Writing Instruction and Manuscript Consulting
Do you have a complete manuscript ready and would like feedback? Are you revising a work-in-progress? Would you like to expand the idea for a novel, story, essay or memoir project? Are you ready to contact agents and editors, or apply to an MFA program?
For over a decade, I have helped writers take their work to the next stage in a variety of genres:
Fiction - Creative Non-Fiction - Analytical Research Papers - Essays
Professional Correspondence - Memoir - Poetry
Let's discuss your project! Together, we can create a mindful path of focus and clarity that helps your writing shine.
examine thorough editorial comments that focus on craft concerns such as pacing / plot, character development, active scenes, dialogue, flashback / backstory, psychic distance, authentic voice, narrative flow and style
discover how the component parts of your story comprise and support your Big Idea
Intensive Line Editing
receive comprehensive editorial feedback on each page of your manuscript, including a mindful examination of patterns and habits that can strengthen or may derail your work
All services include:
suggested exercises and / or readings
in-depth written feedback
personal conferences (either in person, on Skype, or by phone)
Mindfulness and Writing
Are you interested in mindfulness, but feel that quiet contemplation is not for you? Great news: mindfulness is not just about chanting Om (unless that twists your topknot). As a life-long writer, meditator, and cancer survivor, I have discovered myriad methods that tap into the meaning behind mindfulness and creativity. I've even invented mindfulness exercises of my own -- and you can, too! Once we become better acquainted, we'll develop a personalized mindfulness practice that will enhance your writing and your health.
tap into your body's natural desire to be well and explore the intuitive process that allows you to create
open your writing process to the power of mindfulness
learn meditative exercises that fit your individual style: contemplative, active, silent, spoken, indoor, outdoor, traditional, inventive - you name it!
receive a mind/body book thoughtfully chosen to enhance your mindfulness practice
go to Be Well Be Here for more information
Private Consultations by appointment are $180 / hr.