SkypeWriting is literally a lifelong passion—second to writing, I love talking about writing! I’ve taught and tutored extensively—both music and English, kindergarten through collegiate levels. My Skypes are both informative and inspirational in nature—in the past, I’ve discussed my own books (reading-group-style), given insight into what it’s like to be a full-time writer, chatted about my own path to publication, and offered both writing tips (for all ages) and professional advice (for older groups). I Skype with individual classrooms and school-wide assemblies, with bookstores and teen or adult writing groups. I often emphasize the importance of revision, persistence, and positive thinking.
Jill, who blogs at The O.W.L., said of my Skype visit with her fifth-grade class: "Holly was so gracious and answered each question so fully that my students really got an understanding of the novel and writing. It was a great experience, and I'm so glad my students were given the opportunity!"
Even if your group hasn't been mentioned specifically, don't hesitate to get in touch. I enjoy tailoring my presentations to meet a specific group's needs.
All interested parties are encouraged to email me directly at writehollyschindler (at) yahoo (dot) com. Writing is an utter joy for me, and can’t wait to share that joy with you and your group. I look forward to "seeing" you via Skype!