Testimonials

What students have to say about Dorothy Spirus

“Dorothy’s class is an excellent place to learn the mechanics and processes of writing, but what helped me the most were the notes and comments on my submissions that she provided. Having access to that kind of professional feedback was invaluable. I am a much better writer because of Dorothy’s class.” —D.S.

“Dorothy teaches you not just how to write better, she teaches you how to appreciate good writing. So even your reading improves, and you see things you didn’t see before. I have published four short stories and one essay since taking Dorothy’s class and can honestly say I couldn’t have done it without her.”  — M. Luege

“Writing takes time, effort and discipline. Writing is about rewriting and editing and polishing. Writing is analytical reading. All valuable (and fun!) lessons I have learned in Dorothy Spirus’s class. I rediscovered my long lost love for poetry through her class. She will inspire and motivate you to create and better your own writing projects.”  —M.G.

“If you are serious about writing, this class will really help you grow. Whether you are a rank beginner or an accomplished writer, Dorothy Spirus has the method and professional skill to take you to a higher level. The class delves into the heart of what it means to be a writer. It’s great fun, but serious, and will change the way you read, think, and write.”    — D.L. Sims

“Dorothy Spirus has the unique ability to draw out the best in her students. Her use of literary examples and discussions in class are highly effective; and her ability to edit excess words from prose to get to the core emotion of a piece are invaluable to anyone who is serious about writing.”  — K.B. Keilbach, author of the award-winning book, Global Warming is Good for Business

“Although Prof. Dorothy never admits to doling out the secret of writing, truth is, if you listen carefully, she casts stepping stones to help a writer navigate forward to become a successful author. If you are looking for a regimented, structured, step-by-step-how-to-write class, stop, this is not it. If you are looking to learn how to read like a writer to improve your skills, here is nirvana. An excellent coach, editor and fine instructor, come meet Prof. Dorothy.”   — G. Gould

“I never saw myself as a writer. I just had a story to tell, a story I knew had to be told, a story which you gave me the courage to finish.”   — M. Wulfestieg, author of All We Have is Today 

“Your class gave me the courage to develop discipline in my work and faith in my project. I was very happy and encouraged by the comments you made on my last submission.”   —G.S.