Margie Lawson

Rhay Christou

Rhay Christou

Rhay Christou

The two things I love most in the world are teaching and creative writing. With my MFA in writing from Vermont College, I have had the great fortune to combine the two. Since graduating I’ve taught everything from creative writing to academic writing at the university level as well as writing workshop on the lovely island of Cyprus, in Greece and in the USA.

Just for You Mentorship - Rhay Christou

Just-for-You Intensive Mentorship

Two weeks, ten pages, a just-for-you-intensive Finished up Nano or just have a first draft a second draft, a draft four-hundred-twenty-two, and don’t know what to do? Two weeks, ten pages, a just-for-you intensive mentorship is perfect for you. We’ve all taken classes, sat through workshops and lectures and often felt this isn’t what I …

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Killing It with Conflict

Killing It with Conflict – Intensive

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. Conflict, conflict, conflict builds tension.  We’ve heard the tension-refrain at conferences, in workshops and in books. We know we must have tension. Tension on every page. So, we wrote stories filled with murders, thefts, lost hope, arguments, sword fights, gun battles, chase scenes.  You name it, we threw all kinds of conflict …

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Killing it with Conflict

Killing It with Conflict

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. Conflict, conflict, conflict builds tension.  We’ve heard the tension-refrain at conferences, in workshops and in books. We know we must have tension. Tension on every page. So, we wrote stories filled with murders, thefts, lost hope, arguments, sword fights, gun battles, chase scenes.  You name it, we threw all kinds of conflict …

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From Blah to Beats Giving your Chapters a Pulse with Rhay Christou

From Blah to Beats: Giving Your Chapters a Pulse

You know the theory, read the books, have taken the classes, but still get critique groups/partners, agents, or editors saying: “Something’s off.” “The chapter doesn’t work.” “The scenes don’t come alive” “The conflict is bland.”  “The story is too small.” And you thunk! Your head your heart, all your hard work. Heck, you’ve poured your …

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Diving Deep into Developmental Edits - whale under water

Diving Deep into Developmental Edits

Your words shine and each line glisten. But you’re still getting rejections! Pansters and plotters, at some point you’re going to have to step back from the words, the lines, and even the paragraphs, and look at the big picture issues. Diving deep into developmental edits is an intense fourteen lecture course for those writers …

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