About Me

Hi, my name is Chris. Thank you for stopping by!

When I left my corporate communications career in mid-2021, I knew I wanted to continue writing for a living (but fewer press releases and more poetry). I turned where we all turn when we need advice: to search engines and social media. I learned quickly that the quality classes and teachers were few and far between. I longed for community and an everyday touchpoint with someone who had been in my shoes. I wanted to improve my craft but also give back where I could.

As I sorted through the the puzzle pieces of writing classes, teachers, mentors, editors, groups, and everything else under the sun, I found trusted resources and approaches I could use to design my own writing life, which I’m compiling here. I hope it helps you, too.

If you’re interested in beta testing my new writing workshop (coming July 2023), please let me know!

Latest from the Blog

  • Your Story Awaits
    It’s easy to get intimidated when you’re sitting down at a keyboard and staring at a blank screen.
  • Rituals of Thought
    My inner English librarian – who sounds like Dame Maggie Smith and dresses like the Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey – says, “The girl who was constantly critical is now faced with one of the biggest challenges/opportunities of her life and her own brain is reminding her of times when she succeeded? Preposterous!” But there it was.  Staring me in the third eye. One of my own most-successful-rituals reminding me that this isn’t a time to be doubtful of my abilities.
  • How I Became an Identical Twin
    Originally published September 19, 2017 on Elaine Ambrose’s hysterically funny blog Getting a house ready to sell is an excruciating process. It’s like having a colonoscopy every day for a month that culminates in the doctor finding $50,000 in your ass.Continue reading “How I Became an Identical Twin”