“Mary Kay Zuravleff is a powerhouse writer, whose novels made me cheer and worry and howl. But she’s also a powerhouse reader and co-inventor. Her notes and questions made my manuscript come alive again—not a completed thing to pick at or mull over but a living creature to keep feeding.”—John Mauk, author of Field Notes for the Earthbound

Strength Training for Storytelling 

Taught by Mary Kay Zuravleff

  • Write vivid, distinctive dialogue.
  • Create memorable characters.
  • Use point of view like a boss.
  • Finesse exposition.

Boost your skills in this class. MKZ will teach techniques to help you advance plot, increase tension, and reveal character in every scene. In this class, your problems are our writing prompts! We’ll brainstorm and crowdsource solutions to storytelling struggles. Email

I’m pressing on and feeling great about my ability to fix the book, thanks to this course. Mary Kay did an impressive job of keeping us on topic and enthused and guiding us towards useful revelations about our work. She is a terrific instructor.”—Robin Traywick Williams, author of The Key to the Quarter PoleRichmond Magazine’s 2015 Novel Contest winner

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