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About the Course

Taught by NY Times bestselling author Mary Carter, The Writers’ Loft gives writers of all levels the crucial skills that make every story and every writer a success. Learn everything you need to unlock your imagination and bring your ideas to life on the page, stage, or screen.

MORE THAN A WORKSHOP, The Writers’ Loft is a writer’s community. It’s a place for you to be with other writers, have your work presented, and get the support, guidance, and coaching you need to write successfully in all genres and all media, including novels, short stories, screenplays, stage plays, biography, memoir, nonfiction. Plus you get insider help and advice on how to market your work and how to make those all-important connections to agents, editors, and publishers.

Jerry Cleaver created The Writers’ Loft 20 years ago. It’s been turning out published authors ever since.

I followed Jerry Cleaver’s unique course when I was writing my first novel, She’ll Take It (Kensington Books). It was published in 2006 and since then I have published 15 novels and 7 novellas. My work has been translated into 7 languages, and my anthologized novellas were New York Times bestsellers for several weeks in a row. You can read more about me at

Six years ago, I received personal training from Jerry in his Writers’ Loft workshop methods, and since then I have been leading successful workshops in New York and Wilmington, North Carolina. Jerry continued to train, coach and mentor me the whole time.

I am honored and thrilled to be chosen as the only person other than Jerry ever to teach at the Writers’ Loft. I feel a special responsibility to Jerry — and to Writers’ Loft students.

I follow Jerry’s methods closely because I know from my own experience as a writer that they work. And I know from my experience as a teacher that they can work for you. That’s why I strive to match the dedication, enthusiasm, empathy and insight that Jerry showed me — and every student.