One-on-One

Writing Mentoring

 

There is no shame in needing help to do something big. And writing a book is a pretty massive project. It can be hard to find the time, set your own deadlines, and assess your work. Many a writer has gotten lost and given up.

If you’re struggling to start the book you’ve had in your head for years, or stay on track and finish a book you’ve started, consider working with me. I offer accountability, comprehensive feedback, and a kind and compassionate voice on the other end of an email or on the phone.

Together, we come up with a monthly schedule that works best for you and I help you meet both deadlines and word counts. I am your engaged reader, focused on how your book is unfolding and using all of my professional experience (and what some have called “uncanny intuition”) to assist you in producing your best work.

If your dream is to write a book, I would be honoured to be your companion on one of the most important journeys of your life.

Manuscript Review

 

I love working one-on-one with other writers and delight in being able to offer a thorough, thoughtful, and sensitive review of completed manuscripts. Memoirs, novels, short story collections, and self-improvement/inspiration are my areas of expertise. I pour a lot of energy and time into these reviews and only work with a handful of people every year.

During the review process, I highlight the strengths and potential of your manuscript, in addition to identifying any structural weaknesses or other issues that interfere with readability.

Some of my specific suggestions will include comments about:

  • your writer’s voice
  • narrative flow
  • story arc and trajectory

  • dialogue
  • point of view (perspective)
  • lingering unanswered questions


If you’re ready for a discerning reader to take you one step closer to publication and you feel like we might be a good fit, please reach out!

Testimonials