“Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results.” Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling.
I have an extensive background in a wide variety of spiritual practices and healing modalities, not only from a writer’s perspective but also as an engaged practitioner. Reflective/Spiritual Writing in all its forms is where I excel. I have a passion for exploring the outer journey when it is coupled with the inner journey of change and transformation. Navigating both realities requires the writer become proficient at turning the writing lens both inward and outward.
I am skilled at assisting with writing that trespasses beyond traditional boundaries.
I am able to weave in and out of genres because my own writing requires that I navigate between various worlds. I enjoy merging fiction and nonfiction. I add snippets of conversations, poetry, spells, recipes, charms, prayers, and folklore to my writing. I am completely comfortable working with writers that don’t always play by the rules.
Each writer’s needs are vastly different and are unique to the individual. Our engagement might be as simple as an enlightening phone call or as in-depth as working together to produce a full manuscript.
Stories are usually conceived in the mind and/or heart before they make it to the page. I am gifted at deep listening and unraveling what is in your head and heart so that you can write your true story. This is my favorite aspect of the writing process. I am skilled at helping the client figure out what works, what doesn’t and why. I enjoy trouble shooting, rethinking–reimagining and supporting the writer as they write their work into the world.
The services I offer are tailored to the client and their individual needs. Because of this, it works best if I charge by the hour. If this is going to be a long-term project that involves a full manuscript and on-going support we can discuss payment options depending on the project and the level of assistance.
I only take on projects I believe in. I charge $50/hr for a one-on-one consultation and $60/hr for reading time. This includes a detailed critique. I also have a sliding fee scale/payment options for those that are in need.