WRITING A NOVEL SHOULDN'T FEEL LIKE THROWING DARTS WEARING A BLINDFOLD
New at writing fiction? You’re in the right place.
If writing workshops, classes, and books have left you feeling lost in the weeds, discover the difference of working one-one-one with a book coach. Untangle your story, energize your scenes, and tune your writing—welcome to personal training for your book.
EDITING & CRITIQUES
Editing shows you where and how to develop and improve your work, using techniques that let your creativity loose. Get a little help or a lot: an outline review, a manuscript critique, or developmental editing for your first 50 pages, your first act, or your full manuscript.
THE STORY INCUBATOR
The Story Incubator is high-touch, small-group coaching with face-to-face access to me and your peers every week. Advance your craft knowledge, skill, and manuscript. For actively writing or revising writers. Limited group size, by application only; request to be waitlisted.
Crack the code of compelling storytelling.
Hone Your Craft
Strengthen your storytelling skills as a novelist.
Lay a Lasting Foundation
Equip yourself with skills you’ll use your entire writing career.
Make the shift from aspiring writer to emerging author.
Write a Book That Demands Attention
Craft stories that enthrall readers and industry experts, inching you closer to your publishing dreams.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
— Pablo Picasso
Transforming new writers into emerging novelists.
What if you finally understood what’s going on under the hood of your novel manuscript?
No more stumbling through a rough draft, then paying an editor to help you find the story inside. I specialize in working with new and emerging writers, both self-publishing and preparing to query. As your coach, I’ll help you connect theory with practice. As your editor, I’ll show you the techniques to make your writing connect with readers.
Design. Technique. Skills. Breakthroughs. You’ll pick up strategies and knowledge you’ll use the rest of your writing career. This is your introduction to everything you didn’t even know you needed to know about writing a book.
This is your writing, but smarter. Your book, but better.
Hi, I’m Lisa.
That moment when your breath catches and your skin prickles as you recognize how a fresh idea will bring your story to life? That’s what lights my creative fires as an editor and story coach.
As a classically trained dancer, I approach creative fluency—your freedom of movement on the page—through a foundation grounded upon structure, form, and technique. My mission as your coach is to demonstrate how, in the words of the great Pablo Picasso, mastering the rules like a professional allows you to break them like an artist.
Over the past decade, I’ve collaborated with numerous writers much like you. These writers have attained remarkable creative milestones. They’ve finished their books and launched new projects. They’ve acquired literary representation and garnered multiple manuscript requests. They’ve succeeded beyond their dreams at independent publishing.
As your book coach, I’m here to nurture your writing craft and guide you toward becoming your own story expert.
This is the power of working one-on-one with a coach.
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