You worked hard to compose the first draft, and you’re ready to take it to the next level. Together, we’ll go beyond finding spelling errors, locating extra spaces between words, misaligned paragraphs, and other elements that create an inconsistent look and feel to the project.
There is a backstory weaved into each book project. To explore the creative process, I connect with authors, writers, editors, publishers, and an array of creative souls to have a conversation centered on how they developed their stories to completing their works of art.
The journal you’ve poured your heart and soul into now rests on the surface next to your computer. You review its content and fill the blank document on the monitor. The insightful pearls of wisdom you’ve expressed on paper form sentences and transform into paragraphs to create one chapter after another. Soon the plot twists, character’s personalities develop, and you outline the arc of the story.
The backstory to your writing adventure fills your journal. Then, one day you realize the journey to becoming an author began the moment you put pen to paper.
The act of writing is baring your soul. Words flow from heart to hand and onto the pages. There are no tricks of the trade. No gimmicks. Just you and your favorite writing apparatus. You write.
Writers know they are too close to their story and unable to see the forest through the trees. Valuable details are unintentionally left out of the content, because, in the writer’s mind, they relive the event over and over. It is familiar terrain. For the audience, it will be their first experience in the shared moment. They yearn to be drawn into the storyline, witness the events as they play out, and observe the characters’ environment.
I listen to the written voice weaved throughout the storyline and can guide you, the author, to express the unspoken voice. This is the key element to a developmental editor.
Pour your self a mug of tea and listen to the conversations I have with podcast guests. You’ll hear from New York Times best-selling authors, writers, editors, folks who know marketing, publishers and those who love the craft of writing. Every episode is an opportunity to learn actionable insights to inspire you to write and gives you the opportunity to meet the authors in their own voice.
It’s time. No more pondering the idea. Write ‘that’ book. Your words have power. YOUR story matters!
Pour a mug of your favorite beverage and listen to conversations ranging from overcoming writer’s block to self-editing to getting books into the hands of readers.
The Individual Reader Avatar workbook will lie down a foundation under the scenic trail you are constructing. It will help you carve out sturdy stairs leading to the peak of the mountains. And build a strong rope bridge with wooden planks to get across the deep valleys.
Transform your experiences into written works of art.
Your Words Have Power.
Your Story Matters.