Between the Lines

Are you struggling with a college admissions essay or personal statement for law school, medical school, nursing school, business school, or a graduate program?

Between the Lines has helped hundreds of college and graduate school applicants gain admission and scholarships to their top-choice schools.  

Are you an artist who needs help with an artist statement for a website, exhibition purposes, or grant and fellowship applications?
Since 2006, Between the Lines has helped artists to powerfully depict their art, practice, and vision and win grants from the Gottlieb and Pollock-Krasner Foundations. 

Are you a college or high school student struggling with a paper? 

Between the Lines has helped students develop, structure, and polish successful papers on subjects as diverse as literature, philosophy, structural violence, universal base income, medical ethics, criminal justice, and technological warfare. 

Are you a creative writer looking for support? 

Between the Lines has helped writers at various stages in their careers to ready book-length manuscripts, essays, and stories for publication and submission to literary agents, residencies, awards, grants, and MFA programs. 

Are you looking for a supportive, personalized writing workshop for yourself or your child? 

In addition to the workshops featured on this site, Between the Lines can create custom workshops around your needs, interests, and schedule.  

Are you a school or an organization interested in offering a college essay, business, or creative writing workshop?

Between the Lines has created custom writing workshops for organizations including GEAR UP, College Strategies, North Carolina Writers Network, Charlotte Writers Club, and the Guild of Charlotte Artists.   

Are you a parent with a child who loves to write? 

In addition to our teen writing workshops, we have taught creative writing and literary analysis courses to homeschooled students and helped young writers attain creative writing scholarships and admission to competitive summer creative writing programs.  

Are you a parent with a child who hates to write?

We can help your child to build the writing skills they need to be successful in high school, college, and beyond, and we can make it fun.

If it involves words, we can do it. We work virtually and in person with clients all over the world. Contact Between the Lines Director Brooke Shaffner at for a free consultation.