Last year, I was searching for a writers group, and the name Beach Shack Writer's drew me to it immediately. Since then, I have attended all of Cindy Whitman's writing workshops. They provide opportunities to write, share, and learn. Writers share their stories and hone their skills. As someone who has always wanted to pursue a career as a writer, Cindy and Beach Shack Writers have provided me with the growth I was seeking. During the time I have been a member of this writing group, I have seen a vast improvement in my skills. The blog I have been writing weekly for years has grown in followers, and I am now working on a memoir with Cindy as my Developmental Editor. Cindy meets with me privately after having read and edited and made suggestions on my submissions as we work through the chapters. Thanks to Cindy's mentorship, I also just had my first published byline in Pink Magazine. Better blogs, a book in progress, and a magazine byline all in less than a year and ALL due to Beach Shack Writers and Cindy Whitman!! – Donna Raboni Pizzolongo

Hi Cindy,

Thought I would check in and give you an update on the Christmas gift I gave myself of 12 editorial development hours with you. The revisions to my manuscript are going well! While I haven’t been about to bare my soul in totality, thanks to you I’ve made progress in that area. The storytelling about myself has increased and adds a greater depth to the manuscript. My writers’ group was shocked and delighted when I read the revised Chapter 1.

Still going!

-- D. Armer

An award-winning writer and Pink Magazine editor, Cindy Whitman holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from the esteemed Bennington College Writing Seminars. Insightful commentary, a sharp eye for detail, and a well-trained ear for voice and story are Cindy’s editorial and coaching strong suits.

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