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Donald V.

Littleton, CO

$30/hour

The Zen of Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/15/10

$30/Hour


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University of Colorado, Denver

Education

University of Colorado, Denver

About Donald

I have been a professional writer for 40 years. This includes having published over 500 articles, books, eBooks, short stories and poems. I have also acted as a writer consultant for several authors. I have ghostwritten one book. I am presently ghostwriting a book on addiction for a doctor.

I am also an award-winning writer/filmmaker. I acted as a writer consultant for MGM's $56 million movies, "Warriors of Virtue", for American Pictures "The Lost Heart" and "Born to Kill". I have story credit for Incline Productions Inc.'s "Born to Win." I also wrote, directed, and produced "Faces", "Oh, The Places You Can Go...!", and the award-winning "The Sand Creek Massacre."

With respect to tutoring, I go over the basics of writing with students. I recommend books on writing to read. I construct writing exercises for them to do to test their skills. I also give assignments to test students' on what they have learned.

I am known to be an open-minded and focused person. My philosophy with respect to tutoring is to be non-intimidating, but firm and business-like. I will get down in the trenches with students to help them out should I see that is needed. I do not believe in criticizing students. I always focus on the positives of what they are doing and how to improve upon what I am teaching them.
I have been a professional writer for 40 years. This includes having published over 500 articles, books, eBooks, short stories and poems. I have also acted as a writer consultant for several authors. I have ghostwritten one book. I am presently ghostwriting a book on addiction for a doctor.

I am also an award-winning writer/filmmaker. I
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Littleton, CO 80122
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Baseball

I played baseball in elementary, middle school and high school. I was invited to baseball tryout camps by the New York Yankees, the Milwaukee Braves, and the Denver Bears. I have watched baseball for 65 years.

Basketball

I played basketball in elementary, middle school, high school and an adult basketball team. I have watched basketball for 65 years. I have been coaching Special Olympics basketball for the past 13 years.

Football

I grew up playing football in elementary, middle school and high school. I received 3 football letters in high school. I have watched football for 65 years.

Golf

I played golf in elementary, middle school, high school and as adult. I have watched golf for 65 years.

Softball

I played softball in elementary, middle school and high school. I played softball as an adult. I followed high school softball games as a newspaper reporter.

Volleyball

I played volleyball in elementary, middle school, high school and as an adult.

University of Colorado, Denver

Education

University of Colorado, Denver

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 40 miles of Littleton, CO 80122.