Through teaching, Blake Atwood guides writers toward better writing and increased publishing knowledge.


I’m an instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas, “an independent writing school for hardworking, talented writers who want to strengthen their voice, develop a greater understanding of craft, and forge a path to publication along the way.”

Through WWD, I teach quarterly three-hour seminars on self-editing, learning Scrivener, and choosing between self-publishing and traditional publishing.

I also offer one-on-one or one-to-many Scrivener training, both in person and virtually.


Since March of 2017, I have colead the Dallas-area chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association.

“Blake is a top chapter leader for the Nonfiction Authors Association, leading a local extension of our organization in Dallas. His monthly meetings are well organized and attended, in large part due to his leadership and motivational talents. He consistently demonstrates exceptional skills as a leader and business professional. He also has creative ideas and solutions to offer, and a smart business sense (which not everyone has!). Blake is an asset to our organization and to anyone who chooses to work with him.” — Stephanie Chandler, CEO,


In late 2017, I launched All Apprentices: Quick Editing Tips, a weekly podcast that’s less than ten minutes per episode for writers seeking to become better self-editors.

Episodes are released every Monday and feature one self-editing tip. The podcast can be found on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, or your preferred podcast app.


Blogging and Articles

I have blogged very intermittently for at least a decade.

I have guest posted for a wide range of websites, most of which are writing-related.

And I was a monthly contributor to throughout 2017 until the site significantly decreased their production schedule for 2018.


I have a self-paced, online course available through The PEN Institute titled “Ghostwriting 101.” I have also led a group instruction course through that site and for that same topic.