Jordan Rosenfeld


Jordan Rosenfeld is author of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence,Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, and Writing Deep Scenes (with Martha Alderson), all Writer's Digest books, as well as Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life(BeijaFlor Press, with Rebecca Lawton) and the novels Women in Red (Booktrope), Forged in Grace and Night Oracle. She is a former contributing editor to Writer's Digest magazine and her many publications include, Creative Live, Mental Floss, the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, XO Jane, The Writer magazine and many more. Her book commentaries have been featured on NPR-Affiliate KQED’s radio magazine, “The California Report.” Jordan won an NEA chairman’s grant for the radio program she created and hosted, “Word by Word: Conversations with Writers” on KRCB radio, in 2004, where she interviewed such writers as TC Boyle, Louise Erdrich, Aimee Bloom and more (it continues under a new host).

Jordan holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College, and has worked as an editor and writing coach for more than 15 years through her business “Write Livelihood.” She considers herself the “Writer’s Cheerleader”—always pushing her students and clients to find joy in their work and keep at it. She also edits for Writer’s Digest’s editing and critique service, Second Draft.

Jordan presents and speaks annually at writer’s conferences and clubs. She regularly teaches online writing courses through her own website, as well as through Writer’s Digest University and leads a series of Plot & Scene retreats with Martha Alderson though their website: