"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme."
"It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly."
C. J. Cherryh
"A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God."
"The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with."
Master Instructor Laurie Schnebly
Laurie draws her class topics from years as an advertising copywriter, a marriage & family counselor, and a writer who's lived through everything from Second Book Syndrome to winning "Best Special Edition of the Year" over Nora Roberts. // Finding her own books in worldwide libraries was Laurie's dream come true, until she saw a bumper sticker that changed her life: "Those who can, do. Those who believe others can ALSO do, teach." // Teaching fellow writers ranks high on her Love-To list, alongside playing with her husband & son, visiting Sedona (the red-rock town named for great-grandma Sedona Schnebly), singing harmony at church, and recording for the blind at Talking Books. // "People ask how I find time to do all that," Laurie says, "and I tell them it's easy. I never clean my house!"