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Alongside Hour: 
Queer Stories Edition

An Alongside Hour is a 1:1 session where we mull your creative idea, question, or hurdle together. This summer, in celebration of finishing the first draft of my very gay book, I'm holding special Alongside Hours that focus on creativity and queerness. 

I'm a creative thinker who loves talking about ideas from writing and life, and all the stuff that overlaps in between.

Alongside Hour is my dream service, the reason I'm in business for myself in the first place. I love talking about ideas, and I love seeing what happens when we're curious about the problems we encounter in our writing projects and writing minds.

An Alongside Hour is 60 minutes of free-flowing conversation between you and me about whatever creative thing is on your mind.
 I'll ask you questions, share my curiosities, and together, we'll try to get to the underbelly of the thing.

The goal of an Alongside Hour isn't to "solve" anything, though I do consider myself a creative problem solver. But more than that, I think of myself as a problem identifier.


When we're curious about what's going on, we're often led to a place where we can see that the problem isn't a problem at all. It may be a challenge, but it also presents opportunity: the opportunity to get weird (which is in my view, the best!), get creative in new ways, and to uncover whatever it is we're really trying to say.

You can come to an Alongside Hour with:

You'll leave an Alongside Hour with all or some of the following:

  • A clearer sense of the creative challenge or idea you're facing
  • Choices and actions you might choose as your next step
  • Clarity around what opportunities you have in front of you
  • Permission to get as creatively weird as you want 
  • Reassurance that questions like yours are intrinsic to the creative process and that by asking the question, you're on the right track
  • More questions. A good Alongside Hour yields lots of questions to think about, dig into, chew on...choose your idiom. 
I can't wait to talk about whatever it is that's on your mind. All creative questions are welcome--we'll puzzle through together.
Image by Gauravdeep Singh  Bansal
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