Your Voice. Your Vision.

Helping writers make their stories as effective, engaging, and compelling as they can be has been my life’s work and my passion since I started working in the publishing industry in the early nineties.

I’ve helped thousands of authors find the best version of their vision.

Together, let’s explore ways to make sure the story in your head is the one on the page, and that your prose is as polished as your story.

Helping writers make their stories as effective, engaging, and compelling as they can be has been my life’s work and my passion since I started working in the publishing industry in the early nineties.

I’ve helped thousands of authors find the best version of their vision.

Together, let’s explore ways to make sure the story in your head is the one on the page, and that your prose is as polished as your story.

How can I help?

Writing tips

My weekly blog offers authors tools and techniques for their writing, along with tips on navigating challenges creatives face.

Online Courses

Learn at your pace: my courses offer deeper dives into areas of craft that authors struggle with most.

Author resources

Free downloadable tools for authors, and my most recommended books, podcasts, websites, and other useful aids.

Intuitive Editing

Intuitive Editing: A Creative & Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing
I’ve spent my career in the publishing industry honing practical, actionable techniques to help authors evaluate how well their story is working, where it might not be, and how to fix it.

With a clear, accessible, user-friendly approach, Intuitive Editing leads writers through every step of deepening and elevating their own work, as well as how to approach the edit and develop their “editor brain,” and how to solicit and process feedback.

Blog

Upcoming Events

October 6: “Five Steps to an Airtight Plot,” for Jane Friedman (Get ready for NaNo!)

October 7: “Shoring up Middle-of-the-Book Sag,” for Women Writing the West Conference (virtual)

October 8-10: Keynote workshop: “Character, Plot, and Stakes: the Holy Trinity of Storytelling,” for the Permian Basin Writers Conference (Midland, TX)

Oct 13-17: Keynote workshop: “Deep-diving into Character,” for WFWA Writers Retreat (Baltimore, MD)

November 6: “The Essential Supporting Elements of Story,” for Steven James’s virtual conference (link to come)

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