Classes & Coaching

Get the Tips & Gentle Critique You Need to Start (or Finish) Your Book

Whether you have a manuscript in progress or haven’t picked up a pen yet, workshops and coaching sessions can help you transform your ideas into readable and captivating essays.

  • Workshops provide the writing instruction and feedback you need in a supportive group context.  Their affordable and a great way to meet other writers.
  • Book Coaching may be a better fit if you want more intensive one-to-one guidance focused only on the topics that matter to you.

Some writers look to workshop and coaching instruction as a gentle guide throughout the writing process, from brainstorming to final draft revisions.  Others use a workshop series to generate rough material for later use in a ghostwriting or coauthoring partnership.

Discover which approach might work best for you… Take a look at our Current Workshops to learn about class topics.  Visit the Book Coaching and  FAQ pages to learn more about private instruction.


Student & Client Feedback

“I learned how to begin and how to proceed—now the fun really begins!”
– K. Jensen; Bozeman, MT

“Anika delivers constructive criticism that is packed with knowledge yet devoid of the discomfort that can sometimes come from having your work reviewed. This gentle approach to revision really helped me to open up and create a valuable working relationship with her over the years. Working with her has been a huge boost to my creativity!”
– N. Cohn; Seattle, WA

“As a first-time writing workshop attendee, this was very helpful and inspiring.   I liked having writing examples to look at, as well as discussing editing examples in my own work—very helpful.”
– Workshop Participant; Bozeman, MT

“It is refreshing to work with a professional like Anika who can give honest, constructive critique without sugar coating it.  All feedback from her, good or bad, has a purpose and she backs it up with detailed explanations. That is why she is my primary editor and writing coach for all my writing projects.”
– Troy Kechely, author of Stranger’s Dance and Lost Horse Park

“I came here not totally committed (to writing a memoir). You stirred my pot, got me thinking, re-inspired me!”
– Workshop Participant; Bozeman, MT

“Discussing writing processes, how to get started and flesh out ideas and themes—all helpful to get started writing again. It was great to be around other writers, sharing ideas, different voices, and approaches to writing.”
– CC, Workshop Participant; Greater Gallatin Valley, MT