Sharp, Anne


Anne Sharp is a writer, editor, and educator who graduated from The College of William and Mary and taught in the Virginia Beach and Fairfax City Public School Systems. As a middle and high school teacher, she developed curriculum, taught creative writing, English, journalism and sponsored the yearbook, literary magazine, and student newspaper. After leaving full-time teaching, Anne has kept writing in her life by designing newsletters and writing articles for community and professional organizations. She has tutored students in English, history, and the college application process. Higher education became a focus of Anne’s work when she was invited to serve on boards at several Virginia universities. In that service, she integrates writing through designing brochures, writing articles, letters, and blogs. She is most proud though, of establishing an interdisciplinary non-fiction writing program that pairs college students with professional journalists. Through her business Well Penned! Anne also works as a coach to writers of all ages working on college essays, memoirs, poems, journals, articles, and travel stories.

  • Anne Sharp is a wonderful instructor. My son made an instant connection with her and learned a great deal in a short amount of time. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, straightforward and thoughtful. The email updates about classroom activity were very helpful to me as a parent. F. D. (Springfield, VA)
  • “My child learned a great deal form Anne Sharp and enjoyed her course so much he is taking two of her courses this year!” C.P. (Alexandria, VA)
  • My daughter enjoyed the Fabricating Fiction class very much. Working with others in the class, who had been together for 3 quarters prior, my daughter was welcomed by all. Anne provided good updates each week and even sent me a personal email with a picture of my daughter engaged in the class to show me how well she was fitting in. My daughter loves writing even more after taking Anne’s class.” J. H. (Oakton, VA)