of Typewriter Tarot. Our November retreat is full, but you can sign up for the Wild Moon wait list by emailing Typewriter Tarot at

This weekend of reflection, communion, and creation takes place at Full Moon Ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Join the Wild Moon experience, and you will...

  • Learn to use Tarot for creative guidance and exploration.

  • Create new work and enliven existing work.

  • Honor your strengths and identify creative barriers.

  • Join a community of like minded creatives.

  • Enjoy meditation, nature walks and stargazing.

Find out more via Typewriter Tarot.

Private mentoring

Claire enjoys working with writers to revise and revitalize manuscripts. She also helps writers define a daily writing practice tailored to the individual creative. Private mentoring includes:

  • A full read of your work-in-progress + comments in the manuscript itself

  • An editorial feedback letter

  • Reading suggestions + writing exercises

  • An hour-long meeting (in-person or via Skype) to discuss feedback.

Please contact Claire to discuss rates.

Writing and storytelling workshops

In this four-hour workshop, Claire will lead your team in a variety of exercises designed to uncover the creative within. This workshop helps communications professionals, nonprofit development teams, and anyone trying to tell their work's story. Participants walk away with a plan for implementing new strategies into their daily work lives.

Please contact Claire to discuss rates.

Social media workshops

Social media is changing all the time, but no matter what, two things—generosity and authenticity—reign supreme! This workshop helps folks determine who they are and what their audience wants. This workshop is all about storytelling—we’ll do a lot of writing and a little bit of research. Participants will walk away with actionable goals to apply what they’ve brainstormed/learned/discovered.

Please contact Claire to discuss rates.

Writer field trips

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Claire leads Writer Field Trips to local arts and cultural institutions, as well as parks, in and around Austin, TX. These outings are meant to inspire new work and to put writers in touch with local resources they can use to fuel productivity and creative habits. Perfect for writers' groups and nonprofit teams looking for a creative reboot!

Please contact Claire to discuss rates.

retreats at the writing barn

Claire regularly leads writing retreats at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas for writers and artists at all stages in their creative lives. Upcoming retreats include the 2019 Writer Reboot Retreat, co-led with WB Founder Bethany Hegedus. Writer Reboot’s focus is on creation, sharing, and celebrating the writing process. Writers of all genres are welcome.