About

Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D. is a screenwriter, author, who loves to teach others about writing.  Her students say, “She smiles when she talks about writing.”

An award-winning writer in multiple genres, Stout published three romances as Diana Fox, published magazine articles and short stories, poetry, served both as a newspaper and magazine columnist, had two short plays produced in New York, and has optioned a screenplay.

Her writing career officially began with a weekly newspaper column, “Only for the Brave,” that ran for five years,  where she wrote about motherhood, marriage, and life in general through the Marshall Evening Chronicle.  After some experience of selling short stories and articles to magazines, she turned to writing romance books, selling three, two to Avalon Books and the third to Starlog Press.  They have since been reprinted.

Soon, she was writing screenplays, and working with half a dozen different producers who loved her writing and wanted to see everything and anything she wrote.

A major life change brought her creative writing to a grinding halt, as she returned to school so she could earn a living doing what she loved–teaching others how to become better writers.    Within seven years, she earned her first three degrees, including the MFA in creative writing, drama from Western Michigan University (WMU).

She began as an adjunct instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, then was hired at Davenport University serving in a leadership role as Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor teaching various English classes.  Then, finally, she earned a Ph.D. in English with English Education at WMU.

Today, she has returned to her creative writing roots and celebrates that return with her first major, mainstream, literary novel, Grendel’s Mother.   Its genesis and development can be found in posts here:  Part I and Part II

Along the way, she discovered she had various intuitive abilities.  She believes everyone has these abilities provided they listen and strength those abilities.  She shares her experiences, showing how she discovered her abilities along the way in her blog, Into the Core: One Woman’s Mystic Journey.

In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, watching movies, researching, teaching others about writing and reaching their goals (as a life coach).  She states that her curiosity drives her to explore the most unusual subjects.  Soon, she’ll be giving webinars and offering online classes about writing and reaching your goals.

Have a question, want to be put on a mailing list for future classes?  Contact her at wryterinwonderland@gmail.com.

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  1. I was a beta reader for Grendel’s Mother and I loved it. I know I’m reading a good story when I can’t stop thinking about it after I’ve put it down and can’t wait to get back to it. Wishing you all best with the publication off Grendel’s Mother!

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