What I Do
If you want to explore yourself, your stories, and the world around you through writing, you’ve come to the right place.
I can help you start, finish, and publish the books that live inside you.
You don’t have to do it alone.
As a writing mentor, I can offer the accountability, structure, and support you need to finish your book. And once you’ve got a full first draft, I can help take your book to the next level.
Write From Your Heart Gatherings
If you’re hungry for in-person connection and an opportunity to write, please join me for one of my monthly “Write From Your Heart” gatherings for women in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Finished a first draft? Ready for a discerning reader?
If you’re wondering how to make your book publication-ready, read more about the types of manuscript review I offer. I’d love to work with you!
What Others Say
“Renée is a wonderful writer, and I feel so blessed to have stumbled across her and the magic she creates with her fresh approach to coaching and mentoring.”
“It was Renée’s passion for the writing process, her clear feedback, and her faith in me that allowed me to confidently find my unique voice and successfully get a book deal.”
“Renée’s writings prompts are prefaced by thoughtful, inspiring reflections on the nature of creativity and of being human. Rich, inspiring reading. By the time I finished the email, I felt a spark of creative energy that propelled me onto the blank page.”
“I wish that every writer—aspiring, emerging or established—had access to a mentor, a guide as gifted as Renée Hartleib. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be under her writerly watch, run, don’t walk, toward it.”
“Renée is offering a great gift to the world with her mentoring. She is shepherding authentic voices that deserve to be heard and shared; voices that will then inspire others.”
“With a compassionate heart, keen eyes, and courageous wisdom, Renée is able to find the heart of the stories that need telling, and the right pace to bring it to life. I highly recommend Renée to anyone looking to share their story with the world.”
“Renée’s feedback has breathtaking acuity, and I can feel her warmth, encouragement and honesty in every word.”
“Renée asked questions and made radical suggestions that left me breathless and inspired.”
“Renée’s intuition and her innate ability to connect and ask the right questions combined with her compassion, creativity, and vast professional experience make her an invaluable resource for anyone on their writing journey.”
“Renée’s insightful writing challenges have been just what I needed to return to myself. She writes with compassion, humour, and love, and daily reminds me of what is truly important.”
“The exercises Renee constructs are surprising, provocative, useful and so nourishing that I expect to keep returning to them over the next many years.”
“Renée is a highly skilled mentor with a passion for truth. Her intuitive intelligence makes her unique style of mentorship/editing profound.”
“Renée is more than a writing mentor. She is a tour guide on a soulful adventure.”
“Renée’s daily prompts, from playful to deeply personal, delivered with thoughtfulness and generosity, have helped me create space in my life to explore and open up to my unique creative voice.”