Purpose, Direction & Motivation

You have a story you want to tell. Maybe it’s something that’s haunted you for years. Maybe it’s a flash of inspiration, a dream, a song, a vision of nature. Whatever it is, you’ve heard the siren call of the writer’s quest and there’s no turning back now.

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Say it with me. “I am a writer.”

Enjoy the thrill.

Now, what will you do about it?

You’re wondering where to go, what to do next. The internet is a vast ocean of information and you’re just one lonely writer. How to get from “I have an idea” to “I have a finished story”?

If you’re just starting your exploration and you don’t have much more than the bare bones of an idea, you could benefit from a writing coach. I help you get organized, hold you accountable for setting and achieving goals, and provide feedback on works-in-progress.

Click here to learn more about my coaching support.

If you’re further along in the process, meaning you have finished at least your first draft (congratulations!), you could benefit from an editor and/or a proofreader. There are different levels of editing depending on how polished your project is. These vary from broad story restructuring and revisions to very detailed line and even word choice level edits. Happy to glad, as they say.

Click here to learn more about my editing and/or proofreading support.

Finally, it’s always nice to know a little bit about someone you’ll be baring your soul to, so let me share why I am so passionate about helping you become the best writer you can be.

When I was an Army Staff Sergeant, part of my job was to provide purpose, direction, and motivation.

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My role was part mentor, part coach, part big sister, and part enforcer.

Years later, I’m thrilled to be able to use the skills I developed in the military to help fellow writers.

My goal is to enable and empower writers to tell their own stories in their own voice.

Are you ready to find a way out of the forest of doubt and procrastination, and blaze a path to achieving your writing goal?

Our Next Steps

Contact me and we’ll discuss the specifics of your project to make sure it’s something I can handle.

For coaching projects, we’ll discuss your goals and timetable and work out a schedule with assignments and accountability.

For editing and proofreading projects, I’ll do a sample edit or proof of 3-5 pages. Before money changes hands, I want you to be sure you’ll get the results you’re after, I understand your project, and that you’ll be comfortable working with me.

We’ll also consider other project specific considerations (are you working with graphics? do you need a special format to e-publish?).

Next, we sign a simple contract that protects your work and privacy, and ensures I get paid.

Now is the fun part. I get to read your project!