Articles on “how to write a book” or “how to be a writer” are often simplistic, platitude-dense and discouraging to those who are interested in (and capable of) the deep work that is necessary to develop a powerful and affecting piece of writing. Although there isn’t a formulaic approach to completing a book, there is a proven, process-based approach that relies on a joint investment between writer and editor, the latter of whom can offer holistic criticism, guidance, project management, moral support, and a breadth of literary knowledge and experience that informs and streamlines progress.
Whether you are an experienced, published writer or a first-time writer who has worked as an expert in another field or discipline, I work to understand your intentions and provide comprehensive feedback and actionable recommendations that elevate your work. Instead of offering clinical advice on “how to write a novel” or “how to write a memoir,” I encourage you to embrace the dynamic process of developing a unique, idiosyncratic work that is representative of what you strive to achieve and communicate. I remain engaged with you through every phase of the project, recognizing the value of having an invested guide who accompanies you through the peaks and valleys of developing your manuscript.