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WRITECOACH365 IS NOW AVAILABLE! If you have already read the information below, you can follow this link to the video and details page for the WriteCoach365 program. Otherwise, read below for more information. WRITECOACH365 After hearing from several former students and current...

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The MFA Alternative

MFA Alternative

SAVE $63,000 You’re probably used to web-sites making big claims that leave you thinking, “Yeah. Right.” The typical MFA in creative writing costs between $7,000 and $18,000 per semester. ($28k to $72k total.) As an alternative, you could engage a...

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Help Self-Publishing

I CAN HELP YOU We live in amazing times. Print-on-demand, self-publishing, ebooks: It has all openend up so many new paths for writers. We have so many more opportunities to see our words in print. Deciding to self-publish is a...

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I was lost in my own words…

I am so grateful for your insights into ways my novel could be improved. Before your help, I was lost in my own words and thoughts. You helped me focus on what was worth keeping as well as to accept the changes that would improve my writing. Your honest and insightful encouragement were invaluable to me. Thank you.

Linda Gibson Ress author of Crying Days

Smart, insightful, and challenging

He has a definite pulse on what works in writing and what doesn't, and he is able to communicate this clearly and effectively in an encouraging way that is easy for a writer with a delicate ego to receive.

Anna James award-winning fiction writer

Keen insight and generous feedback…

Eric provides a clear summary of the work, a deep exploration of how the story succeeds certain craft elements, as well as suggestions on how to bring the story into its best form and truest voice.

Catherine Campbell fiction writer

Tools and strategies…

His insight about writing and writing practice is always sound, practical, and inspiring. Even though I’ve been writing for many years, I find myself taking his advice quite often. In particular, his knowledge of writing tools and strategies gives me new ways to broaden and deepen my work.

Andi Cumbo-Floyd Non-fiction Author, AndiLit.com
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