As a teacher of writing, DAR brings over ten years of experience. He is currently Writer in Residence at Western Connecticut State University's MFA program in professional writing and adjunct professor of non-fiction at Emerson College. He has taught magazine writing at Emerson's School of Journalism, fiction at Rhode Island College, non-fiction at mediabistro.com, and been a guest lecturer at Radcliffe College, Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design.
Additionally, DAR takes on a limited number of writers for tutorials and private writing mentorships. He works with beginning to advanced students and is comfortable with writers from all backgrounds and walks of life. He has a craft-focused approach and enjoys editing in a detailed and in-depth manner. If your manuscript is ready, he will go through it with the proverbial red pen, suggesting cuts, additions, and changes on a line-by-line, sometimes word-by-word basis. If there are plot or character or theme issues, he will deal with them as well. If the manuscript is unfinished and you are looking for guidance, support, and editorial advice, DAR will help you work out a plan to help you realize your ideas - discussing organization, structure, theme, purpose, style, and anything else you might require to write and publish the best piece of writing of which you're capable. And when your manuscript is ready, DAR will help you land an agent who is right for your manuscript, suggesting names you should contact, helping with the query letter, and, if appropriate, with the structure, content and wording of your proposal.
The amount of time DAR spends on any given project varies according to the stage of the writing and the level of editorial feedback the writer is seeking. An estimate will be given after a complimentary consultation and preliminary sample reading.