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Writing Coach, Yale PhD, w/2 decades of experience

WORDS ARE MATTER. MAKE THEM MATTER.
www.writeyouare.net

My mission is to inspire people to discover and nurture their passions and realize the joy and potency of creative expression. I bring immense energy, experience, and focus to this effort.

I help both enthusiastic and reluctant writers to find their unique voices and work with authors in a variety of genres and mediums. I use individuals’ interests, capabilities, and experiences to channel fluid written exploration and expression. Blending alchemy, invention, craft, and artistry, we fire up our imaginations to fuel our creative pilgrimage.

Every writer’s orientation and process is unique. As I get to know clients on a deep level, I probe and gently stretch their horizons of interpretation and possibility. I neither prescribe nor subscribe to a one-size-fits-all regimen - my approach is thoroughly individualized and nimble.

Drawing upon my skills as a developmental editor, I ask leading questions to spur character development, shape plotlines, focus angles of inquiry, and infuse your writing with the spirit of revelation. I discuss and highlight conventional elements of literary craft and its intangibles, like clarity and confidence of voice and immersion in rich sensory detail.

I steer reluctant writers toward creative flow in a gentle and gradual manner, customizing my approach to each person’s abilities and apprehensions. To help less confident clients thrive, I demystify and break down the writing process to inspire broader inquiry. We engage in fun pre-writing discussion, exercises, and activities that flex and focus interpretive lenses. After pursuing these scenic byways, we return to the page together to activate and reflect awakened senses and fresh perspectives.

Writing is an exchange between impulsivity and deliberation, between flashes of insight and the layers of craft and revision. It is both art and craft: a balancing act that requires resolve, patience, and a healthy dose of alchemy. The dynamic exchange between inspiration, composition, and revision fuels creative experimentation and guides our collaboration. Throughout this process, I remain open: to your voice and to the premise of your work.

I meet my clients where they are and help to get them where they want to be through measurable, discreet steps. I excel at setting attainable goals, providing constructive feedback, and serving as a sounding board to cultivate, clarify, organize, and refine ideas. Together, we build creative confidence and momentum.

Throughout, I encourage writers to explore their world with keen sensory awareness, an open heart, and a firm belief in the value of their vision.

RATE: $100 / hour. If this rate is prohibitive, please get in touch. I try my best to support the creative growth of those who lack the resources or opportunity to seek this assistance.

I offer a free 15-minute phone consult: this is an opportunity to hear about your project scope and needs and for you to ask any preliminary questions before moving forward.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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