Jump Start Your Writing Dream
Online Courses & Private Mentoring
Creative writing is a lonely business. And when you write in a vacuum, you lose perspective of what's working, what's not working and how to proceed: you're unable to move forward, untangle a plot line, or understand what that essay or article is really all about. Whether you need help staying focused, editing a piece, telling your personal story, rewriting an essay or feature article for universal appeal, outlining a non-fiction book, or establishing plot lines for your novel, I can help. Together we can turn your writing dreams into reality.
Pat Sheehy is an incredible writing group facilitator. We had a very diverse group both in age of writers and the genres we were writing for. We focused on critiquing the writing versus the topic and Pat steadily enforced this. With some controversial topics in our group, her facilitation was greatly appreciated. I have had the benefit of attending two sessions facilitated by her. My writing has progressed immeasurably, my knowledge greatly increased and my motivation defies explanation. I am hoping to attend another writing group with her in the future. She not only facilitates but provides prompts, writing contest information and more. She is far more than a facilitator. She is more like a spiritual guide, teacher and friend wrapped all in one. Highly recommend!" - Suz Bednarz (writingmywrongs.com)
Take an Online Course
Uniquely designed to provide personalized feedback, these online courses break away from the "one size fits all" approach of open forums and cyberspace classrooms. Instead, based on the course goals, I will e-mail each student guides, handouts and an assignment to be completed according to a weekly schedule. You will complete the assignment and return for personalized feedback. In many cases, you'll have the choice of working on a new piece or using your work-in-progress (if you have one) to complete the assignment.
Limited to six people. Five week course. Fee is $150 per course, payable in advance. Once I receive your registration, I will forward payment options.
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"Participating in the writers critique group was by far the best investment I have made to date during my writing journey. Pat provided a safe, open and honest environment where we could share our writings and receive productive and meaningful insight and feedback. Throughout our time together, Pat shared her own lessons learned, as well her expertise on how to get our work ready to be published in a variety of formats. I plan to continue to seek her advice and counsel throughout this writing journey. She is an outstanding editor and critic." Kim Sirois Pita
Starting up again: Join my next critique group, limited to five writers, in my home in Estero, Florida for a period of five weeks. Fee: 125 pp The ideal way to move your writing forward in a safe non-judgmental environment.