Jess is available to facilitate the following workshops for your small group of 5-50 participants. Customized for girls' nights, youth groups, teacher trainings, corporate retreats, etc. For specific dates/events, please inquire.


January 18: The Stories of Your Stuff
February 13-March 6: 4-Part Memoir Writing Class
May 6: Portrait of a Portrait
June 30: Book Launch / Of Tiny Threads: Stories about American Marriage
August 10: Let's Talk about Your ABOUT Page!
September 21: Architecting the Perfect Bio
October 11-November 1: 4-Part Memoir Writing Class [Register here]
November 17: How Curiosity Killed the Cat & Other Core Character Values [Register here]



Save your Sanity! Time-Blocking for the New Year
Legacy Writing 1: The Memoir & the Autobiography
Legacy Writing 2: The Life Review & Creative Nonfiction
Video Marketing & Vlogging
Blogging for Business or Fun
Introduction to Screenwriting
The Weird, The Gorgeous, and The Pretentious: Writing Experimental Novels, Novellas, & Short Stories
Untellable Tales: Writing Social Justice-Inspired Documentaries
Storytelling & Branding
Writing Business & Self-Help eBooks
Graphic Novels & Novel Graphics
Argue Effectively in Speech & Writing
Introduction to Journaling

E-Course: Writing Memoirs and Autobiographies

This 80-minute e-course will teach you to:

  • understand the difference between a memoir and an autobiography

  • appreciate contemporary examples of legacy writing

  • visually map your life's timeline

  • chart your life as a series of actions and obstacles

  • begin writing your life story

  • hold yourself accountable to writing

  • self-publish your story

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Thank you very much for the excellent class on memoir-writing! I learned more in your half-day class than I did in a semester-long course at the University of Texas.
— Jeannie R. (April 2015)
“Argue Effectively” was a really great class full of great insights and interactivity. I liked the examples and the chances to practice. I liked that we talked about communication in writing, speech, and even our body language. Great teacher and great learnings!
— Erin W. (November 2016)