Writing matters to you. Whether you loved it from the moment you learned how or rediscovered it in recent years, something about it appeals to you.

Perhaps you're telling a story that you've been carrying with you for years, one that captures something about your life, your family, or what it means to be alive.

Maybe you're finally tackling that novel. You know—the one that will be fun to write, people will want to read, and gives you the sense of accomplishment you crave. 

Or perhaps you're not sure what to write. You just know that writing is an important part of your life, and you're not content to ignore it.

You want to grow as a writer and create stories, essays or books that are meaningful for you and your readers.

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You can, and I can help you. As the founder of WritingStrides, I help you get clear and focused as a writer so you can show up at the page and get writing.

I know that all the rules in the world—like write every day, or write first thing in the morning—don't help when you're feeling uncertain about what happens next, where the story is headed, or how it's all going to come together. Not to mention wonder about the quality of what you've already written.

So instead of following the rules, I help you work through the unknowns and uncertainties so you can create your best work. My speciality is understanding your vision—hen you work with me, you'll feel heard, inspired to get writing, and empowered to find the best way forward.

What you can expect from me:

Whether I'm reading your manuscript to help you see it more clearly, helping you map out your story in a Book Writer's Personal Retreat, or providing the accountability you need to stop thinking and start writing, you can count on me to:

  • Draw on my own experience as a writer and coach. I know what it's like to balance life and writing. And the act of writing itself isn't a one-size-fits-all experience—coaching shouldn't be either.
     
  • Listen. Writers who work with me feel heard and understood, and the input of someone who understands the real meaning of what they're trying to say and the story they're trying to tell.
     
  • Be your guide. I came into my own leading wilderness canoe trips in my 20s, where success meant giving students the space to learn and do, not be done for. With your writing, I'll show you the way, but never take over the reigns.
     
  • Offer personalized and effective programs. Over the years, I've tweaked my coaching services to include only the most effective practices, and I always base my coaching recommendation on a personal conversation with you.

That's why you won't find a sales page on my website. The best way to figure out if we're a good fit for each other is to apply for a Writer's Discovery Session. It's a one-on-one conversation where you'll get to take the high level view of your writing and determine appropriate next steps. If I see a fit between what you need and what I do, then—and only then—will we talk coaching. (See below for more info.)

 

Interested? Here's how to get in touch:

If you're intrigued by the idea of working with me, the best way to begin is with that FREE Discovery Session. It's a one-on-one conversation where you get to take a step back and assess your writing life--what do you want to write and why? What challenges do you face? And what shifts or steps can you take to find your way forward? 

You'll get some refreshing clarity on your writing—I routinely hear writers say, "I didn't realize that until I said it out loud!" I'll get a sense for how I might be able help you, and if there's a fit between what you need and what I do, will provide a coaching recommendation. It's simple, insightful and there's no obligation. Just fill out the DISCOVERY SESSION FORM, and I'll look forward to talking with you soon!