“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. L., CA

“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.S.

“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. 

“Never having taken a writing class before, I was intimidated to start. I am so glad I found Dorothy’s class. Her guidance and encouragement, along with the interesting stories we read and class discussions have helped improve my writing skills and introduced me to new genres and styles. I’ve gained confidence in my writing and look forward to each week.”  
— J.S. 

“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 to 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.G.

“I never saw myself as a writer. I just had a story to tell, a story I knew had to be told, a story that Dorothy gave me the courage to finish.”
— Michelle Wulfestieg
Author of a memoir, All We Have is Today

“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 learnt in Dorothy Spirus’s class. I rediscovered my long lost love for poetry through her class. Her class will inspire and motivate you to create and better your own writing projects.”
— M.G.  

“Dorothy’s class was great! As an amateur writer with no previous formal training I found Dorothy’s class extremely helpful and enjoyable. Between some practice exercises and some lessons she wanted to get across I feel much more prepared and excited to continue my writing. Aside from that, she took the time to ask about things I’m working on and helped me form some ideas to help move that forward and set me up for writing success in the future, including some basic fundamentals I never knew I needed. Overall, as a total beginner she helped me organize my thoughts about how to organize my writing, which is very valuable to me. I appreciate Dorothy for the great class and lessons.”
— C.T.