Creative Writing Workshop

A Community Enrichment Class

“Ann Lee Miller is a superb teacher who engages students with inventive and entertaining methods.”

Professor Patrick Finn

Creative Writing Chair, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

What to bring to class:

  • Paper and pen (or laptop)
  • An idea—no matter how brief—of a story you’d like to write

What to Expect:

  • A plan of how to write an article, short story, novel, or memoir
  • Opportunity to practice each step
  • Feedback on your own writing—including a free critique from a professional editor
  • Handouts of tips for great writing
  • Recommendations on vetted publishing professionals and educational resources
  • Opportunity to join an ongoing writing support/critique group after the class is over

About Ann

  • 5 published novels—Over 100,000 copies of Kicking Eternity have been downloaded from Amazon. Weekly memoir blog for the past 2 years
  • BA in creative writing from Ashland University
  • Working on Master’s in Fine Arts in creative writing at Wilkes University
  • A regular guest lecturer for college writing classes in the Phoenix area
  • More info is available on Ann’s About Page.

Topics Covered in Classes



laying down the skeleton of your story

Magic Words

showing instead of telling, strong verbs, and what to leave out


bringing real & imaginary people to life

Scene & Tension

assembling the building blocks of a story, stirring in tension

Setting & Dialogue

weaving setting into the story, dialogue that sounds real

Publishing & Marketing

getting your work self-published or traditionally published

14 + 1 =

To enroll, send Ann your name, phone number, and location of class you will attend.

Have questions or want to schedule a creative writing workshop in your community? Just ask!