Transforming ideas into words!
WRITING COACHING: Work with me one-on-one on your writing goals! I have taught over 100 writers in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and personal essay. Together we will learn about how to utilize language for efficiency and effect by using examples, prompts, and exercises designed just for you. We will shape your tone and scene work and motifs, using the best literary fiction, poems, essays as examples to inspire specific modeling and improvements.
BOOK COACHING: I am a book coach that has been guiding manuscripts for over a decade, from editing poems in top literary journals to creative writing collections, from preparing self-publishing projects to agent-ready manuscripts. Book coaching can become a combination of extensive editing and any new words alongside ongoing feedback, prompts, and exercises to maximize your writing time and interests.
Although every author is different, every book reaches multiple stages, and each outcome varies depending on audience and publishing goals. I will always endeavor to draw out the work’s best features. I will refer out whenever the project is beyond my scope. Available and flexible in demeanor, I pride myself on my ability to understand the needs of the writer while prioritizing the needs of the project—with reverie for the book as a vital object in the world. If we are a match, we can also continue steps toward publishing. Managing others’ publication life (alongside my own) ensures I know the value of administrative precision, adhering to deadlines and production best practices.
Current projects include: developmental editing for a thriller novel by a paraplegic doctor, consulting on a traveler’s diary, consulting on a conspiracy novel for a patented engineer, developmental editing of a music memoir by a Georgetown grad, a nonfiction book by a philosophy professor about untold stories of a college, and project managing two biblio-memoirs about the untold stories of Fiddler on the Roof by a feminist “super” fan.
CREATIVE SUPPORT: For those who need an infusion of energy no matter the endeavor: K is for kick in the pants, K is for caloric energy. As your guide to gaining inspiration, I can provide artistic pressure and prompts alongside goals, deadlines, and targets for your project, creative output, or any deliverable.