"Charlie is not just a great director and writing coach. I think of him as a therapist for artists, helping me navigate the ups and downs of my creative life."
Emily Silverman, founder of The Nocturnists medical storytelling series
“Charlie Varon helps me explore, deepen, and find joy in the creative and crafting process.
He is a masterful collaborator and director.”
Kenny Yun, solo theater artist
Ready, Set, Go!
Jump-start your writing with Charlie Varon
Five 1-on-1 coaching sessions
Ten weekly writing deadlines
Create momentum in your writing
...have an idea for a writing project but can't get started?
...have something you've started but are stuck on?
...have a piece you want to deepen and develop?
This is a 1-on-1 coaching package designed for people who are ready to commit to a writing process with structure, accountability and deadlines. Fiction or non-fiction, memoir, solo performance piece or monologue--any form of writing (except poetry!).
How to apply:
Email me a brief (<100 words) description of your project and your goal, and a 250-500 word sample of it. I'll let you know if your project is a good match for what I do and, if so, we'll set a schedule.
How it works:
We agree on a regular time slot (e.g. Thursdays 9-10am).
We meet every other week at that time for 1 hour (5 sessions total).
I coach you on process, give direction on your writing, and make specific suggestions for next steps.
Between meetings, you have the same deadline and we use the same process, except by email.
You have a weekly deadline of writing at least 1000 words.
Meetings are via Zoom (or, pandemic and geography willing, in person).
Take a look at a sample schedule.
$1,500 via check or Paypal.
At the end of the 10 weeks, if you come to all 5 sessions with new writing, you'll get a 6th session free.
The fine print: The fee is non-refundable. Each session should be considered a firm commitment and can be rescheduled only with 24 hours notice.