I will help you with your novel, memoir, or other book project. Or your application essay or dissertation. Or even that letter you've been meaning to write to Great Aunt Helen.
I specialize in both structure and process (including the emotional journey of writing and publishing), which means that I have something to offer at every stage of the process and to writers with a wide range of experience. As a creative writing teacher and writing group facilitator, I have worked with hundreds of writers over the years. It still excites me to read someone's words for the first time and to see a piece of writing evolve.
My services can be customized to you. I will read complete or partial manuscripts and provide feedback. I can check in with you regularly to help you stay on track. I also provide support in the following areas, among others:
Guiding you out of writers block.
Creating a writing practice that works for you.
Navigating the emotional challenges of writing about real people.
Finding your voice.
Improving your craft.
Structuring your manuscript.
Editing to meet length restrictions.
Writing effective query letters.
Developing your publishing strategy.
Making choices around self-publishing.
I work in person, over email, and via phone/Skype. Email me to discuss working together.