Calls, Voice Messaging, or Email Exchanges :: Think of me as your writing therapist.
Writing is an apprenticeship craft. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we need mentors. You need them. I need them. It’s part of the process. It’s how we get better. It’s how we can be joyful artists. I love mentoring writers. Few things make me happier. I’ve been in this business a while, and it’s a real passion of mine, sharing the knowledge I’ve gleaned from my years in the trenches.
I call my one-on-one mentoring work "Jazz Sessions” because I always feel SUPER jazzed during our work together (and afterwards!) but also because these back and forths are like jazz: there's structure, but there’s room for improvisation within that structure. We get where we need to go together. This is how I hold space for you and your process.
Let’s get some clarity on issues you’re struggling with. Whether it’s uncertainty over the next step in a project or your career, a desire for guidance in your process and craft, or a need to have a helping hand to get in tune with your own innate artist’s wisdom on how to better integrate your writing into your lifestyle, I’m here to help!
You can choose ONE of the following as one-time thing or get a package for 4 jazz sessions to be used over 6 months, as needed:
Phone Call (or, as I like to call them, Jazz Sessions—where we jam on all the things):
These calls last 60 minutes and can be about anything you want.
I’ll email you within 24 hours after you check out to set up our chat.
We’ll end the call with a clear plan for moving forward on whatever it is you needed clarity about so that you have the energy and certainty you need to take the next steps on your journey.
After our call, I'll send you a short email with any resources or exercises we discussed that will help get you back on track. Note: this is not an email back-and-forth. I’m just sending you resources. (If you prefer email exchanges, see below).
Expressive Coaching (Voice Messaging Exchange):
This is my favorite kind of coaching: It’s extremely powerful and deeply effective in guiding you to clarity and recognizing your inner wisdom, helping you find expression for the issues you’re wrestling with. It’s also great because it’s totally on your own schedule. Some clients send me messages at 3 am.!
We will have a total of 2 voice message exchanges via WhatsApp or Voxer. You send me 15 minutes, I send you 15 back (Exchange #1). Then, you send me 15 more minutes, I send you 15 back (Exchange #2). This is a total of 60 minutes.
I’ll email you within 24 hours after you check out to with instructions for connecting with me on WhatsApp (very easy, I promise!) .
After our 2 exchanges, I'll send you a short email with any resources or exercises we discussed that will help get you back on track. Note: this is not a back-and-forth email exchange; it’s just me sending you resources.
By the end of our exchanges, you’ll have a clear plan for moving forward on whatever it is you needed clarity about so that you have the energy and certainty you need to take the next steps on your journey.
We will have 4 emails exchanged between us. There is no limit on the length of the email.
You write me an email outlining what you’re seeking alignment on. I send you one back, chock full with resources, exercises, and deep thought work on your challenges. You write me another email in response, and I write you one back, including additional resources.
These can be about anything! Plot tangles, process issues, publishing advice, whatever!
Note that these exchanges do not include options for me to read or critique work, but we can certainly write about the challenges in your work until the cow’s come home.
Your Jazz Session package is good for 30 days for a single jazz session. If you buy the package of 4 Sessions, those are good for up to 6 months, and can be used at any time. Any sessions not used within these time limits are forefeit. This is for my benefit and yours! To get you where you need to be, we have to bring intentionality, energy, and momentum to your writing practice. And for me, I need to have clear parameters around our work so I can do my creative work well. I don’t want my clients to be lost in the ether!
Just A Few Of The Things We Might Dig Into In Our Alignment Work Together:
• Craft Counseling: How to go deeper with your craft
• Creative Blocks
• Shit writing days
• Brainstorming about your book / WIP
• Mindful writing
• How to deal with unsupportive partners
• Time management
• Boosts: You Can Do This talks
• Depression and being a writer
• Day jobs
• What to do when you're writing and panic sets in