I’ve been coaching writers through their projects for ten years. I’ve assisted writers with fiction projects, short story collections, poetry collections and chapbooks, creative non-fiction, memoir, articles and screenplays. I work one-on-one or in small groups with my clients, offering suggestions, providing a sounding board for ideas, teaching craft and guiding their project into the world.
Focus on the process
Writer know thyself. Knowing your writing process and challenging your writing process with new ways of getting it on the page makes an enormous difference in what you produce. The body can be conditioned just as it is with exercise to look forward to writing. If you discover what works for you, you can access your own “writing space” faster. Getting there quickly lets you focus all your creative energy on the work. My clients and I talk about what works for them. I offer suggestions and challenges so the process never gets in the way of the writing and it is always fresh.
Focus on the project
My clients let me in to their projects. With my guidance, prompts, brainstorming and homework assignments, they get the project done. My writing circles are project-focused so while you’re writing within a group, you’re working on your own work.
Focus on the craft
Learning craft is a lifetime habit. There are layers to your understanding of craft and how to use it in your work. I have found for myself and my clients that experimenting with new ways of putting my fiction together keeps it fresh and interesting to me. When it’s interesting to me, when I’m surprising myself, I’m surprising the reader.
The caveat to learning craft is not to be imprisoned by it. Breaking the “rules” and making it work will broaden your range as a writer. Learning all you can and knowing when you’re going against the accepted rule, and why, will make you a better writer.
Focus on Publishing
It really is the best time to be a writer. I have clients who want to indie-publish and those that want to go a more traditional route. I am ready to assist in either realm.
I work with clients all across the country. Email me to set up a FREE half-hour session to see if our working together can help you with your project firstname.lastname@example.org