Online Consultations: Nina Schuyler - Developing Your Story: A Personal Consultation

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Individual consultations with Nina Schuyler

Hosted via Zoom • $150


Now what? You’ve taken your story as far as you can and can’t see how to fix it. Should it be told in first person? Third? Nonlinearly? Nina Schuyler will read up to 3,000 words of your nonfiction, essay, fiction, or memoir. She will look closely at structure, deepening character, tension, endings, imagery, point of view, and other craft elements. You also can provide questions about your draft that you’d like answered. She’ll meet with you for 45 minutes to discuss her suggestions and provide you with written feedback.  

Nina Schuyler teaches creative writing in the graduate program at the University of San Francisco. Her next novel, Afterword, will be published in 2023. Her novel, The Translator, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her novel, The Painting, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, is a bestseller. Her short stories have been published by Zyzzyva, Fugue, Gold Man Review, Santa Clara Review, and elsewhere. She writes a column about style in writing for Fiction Advocate