I am a writer, editor, and course creator who has collaborated with novelists and non-fiction writers on books about inequality in American education, becoming a minimalist entrepreneur, how to deal with feelings at work, and giving the middle finger to your imposter syndrome. Although I’m new to hosting ii salons, I spent the last year building and co-teaching a cohort-based course on behalf of one of my authors, so I’m looking forward leading my own salon, which I expect to be a mix of reading, writing, and conversation about how to start and finish your book (or other writing projects). I’m known for helping writers build story, structure, and methodology into their books, and I pride myself on being kind but truthful. I firmly believe that revision is 95% of the work of writing. I’m interested in accountability, habits, challenges, gamification, and anything else that helps people accomplish their goals in a way that’s fun, interesting, and intellectually engaging. Right now, I’m learning about no-code tools and the work of Edward Tufte. I am the child of an alcoholic, so I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about the mysteries of addiction and how to help my own children avoid that curse. I take my work and my family seriously, but otherwise, I can be found cranking the radio up in my car, watching junky TV, playing board games with my kids, and singing along to my favorite Christmas song, Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” at any time of year.
🗓️ Ongoing series: Tell Me a Story: Going From Reader to Writer
💻 My Salon channel in the community forum