About Judy

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Judy Fort Brenneman, story meddler and owner of Greenfire Creative, LLC, is an award-winning author and playwright, occasional poet, and long-time writing coach with expertise in helping writers who have interesting neurologies. She also develops and leads in-person and online writing retreats, hosts Greenfire® writing parties, and facilitates writing workshops. She created the first Interpretive Writing Intensive and Advanced Interpretive Writing workshops and has presented widely on creativity and writing. She’s especially interested in the role of writing, story-making, and creativity in human resilience. Her short work has appeared in everything from literary magazines to museum exhibits, including the short story, “All My Eyes Are On You,” which has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Her longer work includes the award-winning book, “Electric Lemons: Interpretation and the Art of Writing” and the play, “Dracula and The Writing Coach,” winner of the Trimedia Audience Choice Award—Best Theatre.

Greenfire Creative was officially established in June 2001; Judy became sole owner in 2003. Although we’ve gone through many changes over the years, our purpose remains the same: to help you tell the story you want to tell.

Here are some books by my coaching and editing clients.