One Submission (Up to 6,000 words) $175 - Line comments and edits on craft and sentence construction, 30 minute phone or video call
Monthly One-On-One Subscription $150/month - Get the "One Submission" deal above, at a reduced rate, and a craft lesson emailed to you, once per month. Requires 3 months paid in advance
If interested in learning more, booking a consultation, or discussing other options, email me at peytonburgess @ gmail.com
Former clients and students have gone on to publish their work in magazines such as The Kenyon Review, Paper Darts, and Catamaran Literary Reader, or have attended MFA programs at New York University, Sarah Lawrence, Louisiana State University, and The New School, among others.
6-Week Fiction Online Workshop (April 6 - May 11) $350: Writers in this course will leave with two workshopped stories and one revised story. We'll discuss how to develop compelling and urgent fictional worlds and how to tell stories that readers actually want to read. We'll discuss common elements of craft like characterization, dialogue, setting, pacing, escalation, voice, and "world building," but we'll also talk about what makes a story urgent, why it's important that we are with your characters at this particular moment in their lives.
Logistics: Meet live online, every Thursday, 5 - 6:30pm EST, for 6 weeks. Each participant will have 3 workshops. To further our discussions of craft, we'll also read work by ZZ Packer, Alice Sola Kim, and George Saunders, among others; these readings will be shared for the class to comment on together.
This workshop will be capped at 8 participants. Email me peytonburgess @ gmail.com to sign up or if you'd like to learn more about the workshop.
As an instructional designer with more than seven years of experience in a variety of settings, I can help you design an effective, engaging and inclusive course or program. While services depend on your goals, the course or program itself, and the needs of your learners, they typically consist of the creation of measureable learning objectives and instructional content, assessments, and teaching strategies that align with your objectives and your learners' needs. My design philosophy is heavily informed by the framework Universal Design for Learning. Email me at peytonburgess @ gmail.com to discuss your project.
Scroll down to see testimonials from previous clients.
Jennifer MacArthur, Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice
Jay Rosenkrantz, Co-Founder and CEO, Heroic Story
"As a mentor and an editor, Peyton always met my work on its own terms. With generosity and humor, he helped unearth and uplift the gems hidden in even my roughest drafts. The excitement he brought to every meeting helped me begin to feel excited about my own writing for the first time. Working with Peyton is an experience I have continued to cherish throughout my writing life and beyond."
"Peyton is not a writing teacher or an editor. He is more of an essential guide as you navigate the minefield of creation, criticism and learning the hard lessons over and over again. He helped me on several occasions with short story work, novel structure and characterization. I always felt like I was a better writer for my interactions with him, rather than a brow-beaten amateur as some writing teachers tend to do."
"Peyton's feedback on some of my earliest work made me realize that I could write my way into a whole life. I would have never thought to settle on writing without his encouragement, help, and candidness."
Benito Segovia, Chief Technology Officer, True Trader
This series of short, asynchronous Canvas courses was a collaborative effort I coordinated as Instructional Design Lead at VCU Online. Instructional designers, learning technology specialists, and I worked together to create these 1 hour courses in response to the diverse needs of faculty whose busy schedules prevent them from being able to attend live workshops and professional development sessions.
The screenshots above provide sample content from a training course I created for parole officers who were tasked with moving their officer training online and needed technological and pedagogical instruction. Trainers completed this course to help them learn how to redesign and present their instructional content in Relias and choose appropriate learning activities.
I also consulted with each of the trainers to help them design their own online training courses.
The image above is content from a short asynchronous course "Managing Large Courses," which I created as Instructional Design Lead at VCU Online. The course was designed for VCU faculty and exposed learners to best practices for managing large courses in Canvas and some of the design and teaching strategies that can help faculty engage students, especially in the context of large enrollment courses. This course took a unique approach to integrating both technological and pedagogical learning outcomes.
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