Welcome to The Book Doctor
Whether you need an in-depth critique of your manuscript, a Bay Area writing class, or self-guided workbooks to help you write your novel, The Book Doctor can help.
Bay Area writing workshops
Write and share your work in my Bay Area writing classes. Prefer to work from home? Try an online writing class.
Guided Workbooks for Writers
Our most popular product. A series of innovative workbooks to help you write your novel from start to finish. At a small fraction of the price of a workshop, the workbooks are your ticket to months of productive, self-guided writing practice. Affordable. Helpful. Self-paced.
A complete series of workbooks to help you write your novel from start to finish: Story Starters, The Complete Character, The Paperclip Method: The No-Outline Novel Workbook, and Next Draft: Tools for Revision
Prepare your novel to send out to agents and editors with an in-depth critique from an experienced editor.
Share your work, learn narrative craft, and get inspired in my small-group workshops located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About The Book Doctor
Michelle Richmond is the author of four novels–Golden State, The Year of Fog, No One You Know, and Dream of the Blue Room–and two award-winning story collections: The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress and Hum. She has taught in the MFA programs in creative writing at California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco, St. Mary’s College of Moraga, and Bowling Green State University. She recently held the Catherine Julie Cunningham Chair at Notre Dame de Namur University. Michelle holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow.