Qualities of Light

A heartfelt story of family, friendship, and against all odds, budding love.

--Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing

Moore traces the contours of shadow without ever letting us forget the transformative

power of light.

--Kaethe Schwehn, author of The Rending and the Nest


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Fall 2021 live workshops on Zoom

sponsored by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

Strange Alchemy:  How People, Place, and Conflict Intertwine in Fiction and Memoir

(Saturday, October 9, 12:00 -5:00 p.m.)

Every writer craves an authentic voice and strong themes--two key elements that make writing stand out.  Both voice and theme reveal authenticity and emotional truth, linking writer and reader in a personal way.  Find out more> 

sponsored by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

Your Book Starts Here:  Learn to Storyboard Your Book!

(Saturday, November 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Dialogue makes or breaks your fiction.  Although some writers have a natural ear for writing authentic-sounding dialogue, most have to learn the technique:  how to translate spoken dialogue to the page, bring in enough subtext to create tension, and more. Find out more> 

sponsored by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

Bring Your Characters to Life on the Page

(Saturday, December 11, 12:00 -5:00 p.m.)

Whether you are trying to write the story of your life for publication or as a family legacy, this class by the author of two memoirs will show you how to organize your stories into a readable, interesting work.  Find out more>