Are You Ready to Get Serious About your writing?
"Writers don't learn to write. They write to learn."
All consulting sessions are 60-90 minutes, although I'm open to quick 30-minute sessions.
A consultation is 30 minutes and FREE.
After working as an editor, it became clear I enjoyed helping the writer improve and learn. And I had a knack for it! So, I started my writing consulting program. Writing consulting is building in popularity in the COVID era because it requires no contact, and it is easily accessible. Upwork and Fiverr don't even offer Writing Consulting as categories yet! But I see posts from writers all the time who ask for this type of service without really knowing what it is called or where to go.
I offer two intensive programs detailed below, but I also encourage you to let me know how I can help. Be it a 1x1 session on how the heck to use Scrivener or just a workshop or brainstorming session. I can also be a "body double" so you don't procrastinate on your next writing session! Whatever you need, let me know.
My programs are meant to empower clients by providing something concrete to ask for. As we progress, I follow my client's lead.
I'm right for you if:
1. You want to improve your writing and will accept feedback. Both positive and critical. But you recognize that you make the final decision on your work and that you have the right to disregard some of my feedback.
2. You learn well with 1x1 attention.
3. You believe reading is as important as writing if you want to get better.
4. You aren't looking for a teacher to lecture you, but an expert to collaborate with. You don't want someone to be an authority figure, but someone who meets you where you're at.
5. You have clear goals you want to set. But you also recognize that it takes time.
6. You recognize that this is an investment both in finance and time.
7. You have ADHD or another neurodevelopmental disorder and/or a learning disability, and you haven't found a consultant who is understanding or willing to make accommodations. (PS: I'm autistic and have ADHD!)
8. You need someone who is culturally and emotionally sensitive and won't try to make you confront your trauma for art or push toxic optimism in your face. (i.e., "The only disability is a bad attitude." -cringe-) If I did something that made you uncomfortable or was unintentionally micro-aggressive, I will listen if you tell me, but you are also free to cancel our consulting relationship without telling me why.).
I'm NOT right for you if:
1. You are defensive when given feedback or you want someone to only give your writing praise. You've decided your writing is perfect and ironclad and brilliant, and anyone who suggests otherwise is wrong.
2. You want someone else to do the thinking and writing for you.
3. You don't read.
4. You are looking for a teacher or life coach. Not a mentor or collaborator.
5. You aren't willing to set milestones or work towards something.
6. You're looking for someone to edit your work and not work 1x1 with you. For that, look at my editing page.
7. You've heard writing is easy money and you want to learn quick tricks.
8. You expect me to work for free.
9. You take pride in being "politically incorrect" and refer to people who call you in as "snowflakes." You like playing Devil's Advocate.
10. It's sad that I need to say this, but I want to make my stance clear. I'm not for you if you're a white supremacist and expect me to ignore it in your writing. In fact, if I discover you're involved in white supremacist and/or other hate groups, even if you didn't show it in sessions or your writing, I will terminate our consulting relationship immediately. No exceptions.
11. You don't write.