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.

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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.

Writing retreats

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Claire regularly leads writing retreats at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas for writers and artists at all stages in their creative lives. Past retreats include the inaugural Writer Reboot retreat in August 2018. Upcoming retreats include the New Year, New You retreat in January 2019, co-led with Writing Barn Founder Bethany Hegedus.

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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.