Professional Writer | Blogger | Speaker | Teacher

Helping literary and business writers harness the power of personal storytelling.


Do You Need a Dynamic Speaker on the Craft of Writing?

My first rule of speaking? Keep ’em laughing while they learn. I am available to speak on:

☀ The Art of the Personal Essay: Making Your True Stories Read Like Fiction

☀ Flash Nonfiction: How to Make Each 500-Word Post Pop

☀ Storytelling for Bloggers: Engaging Your Readers with the Power of Personal Narrative

☀ The Blog Launch Starter Kit: Mindmapping Your First Ten Posts

☀ How to Create a Daily Writing Practice

☀ Starting Over: The Hero’s Journey for Career Changers

Cindy Reed Speaker

Speaking Highlights

Speaker, Type A Parent Conference, “What’s Your Story? Engaging Your Readers with the Power of Personal Narrative,” Grand Hyatt Atlanta (October 10, 2015)

Speaker, GeekOut Asheville, “Storytelling for Bloggers,” University of North Carolina-Asheville (June 6, 2015)


Speaker, GeekOut Asheville, “Showing Up: Creating a Daily Writing Practice,” University of North Carolina-Asheville (June 7, 2015)

Speaker, WordCamp Atlanta, “What’s Your Story? Harnessing the Power of Story to Engage Your Readers,” Loudermilk Center, Atlanta (March 29, 2015)

Speaker, BACON (BoardingArea Conference) for travel bloggers, “Focus on Writing: Turn Casual Visitors into Raving Fans with Killer Headlines and Powerful Personal Stories,” Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas (Sept. 19-21, 2014)


Speaker, The Flight Formula Retreat, “The Hero’s Journey for Career Changers,” Highland Lake Inn & Resort, Flat Rock, NC (June 1, 2014)

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