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Private Writing Class with an Author

New Orleans, Bandaríkin

Skoðaðu ráðleggingar og takmarkanir vegna COVID-19 á staðnum áður en þú bókar.

Staðbundnar upplifanir Airbnb standa til boða á þessu svæði. Kynntu þér og fylgdu ráðleggingum og takmörkunum vegna COVID-19 á staðnum. Frekari upplýsingar

Upplifun sem Stephen býður upp á

90 mín.
Innifalið: drykkir, búnaður
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Tungumál: enska

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Are you an aspiring writer? Would you like to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your storytelling while visiting New Orleans, the most literary and evocative city in the USA? Be inspired by your time here, as we meet in the French Quarter, the iconic heartbeat of the city that inspired generations of writers, from William Faulkner to Tennessee Williams to Anne Rice.

Whether you need help with the start of your novel, if your short story needs fine tuned, or maybe you just enjoy the craft of writing, I can help you improve, sharpen and strengthen your skills in a focused one-on-one setting.

We will meet in a coffee shop frequented by the locals, and I will buy you a beverage to enjoy while I read your writing. Then I will give you honest but constructive feedback, and my professional critique will explain what you did right, what you did wrong, and most importantly, how it can be improved.

Give me a complete tale, a small part of a story, or simply stream-of-consciousness musings. Bring your writing with you or email me in advance - you decide the amount of time I spend on reading versus critiquing, and you ask the questions you want answered.
Other things to note
I suggest you provide about 1,500 words (probably six pages) for me to critique. I think that is enough to discern your strengths and weaknesses, but you are welcome to give me more or less.
Are you an aspiring writer? Would you like to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your storytelling while visiting New Orleans, the most literary and evocative city in the USA? Be inspired by your time here, as we meet in the French Quarter, the iconic heartbeat of the city that inspired generations of writers, from William Faulkner to Tennessee Williams to Anne Rice.

Whether you need help with the start of your novel, if your shor…

Stephen lofar öryggi

Gestgjafinn samþykkti leiðbeiningar Airbnb um öryggi og hreinlæti vegna COVID-19. Þar á meðal að fara að viðmiðum um nándarmörk og góða hollustuhætti og að sjá til þess að allir þátttakendur verði með grímu.
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Hvað er innifalið

  • Drykkir
    I will buy you a drink in the coffee shop while we discuss your writing. If...
  • Búnaður
    Pen and paper for notes
Frá $65
 á mann
mán., 30. nóv.
10:00 - 11:30
$65 á mann
$65 á mann
þri., 1. des.
10:00 - 11:30
$65 á mann
$65 á mann
mið., 2. des.
10:00 - 11:30
$65 á mann
$65 á mann

Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Stephen

Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 2015
  • 17 umsagnir
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I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in New Orleans since 2004. I've written two books, one for the biggest publisher in the South and the other commissioned by a New York publisher. Both were critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and I won a Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival writers’ award. I've taught fiction-writing courses in New Orleans for eight years, firstly at Loyola University's Walker Percy Center, and for the last four years I have ran my own writing classes. At least six of my students have gone onto become published authors.
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in New Orleans since 2004. I've written two books, one for the biggest publisher in the South and the other commissioned by a New York publisher. Both were critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and I won a Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival writers’ award. I've taught fiction-writing courses in New Orleans for eight years, firstly at Loyola University's Walker Percy Center, and for the last four years I have ran my…
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Staðsetning

My default meeting place is a locals' coffee shop away from the tourist hordes on Bourbon Street. It is busy enough to have an energy, but rarely too packed to find seating. HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE - I am happy to come to you if you prefer. Want to meet outdoors in Jackson Square, or overlooking the Mississippi? Want me to come to your Uptown airbnb or your CBD hotel lobby? As long as you are staying in the city, I can bring the experience to you.

Einkunn 4,76 af 5 í 17 umsögnum.

Crystle
nóvember 2020
Stephen was great! Some of his advice, I was expecting to hear. He gave me tips on how to improve my writing that I believe will take me to the next level! I was nervous and didn't know what to expect at first, but Stephen made me feel comfortable.
Stephen was great! Some of his advice, I was expecting to hear. He gave me tips on how to improve my writing that I believe will take me to the next level! I was nervous and didn't…
Charles
nóvember 2019
My experience with Stephen was great. He graciously accommodated my last minute booking from the previous evening and worked through technical issues I had with my last submission for review. He was on time for our meeting, friendly, and organized. We reviewed a hard copy of my work line by line, which already had Stephen's markup and notes, and I felt the feedback was honest and accurate. He pointed out where my strengths and opportunities are in his notes and in our dialogue. The hour seemed to fly by for me, but in the end I had new perspective on my writing and renewed motivation to finish my story. If you're an aspiring writer, or wonder if you're a writer at all, I recommend that you take a step and find out here.
My experience with Stephen was great. He graciously accommodated my last minute booking from the previous evening and worked through technical issues I had with my last submission…
Elicia
september 2019
I booked Stephen’s other experience, and enjoyed it so much I did this one as well. He is a first-class teacher and gave me excellent feedback and advice. Highly recommended.
Mark
september 2019
Perfect. Valuable assistance delivered knowledgeably, clearly and efficiently. The first meeting was so helpful that I booked another to receive a critique for a different style of writing. Pay attention and Stephen will make you a better writer.
Perfect. Valuable assistance delivered knowledgeably, clearly and efficiently. The first meeting was so helpful that I booked another to receive a critique for a different style of…
Emily
september 2019
I didn't know what to expect going into this, and I was pleasantly surprised! But before getting into the experience itself, I have to say that Stephen was very accommodating with some scheduling issues I had, and adjusted our meeting without any problem. As for the meeting itself, I was very pleased with how he oriented the session. He was professional, open to hearing me out, and gave detailed and useful feedback. You can tell he's a professor; he's got contextual examples to help clarify his suggestions out the wazoo! I really appreciate his time and feel like I could reach out to him for further clarifications in the future. If you're stuck, or can't get out of your own head and need a fresh take, I highly suggest meeting with Stephen! It's a unique experience you can throw in to your Nola visit that's not alcohol related ;)
I didn't know what to expect going into this, and I was pleasantly surprised! But before getting into the experience itself, I have to say that Stephen was very accommodating with…
Kimberly
maí 2019
I have been struggling with writing in general for quite a while. I need help with organizing my ideas and plotting. He was flexible and worked with me on the areas that I needed. He was easy to talk to and understood what my concerns and blockades were. He is a great teacher and I highly recommend this experience!
I have been struggling with writing in general for quite a while. I need help with organizing my ideas and plotting. He was flexible and worked with me on the areas that I needed.…

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    10:00 - 11:30
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    10:00 - 11:30
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    10:00 - 11:30
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Hægt er að afbóka hvaða upplifun sem er innan 24 tíma frá bókun til að fá fulla endurgreiðslu eða allt að 7 dögum áður en upplifunin hefst.

Kröfur til gesta

Mest 1 gestur frá og með 18 aldri getur tekið þátt. Foreldrar geta einnig komið með börn yngri en 2ja ára.

Hvað þarf að taka með

A laptop or tablet if you would prefer to make electronic notes