More about this writer and writing coach . . .

Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D. is a screenwriter, author, who enjoys teaching others about writing. Her students have said, “She smiles when she talks about writing.”

An award-winning writer in multiple genres, she published magazine articles, short stories, poetry, served both as a newspaper and magazine columnist, had two short plays produced in New York, optioned a screenplay, and published three romance novels.

Her writing career officially began with a weekly newspaper column, “Only for the Brave,” that ran for five years, where she wrote about motherhood, marriage, and life in general through the Marshall Evening Chronicle. From there, she turned to magazines, and then romance novels. Soon, she was writing screenplays, and working with half a dozen different producers who loved her writing and wanted to see everything and anything she wrote.

A major life change brought her creative writing to a grinding halt. Wanting to earn a living related to her writing passion, she returned to school while working full-time. Once she began her master’s degree, she began living one of her dreams–teaching others how to become better writers.

She has taught classes both online and in-seat at Bainbridge Community College, Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Western Michigan University, and Davenport University where she was an Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor.

Now writing full time, she returned to her creative writing roots with the publication of Grendel’s Mother, a fantasy.

She continues to blog about her paranormal intuitive experiences in her Into the Core: One Woman’s Mystic Journey blog, along with her second blog about writing.

In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, reading, and watching movies. And whenever asked, she helps other writers.