Author of the memoir The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life in Tarot. Ms. Auerbach has performed her comedic monologues throughout NYC at venues such as The Original Improv, The Bitter End and Comix. She has also been featured as a radio guest on Sex, Success and Sensibility with Candace Bushnell, Wake-Up with Cosmo, and others nationwide.
Writing is a layering process. First you have to play, make a mess, and then, after that, after you’ve found your flow on the page, you can start to implement craft, to find the right verbs, the right rhythm, to add humor, to dip deep and dark. It’s an incredibly fun, exploratory and creative process. In terms of helping my students get to the next level in their writing, I’m very good at tuning in to what each person needs. I don’t believe in a one-fits-all guidance system. One student might need to expose more of himself or herself on the page. Another student might need to stop being so adverb happy. And another student might have a hard time with transitions. I try to make everyone feel seen and heard. I also think it’s crucial to let students teach each other. One person’s strength might be someone else’s weakness. Instead of feeling jealous or competitive, it’s an incredible opportunity to learn. Bottom line, I want people to grow. I want their stories to be heard in the world. And I want to do everything in my power to make that happen.
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