CURRENT CLASSES

Weekly accountability and a safe place to share work keeps writers writing. These small group classes began

on the green couch in my living room over five years ago, and are still going strong. Contact me here for class descriptions or to get on the waitlist. All classes over Zoom, as of March 2020:

Writing Workshop

Mondays, 7 PM PT

Weekly Class, one-month commitment

$250

Fiction Workshop

Tuesdays, 4 PM PT

Weekly Class, one-month commitment

$250

"Writing feels fun again!"   - Leigh Angel, Writer & Editor

STUDY WITH ME FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

I BELIEVE WRITING IS AN ART FORM THAT EVERYONE CAN ACCESS

Whether you are a professional writer or just beginning, if you have a specific goal, want to cultivate a deeper writing practice, or explore your creativity and self-expression... I can help.  

 

I teach and coach writers all over the world in private and remote group classes, and with the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. My students have completed and sold memoirs, won awards and fellowships, been published in major magazines and landed jobs in network writing rooms. But more importantly, they’re writing with clarity, passion and purpose, discovering new material they didn’t know they had and cultivating a deeper sense of self.

 

My background in journalism informs the way I teach all forms of writing. Tuning into the emotional and sensory detail of an experience helps us write with precision and depth. Simplifying structure allows writing to flow easily, and when we write clearly and concisely, our unique voice naturally emerges. In my own career, writing everything from humorous essays to true crime, I find that all great stories share many of the same ingredients.  As a teacher, my goal is to create a safe space where students can experiment with ideas and writing can grow.

Would you like to write?
Is there a project you wish to begin?

Or something you want to finish?

HOW I'M DIFFERENT

"As a professional writer looking to branch into a new medium, I was shocked by how much I learned with Cole.

Cole gives you the supportive environment of a therapist, the intuitive feedback of an expert storyteller and

the incisive edits of a producer."                    - Alessia Costantini, Scrubs, Everybody Hates Chris, Gentefied

"Now I know why your students love you. You make us feel good about ourselves and give feedback that

makes us want to write more and dig deeper.                   - Michaela Mendelsohn, Transgender Activist

PRIVATE CLASSES - BOOK CONSULTING - EDITING SERVICES

One-on-one instruction is the most efficient way to develop work and finish a project. I work with authors, essayists, public speakers, screenwriters and television writers at all stages of development, including memoir, fiction, television pilots, academic textbooks, and TED Talks.

Contact me to discuss your project and see if we're a fit.

STANDARD RATES AND POLICIES

$150/ PRIVATE ONE-HOUR SESSION

$225/ WRITING TEAM ONE-HOUR SESSION

$675/ PACKAGE OF FIVE, ONE-HOUR PRIVATE SESSIONS

$150/HOUR FOR READING, EDITING AND NOTING OVER EMAIL

- 24-hour cancellation policy.

- Sessions cancelled with more than 24-hour notice may be rescheduled at no additional cost.

- Same day cancellations or no-shows are non-refundable and non-transferable.

- Payment is due in full on or before the session.

- Venmo, PayPal, and credit cards accepted.