Who I Am
I’m a professional writer, editor, and writing mentor.
Every morning before I sit down at my desk, this pup and I take a walk in the woods. I feel so grateful for her company and for the land where I live. Also, so blessed to do the work I love – accompanying and supporting others on their writing journeys.
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The Start Small Writing Challenge
If you really want to write but can’t seem to find the time!
(And for a wee price too.)
“I signed up because, although I love writing, I needed a ‘reason’ to write. Like the dance classes that I love and never make it to, like the sewing machine that is one of my closest allies but sits most often collecting dust on the shelf, my own writing mostly didn’t happen. Renée’s writing projects give me access to the kind of inner reflection I never thought there was enough time for.”
—Suzy Crocker, Bookseller, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée’s prompts are beautifully truthful and probing, causing unexpected things to spring from within and see the light of day! I’m deeply grateful for this guided process, in all its gentleness and intensity.”
—George Woodhouse, Singer-Songwriter and Co-Founder of The Big Sing, Nova Scotia, Canada
“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.”
—Jessica Marsh, Writer and Massage Therapist, Halifax, Nova Scotia
“The 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.”
—Maureen Strickland, Manitoulin Island, Canada
“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.”
—Lovena Harvey, Owner of Gathering Place Trading, British Columbia, Canada
“I looked so forward to the writing prompts each morning and love the richness and variety of material that Renée shares. It never failed to get me thinking and writing. And did I mention Renée is a beautiful writer?”
—Meryl Cook, Writer and Artist, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée’s prompts are wonderfully inspiring and supportive. The exercises and the new daily routine have truly opened a new world to me. I highly recommend her writing challenges for anyone looking for new experiences and self reflection.”
—Sandra Schürmann, curator and historian, Hamburg, Germany
“The exercises Renee constructs are surprising, provocative, useful and so nourishing that I expect to keep returning to them over the next many years.”
—Maddy Costa, Writer, London, UK
You don’t have to do it alone.
As a writing mentor/coach, I offer the accountability, support, and feedback you need to start and finish your book.
Need a discerning reader?
I love to help writers transform first drafts into books that are ready for agents, publishers, and readers.