Explore Life with the Writer–and Get Support from Your New Editor
Whether you are here to contemplate life through writing or to find support for your own book, you have come to the right place. I am a writer, teacher, and editor, and this site is a place to explore both the structure and heart of story.
I know how much we need feedback on our writing journeys, and that is why I offer editing services that even tight-budgeted writers can afford. Developmental editing helps align the plot, character, and theme of your book, and is the first step towards turning a freshly finished manuscript into a cohesive, resonant book.
Book coaching is focused on giving you experienced feedback and support in the trenches of writing. Whether you are outlining, drafting, or revising, book coaching offers weekly check-ins and regular video calls to accelerate your progress and offer valuable tools for crafting the story you want to tell.
Writing, for me, is an expression of life. My fantasy novels and poetry explore both the weight of darkness and the reality of hope in our complex world. On my blog, you will find excerpts from my current novels and poetry, as well as articles on story structure and living a healthy writer’s life.
Explore Recent Writing Tips from the Blog
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we can get to the end of a drafted novel and realize that something is off about our characters. They may feel distant, or like they only fill generic roles–the “love interest,” or the “best friend.” This can be hard to identify as a writer, because to us, the characters… Continue Reading →
In part one and two of this series, we’ve explored methods of finding and capturing inspiration as you build an outline or refocus your draft. This final step is simply putting that inspiration together into concrete events that you can anticipate and work towards. Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, this step is… Continue Reading →
In my last post, I showed how outlining is an important tool for plotters and pantsers alike, and explored my first outlining method: Capturing Inspiration. Immersive images and music can help you remember what made you love this book idea, even when you’re in the trenches of drafting. Now, let’s move on to the next… Continue Reading →
It took me some time to claim my love of outlining. I had a close friend whose greatest epiphany was that she was a pantser (a writer who finds her greatest creativity when she skips the outline and goes straight to writing). Hearing her whoop with each outline she tossed overboard convinced me that outlining… Continue Reading →