I’ve taken three of Marjetta’s workshops and each one has been amazing. Her depth of knowledge combined with some really keen insight has helped me immensely.
I have worked with Marjetta in many ways. I met her first as a promising student in one of my writing workshops and helped mentor her to her first publication, Fancy White Trash. Then I found she had a great love of teaching and mentoring like I do, and since, we have taught many workshops and seminars together. Marjetta is living proof that ‘those who CAN, teach.’ I was a Beta-reader on her newest novel, Reality Check, and I think it showcases everything Marjetta excels at: entertaining the reader with a funny, vulnerable protagonist, keeping them guessing with lots of romance and suspense and in the end, touching them deeply with fully realized emotions.
—Joyce Sweeney, Author of WAKE UP, poems published by Finishing Line Press.
Marjetta’s next-level workshops always help me dig deeper into my novel than I ever thought I could. Often when I arrive, I’m feeling pretty stuck and discouraged in my WIP. When the workshop comes to a close, Marjetta has unstuck me and I’m ready to dive in once again. I highly recommend them as well as her one-on-one critiques!
—Jill Mackenzie, author of Spin the Sky
I’ve known Marjetta for six years. She has been my writing coach and a wonderful workshop leader! As a writing coach she has critiqued my novel and given me great feedback with thorough editing and helpful suggestions.
For the last two years I’ve attended her weekly writing workshops and consider myself privileged to do so.
She has a winning format for the workshops that includes “what’s working” as well as “suggestions for improvement.” She writes comments on our manuscripts during the workshop and takes notes of the other workshop members comments so that we have them to consider during our revision process.
She’s a terrific teacher and I heartily recommend her to anyone looking for help as a fiction writer!
—Sara Lee, Fort Lauderdale
Marjetta is one of the best writing instructors I’ve worked with. She is the master of plot and character development. I leave every workshop Marjetta teaches with newfound knowledge that propels me to the next step in my writing process. When she critiques your work you walk away with a clear idea of how to craft a book that hooks readers, develops and maintains tension, and leads to a satisfying resolution. I couldn’t recommend Marjetta more.
I have been attending Marjetta’s Thursday nights critique group for a long time. I never miss one because her coaching is incredibly powerful. Her suggestions and recommendations are always right on, and I walk away every week with more knowledge and more tools in my writing kit. I have to add that the revisions I commit myself to after every one of her workshops reshape my sentences, paragraphs, chapters and sometimes even the entire manuscript for the better. Always well prepared, she knows writing and is an articulate and effective speaker.
I highly recommend any of her teachings, if you can get in her classes. She’s in great demand and deserves to be.
—Yves Masson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Marietta Geerling has helped me improve my craft as a fiction writer over the years in so many ways: She gave me my first gentle and encouraging critique at a writers conference; she hosts creative and lively writing workshops‹no two the same–that always leave me inspired and energized; and she has personally helped me see my way out of more than one writer’s black hole. As a fiction writer herself, she continuously pushes herself with new techniques and pedagogies, and she¹s incredibly generous in sharing her time and expertise. I recommend her as a teacher and mentor most highly.
If you get a chance to take a workshop with Marjetta, do it. She’s an outstanding teacher. Her presentations are funny, engaging, content-rich, and impeccably organized. She strives to bring her own insights on the writing process into the classroom. As a result, it’s not just the same ol’, same ol’ that you’ve heard a million times at workshops and conferences. Her work is truly original, entertaining, and worthwhile.
—Trinna S. Frever