Alicia Rasley, resume

                                                      Alicia Rasley

                                 6422 Ralston, Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Published novelist: Mystery and women’s fiction.

Fiction and non-fiction editor, writing professor, and story doctor.

University writing center advisor and online writing coach.

Veteran of writing groups, critique groups, contest judging groups!

As a writer, editor, teacher, university writing center advisor, and coach, I offer creative and college writers affirmation, acceptance, and analytical strategies for planning and revision.


University of Maryland, University College

2007 – Present     Online Writing Advisor

I have served as a tutor at the University of Maryland Effective Writing Center (online), tutoring all levels of clients, including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staffmembers. Finally, I have been an in-class writing adviser/coach for many graduate and undergraduate courses, including all levels of composition and literature courses, business and management courses, and upper-level information-science classes. I have taught and tutored students in many disciplines and documentation formats (APA, MLA, Chicago).


1996 – Present     Writing Instructor (Online and Classroom)

As an instructor, I have taught composition, business writing, technical writing, research writing, remedial writing, analytical writing, argument writing, and literature in the English department at a major state university (Indiana University-Indianapolis), a community college (Ivy Tech), and a private university (Butler).

2009 – 2011  University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast MFA program, Visiting Professor

In the University of Southern Maine low-residency MFA program, I presented programs on Writing Emotion, Writing Romance, The Literature of Emotion.  I have also mentored graduate students at several stages in the two-year program. In addition, I have supervised residency-centered workshops where students read and discuss each other’s work.

Indiana University-Indianapolis Writing Center

At this large urban campus, I tutored students at all levels and developed instructional materials for use in composition classrooms. My experience with ESL clients is extensive, and I have advised ESL graduate students on research articles and dissertations. My handouts on writing subjects as essay introductions and conclusions, comma use, and topic sentences are currently used by several writing centers.

College and Graduate-level Courses Taught:

Butler University

  • Critical Reading
  • Critical Writing
  • Honors Seminar: Shakespeare/Writing Workshop

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis:

  • Freshman Comp 1
  • Business and Professional Writing
  • Academic and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Writing Center (working with new students, non-traditional students, ESL students, and graduate students)

Ivy Tech Community College

  • Freshman Comp 1-2
  • Argument Writing
  • Researched Academic Writing
  • Business and Technical Writing

University of Maryland (UC), Online Writing Center

I have served as a guest lecturer/writing coach in dozens of online courses in many different disciplines, from Anthropology to Writing for Business.

University of Southern Maine MFA Program

  • Literature of Emotion
  • Romance Writing
  • Novel Workshop
  • Writing Emotion Without Sentimentality


Post-graduate courses-

University of Maryland Global Campus

Library Research

Learning Theories

Distance Learning Design

Indiana University- Indianapolis

Advanced Grammar

Teaching Composition




Butler University

MA in English, summa cum laude, GPA 4.0

Thesis– The Family Vault: Women Buried Alive in Three Poe Tales
Major coursework: Advanced Grammar
Linguistics and language history
Teaching composition
British and American literature

Butler University

BA in English, GPA 3.7

Major coursework: British Literature

American Literature

Creative Writing and Editing

Instructional Articles for Faculty and Writers

Keep It Positive: The Art of Affirmative Advising (a manual for online faculty and writing centers).

Reviving Buffy: Denial of Death in Fanfiction

Sharks in the Water: Avoiding Scams in Publishing

Multiplicity: Are Writers Crazy? Or Just Creative?

Subtext: The Fourth Dimension of Story

Oedipus the King and Plot Flashbacks

Character Development Exercises

Introductions and Conclusions for College Writers


I have varied editing experience:

  • Acquisition editor at a small commercial publisher.
  • Free lance: Content and copy-editing fiction and non-fiction.
  • Editor/formatter/publisher for independent writers.
  • Editor/writer for corporate histories.
  • Story coach for novelists (thrillers and adventure).


Royal Renegade, a traditional Regency romance

Poetic Justice, a traditional Regency romance

The Reluctant Lady, a Regency Romance

Gwen’s Ghost, a paranormal Regency romance

Charity Begins at Home, a Regency romance

Allegra’s Song, a Regency novella

 Wilder Heart, a Regency Valentine novella

Tryst at the Brighton Inn, a Regency mystery romance

The Year She Fell, a family drama

Until Death, a mystery novel


The Story Within Interactive Plotting Guide

The Power of Point of View, A Writer’s Digest Monthly Selection

My Story Blueprint Courses:

  • Plotting Your Story in Three Acts and Nine Turning Points
  • Building Bolder Scenes
  • Dynamic Dialogue
  • The Power of Point of View
  • Vivid Voice
  • Writing Emotion without Purple Prose
  • Prose Revision Mastermind
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