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Alison R.

Teaching the Next Generation of Fiction Writers

Teaching the Next Generation of Fiction Writers

$40/hour

  • 3 hours tutoring

About Alison


Bio

Hello! My name is Alison and I like to make up stories. For the last ten years, I've taught writing workshops at local, regional, and national conventions like Hypericon, Imaginarium, and DragonCon. My goal is to help students gain confidence in their abilities while learning the essential skills of story craft. I hope is by using this platform, it will expand my reach to BIPOC and LGBTQA+ students looking for help in crafting stories in their own voices.

When I was in undergrad for...

Hello! My name is Alison and I like to make up stories. For the last ten years, I've taught writing workshops at local, regional, and national conventions like Hypericon, Imaginarium, and DragonCon. My goal is to help students gain confidence in their abilities while learning the essential skills of story craft. I hope is by using this platform, it will expand my reach to BIPOC and LGBTQA+ students looking for help in crafting stories in their own voices.

When I was in undergrad for Communications, not only did I study Journalism, but I held a minor in theatre. I helped create a cross-program track to teach technical aspects of theatre and television between departments. My personal goal in this was to learn how the visual arts like sound, light, choreography, dialogue, and facial expressions impact the understanding of how stories are told verbally, and what can be brought into prose form.

Having earned my MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in Genre Fiction this year, I've devoted two years of my life studying the different genre forms (romance, mystery/thriller, western, science fiction, fantasy, & horror) for different reader ages (Middle Grade, YA, and adult) at different lengths (flash, short, novelette, novella, and novel). I'm now taking a second concentration in screenwriting to expand my own education as well as my teaching skillset.

Part of learning to write is learning to read, really read, stories. Not only does it help for tests where memory retention and word problems need solving, but as a writer, it allows them to identify the themes, story arcs, character archetypes, and other elements of fiction.

Grammar and Proofreading are just a part of the package needed by a successful writer. Until my MFA, I thought I had horrible grammar. I learned that I knew a lot more than I gave myself credit for, but there were advanced proofreading skills primarily for fiction I needed to acquire and master. I like to think I did, since I earned my degree.

I am available in person for the Nashville


Education

Niagara University
Communications
Western Colorado University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: If you come from a low-income household, or identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQA+, please message me for single lesson discounts.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$40/hour

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Alison R.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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