Charles Kruger Endorsements


“Charles has studied with me going back over 20 years, he’s an accomplished writer, artist, theater-reviewer, and general man-about-town who knows good writing and has a gift for teaching, which is why I’ve authorized him to teach the basic tenets of Method Writing.”

Jack Grapes
Poet & Creator of “Jack Grapes Method Writing”


Because his approach to life and writing are both unconventional and inspired, Charles Kruger surprises himself all the time . . . a sign of true wizardry.

“As the editor of LitSeen, I’m proud to have published Charles’ column (“Punk The Muse”) on showing up and doing the work even when you’re not feeling moved — a personal challenge he waged in public, lived up to, and far exceeded. Charles knows how to roll up his sleeves and ask the important questions.

“Charles is a true artist who has continued to push forward his whole life. He has a lot to offer anyone looking to learn how to express themselves or to increase their capacity to do so.”
Evan Karp
Founder, “Quiet Lightning”
Editor for “LitSeen” and “Sparkle + Blink”

“I first met Charles Kruger in 2009, when, as the “storming bohemian,” he burst onto the SF literary scene, excelling as poet, painter, and teacher — an artist to the bone, if ever there was one. Charles is an exemplary citizen of the arts. He has the talent to help authors express their vision, tell their story, to not die with their music still inside them. His emergence as a writing coach strikes me as the natural and necessary next stage in his career.”

Andrew (“Haiku Andy”) Dugas, Novelist
“Sleepwalking In Paradise”

“Charles Kruger is the pre-eminent reviewer of small theater in the Bay area.”

SF Weekly

“. . . Charles Kruger is an avid writer, theatre buff and patron of the arts . . . brings a necessary culture to a wider audience… I am grateful for his support and lively way with words.”

Sarah Moss
Artistic Director
Robillard Theatreworks

“’Coach’ Kruger makes champion writers out of all his students. To my delight, I now have a well-worn groove of writing every day.”

Peter “Dr. Pete” Patterson
Medical Writer

Charles Kruger’s Method Writing Class is a wonderful opportunity for a writer to find a way to write significantly more and better words. He helped me in my adventure of finding my own voice. The proven techniques that Charles was teaching showed me a way to write soul-gripping stories everyday, stories I didn’t know existed inside me, stories that surprised me as an artist.”

Artem Ipatev
Method Writing Student

I took one of Jack’s classes a few years ago and was excited about the new possibilities it presented to me.  I have never found anyone else who even comes close to that experience…until Charles Kruger! His encouragement and determined guidance are priceless. 

Janet Goldberg
Method Writing Student