I’m Chris Wells and I work with writers. I do this this in dynamic, life-changing workshops in NYC, LA and Woodstock, NY. This website has all that info. Contact me directly for info on working privately.
"If I spent two years getting an MFA in writing, I don't believe I'd make as much progress or gain as much confidence as I did in the 16 hours we were together. You are a master teacher and a masterful individual whose respect for others, and delight in each person's voice, helped me to fill my pages with words worth reading." -- RL, Writing Life participant, NYC, January 2018
WRITING LIFE Put Yourself In Your Writing And Writing In Your Life
Hi. My name is Chris Wells and I help people write.
I do this in a couple of ways: I work one on one with people who have projects and goals in mind and need help or support moving forward. And, I lead dynamic, life-changing writing workshops in New York, LA and the Hudson Valley. I also have two on-going writing groups, one in Woodstock and one in NYC.
I tell folks that I'm not really a writing teacher but rather a creative midwife who helps people get to the core of their project and process. I do this through a series of conversations, investigations, exercises and homework. WRITING LIFE is designed to explore a person's work (and their ideas around their work) while getting them to make huge strides on the project at hand. The weekends are highly structured; we work swiftly and deeply and, the results can be astonishing.
I am a warm, insightful guide with a deep understanding of creative practice and the challenges that greet us when we endeavor to make anything. Over the years of developing the workshop, I've learned that my greatest assets are: the ability to really hear what people are saying they want to make; a clear vision for how each person's work can move forward, and the ability to guide them toward that.
The Workshop is designed for writers of all kinds, at any stage. All that is required is a willingness to write and one idea that you will commit to for the duration of our time together.
Check out UPCOMING WORKSHOPS in the menu bar.
If you’re interested in working with me on an indidual basis, I work with folks remotely and tailor coaching packages for those with project goals in mind. Please email me for details.
Join me! You—and your work—will be changed, better, brighter and deeper.