"I wholeheartedly recommend David Rocklin as a writing workshop leader. He is a master of establishing a safe, nurturing environment in which participants can develop and share their writing ideas, from initial concept to developed passages. Even more, he impresses upon you the importance of fostering community within your writing life. He provides deep thematic and structural feedback on your process and gives valuable direction to your efforts. His compassionate guidance on how your work communicates to the reader is vital to both beginning and seasoned writers alike. Regardless of the length and scope of your project, David is always ready with encouragement and support through every step of the writing process. He provides a wealth of information on how to network with people and agencies to get your words into the right publications and spaces. Enrolling in a writing intensive workshop with this talented coach is a worthy investment in yourself and your literary career."
Aruni Wijesinghe
Author of 2 Revere Place and The Litany of Missing
“David's thoughtful and incisive editing work, including deep thematic and structural guidance lifted my manuscript from a teetering new draft to a polished, well-developed one. David is the perfect editor who lasers in on areas that need clarification and development, but is also respectful of the author's intentions. He's encouraging and supportive, and also knows how to get the author to be her best self for her best work.”
Sarah Hunter
Recipient of the 2018 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 2017 Leapfrog Press Fiction Award, 2016 Gold Line Press Chapbook Prize, and three Pushcart nominations. She is a 2018 Hawthornden Fellow and the 2017 Charlotte Sheedy Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Books: story collection TRIP WIRES, chapbook SMALL CHANGE, LOSING TOUCH, a novel.
PRAISE FOR DAVID ROCKLIN'S BOOK The Write Formula “David Rocklin takes you by the hand and travels with you into your work. With his no nonsense approaches and his calming voice will help you hone your work and make it the best it can be.“
Kate Maruyama
Author Harrowgate, Family Solstice
"For the past year David Rocklin has been my developmental editor. He is guiding me through the latest draft of my memoir Backbone Girl. I am so grateful for his surprising and rich insights and his encouraging feedback every step of the way. He has reinforced my confidence and fearlessness as a writer, and in some ways, as a person. He is helping me to refine my craft and my manuscript, in the most gentle and inspiring way. I feel like I get to know myself better after every conversation with David. How is that possible?!"
Joy Huntington
Koyukon Athabascan poet/writer, Fairbanks, Alaska
“Writers and writing instructors are in for a treat as they move through the chapters of David Rocklin's excellent new craft book. His gentle, encouraging instruction will motivate writers to open up creatively and get words on the page. His wise, well-crafted exercises and knowledgeable advice about numerous aspects of craft will support teachers in inspiring their students. I highly recommend The Write Formula and will be using it myself.”
Toni Ann Johnson
Flannery O’Connor Award-winning author of Light Skin Gone to Waste.