“I left the workshop feeling a little stronger and more confident about my writing. There is so much to learn and to make my writing more professional and more compelling. In my opinion, the way the instructor treats the participants is the soul of this workshop. Putting ourselves in the spotlight (by submitting a story anonymously) and opening our work to scrutiny is not an easy thing to do. The instructor succeeded in helping us to see that the individual isn’t the focus of this workshop—it’s the text itself. It isn’t about sugar-coating and inflating egos—it’s about helping us realize that there is always something valuable in our writing that can be further explored. So, I left the workshop feeling empowered; thank you for this.”