Author/instructor Beth Daniels brought a great wealth of experience, enthusiasm and humor in teaching this workshop. Her lectures were thorough and detailed, with many specific examples. She thoroughly answered all questions with up-to-date research. Based on our questions, she tailored the lectures to include all genres we inquired about. As a novice, unpublished writer, I found Beth's lectures to be clear and not overwhelming. Her challenges were especially helpful to get me thinking, writing and staying engaged in the course. Her dedication to the course was clear, and her witty comments added to the fun. I read one of her hilarious novels during the course, which was a great example of what we were learning.