I teach in small groups and also offer one-on-one coaching, editing, and support. One of my favorite things to do is to help writers discover the “aboutness” of their work. Sometimes a writer tells a story but dances around what the piece is about down in its core.
One of my super powers is helping writers mine for meaning and truth through encouraging self-exploration and showing them how to push against their edges. I primarily teach creative nonfiction (essays and memoir) because I believe the truth is better than anything we can make up!
If you’d like to chat about how I can help you advance your writing, please contact me here.
“Jaime Stathis edits with a razor-sharp focus and always improves my writing. She makes me a better writer. I highly recommend her.”~ Charles G. Thompson
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jaime and not only is she an excellent writer and storyteller, she edits with the precision of surgeons’ eyes.”~ Yassmin Manauchehri
“I took a writing class this year from Jaime Stathis which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was during the pandemic and we sat outdoors to avoid close contact. Writing when out in nature is very inspiring. Jaime gave us guidance on how to write and express our stories. She personally helped me identify potential chapters in my story and get organized with folders.”~ Hazel Shewell
“From week to week we sat around a patio table sharing peeks into each other’s lives. Jaime encouraged us to let each story grow into an experience, and each experience expand into an adventure. The process reminded me somewhat of building a cosy fire. The stories were kindling, which flamed into experiences before bursting into fiery adventures. Jaime’s class couldn’t have been a warmer experience had we been sitting around a fire pit in the dead of winter.”~ Robert Mathews
“Jaime did a great job keeping the class going and remaining unflappable during global turmoil. During the 9 weeks of our class there were forest fires, evacuations, civil unrest, a pandemic, unhealthy smoke, and even confused in-laws. Through all the distractions and life-threatening events (ie. in-laws) Jaime remained cheerful, undaunted, and on task. She has a gift of gently yet firmly encouraging writers to be fearless, tell their story, and stay hydrated…with a little water.”~ Andy Bernadett