I help you move through whatever is blocking you—internally or externally—so that you grow both on and off the page, and develop your strongest voice and vision.
I work with seasoned, professional writers and with beginners, with people in professional settings and with private individuals from the age of 9-99 .
My coaching brings together mindful attention and aspects of craft; product and process; the head and the heart; the mind and spirit.
My abilities and credentials as a coach are unique. I have first hand creative writing experience, an academic background, and the qualifications of a professional editor, all of which allow me to provide the highest quality editorial and technical advice to writers. At the same time, I have a deeply spiritual orientation and bring to my writing coaching my intuitive wisdom and experience as a transformational coach, meditation practitioner and yoga teacher.
Indeed, for me, writing is neither only product nor process, but something greater than the sum of the parts: it is a means of discovering, actualizing and sharing our voices—perhaps our most precious, powerful resource—with ourselves and with the world.
Working with me, my clients find that they are able to go deeper into their writing, discover more about themselves and the world, and communicate more effectively and powerfully with others.
My coaching is always finely tuned to each client’s individual needs and interests, and I work with clients to give them the tools and guidance so that writing becomes an integral and coherent part of an aligned life.
There are a few ways we can work together.
The hallmark of all of my coaching is that it is uniquely designed to meet your individual needs.
Here are a few ways we can work together. Sign up here or contact me for a complimentary twenty minute session and we can design a program best suited to your individual needs.
Breakthrough Session for Writers:
90 minute session in which we talk about your plans/goals as a writer and look specifically at some of your pieces for editorial and emotional support and a clear path forward.
Ignite Your Creative Voice:
In these packages I will work closely with you to help sculpt a writing program in order to keep you on track, give you some techniques for accessing different aspects of your creative self, and workshop your writing through close readings and editing sessions.
Each session includes my reading up to 8 pages of your writing and a 45-minute conversation.
This is highly personalized writing coaching, one that exceeds the attention given to students in full graduate programs. This is great value for your money, and a great program to jump-start and deepen your creative alignment.
By the end of these sessions you will have a solid body of work that you are proud of, a more aligned, coherent relationship to writing in your life, and a clear direction forward.
cost: Five sessions: $697
Cleaning House: Get Your Writing Life in Order
Do you have a stack of work in your drawers or on your computer that you don't know what to do with? Does the mess weigh on you?
It's easiest to create new work if you know what you've done already and have some order to that work.
In this package, you send me up to 50 pages of work (we can adjust the package if you have more pages). I'll read the pages, and then we'll have a 90 minute session in which we'll talk together about what you've done already, how the different pieces fit or do not fit together, which pieces are the strongest and why. And together we'll make a clear plan for a direction forward.
Establish a Regular and Aligned Writing Practice:
This six month program helps you establish a secure writing practice best suited to your individual life.
We will have bi-weekly check-ins to establish a solid new habit in your life, get rid of old habits that aren't working, and clear your way for a more productive, fulfilled, aligned future.
This package consists of twelve meetings and feedback on student work in each session. Students will email up to five pages per session three days in advance (additional pages can be included for a modest fee). Clients will get both editorial feedback, and coaching about the process itself, and the ways in which we can learn from our own creative activity.
Sessions will be 30 minutes each and, when needed, will include email support on the weeks a session is not scheduled.
cost: Six months: $997
Creative Alignment and Follow-through and Manuscript Consultatations
What’s holding you back from completing your project? Where does your project need fine tuning? Stuck and need some feedback? I will help you effectively move through internal and external obstacles so that you create your finest work.
In this package, we will work together to create a realistic timeline to meet specific goals. Once outlined, your goals will be met with me as your coach; whether you want to write a chapter, complete a first draft, or finish a final draft, we will work together to break it into manageable segments and make sure the work gets done.
Over the course of our work together, I will provide the very highest quality editorial coaching, and the spiritual and emotional coaching you need to follow through on your projects and make them align with your greater life purpose.
Students complete this package with a great sense of accomplishment, fulfillment and energy.
Cost: $987- $8987 depending on scope of the project
Do you have a manuscript that you want to perfect so that you can send it out for publication?
Have you worked so long on a manuscript that you have lost your perspective and vision?
Do you need a keen eye, a skilled editor, and in intuitive reader who can give you the tools you need to edit and present your most accomplished work?
I help clients with overall structuring, filling in holes, understanding the narrative arc and honing stylistic aspects so that your manuscript is in its best possible shape, and your voice and vision come across clearly and compellingly.
Many of my students have published books and articles after working with me.
contact me for prices.
Book Projects: Essays, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry and more
I will walk with you through every step of writing your book, from the initial conception through the final, polished draft.
I offer both emotional and spiritual support and expert editorial support.
I can help with both the ephemeral and the practical--from setting up a regular writing practice to writing your best book propopsal or most powerful final draft.
contact me for prices depending on your unique project.
Please contact me directly and we can set up a program best suited to your needs
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