"Bourbon’s class Ready, Set, WRITE! covers about 20 lessons with bonus material. I’ve learned more writing basics from her than I did on my college campus. She’s so very detail oriented and practical.
The examples she uses for each topic are plentiful and relatable. It’s so easy to connect with the direction Bourbon is trying to move you in. I’ve found every lesson of hers invaluable.
I highly recommend this class. I had tears well up in my eyes when I completed the last lesson. I don’t want to part with learning from her."
"Melissa is a teacher, mentor and encourager. Thanks to her sage advice, I grew as a writer and my piece was selected as a winner at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference."
"Melissa guided me through writing my first book, combining smart editing with terrific ideas about plot, story, character arc, and everything else I needed to put my writing in the best position to compete in the market place. More than that, her encouragement and upbeat attitude were lifesavers. After any meeting or phone call with Melissa, I couldn't wait to get back my computer to write. She is everything a writing coach should be, and usually isn't."