IS THIS YOU?
You've got a story that needs telling.
Maybe it's your family story, your own larger-than-life story, the one you know you need to preserve for your kids and your grandkids, the one you don't want to get lost in the shuffle. Perhaps you've watched your own loved ones die and their stories die with them. Perhaps you're determined not to let that happen again.
Maybe it's a fictional story, one that sailed out of the ether and into your lap, with characters who won't stop talking to you, an adventure that demands to be put to the page, an imagined world so luscious that you must not keep it to yourself.
Maybe it's how you learned to do something or be someone, a process or journey that's at the heart of your work, something you know would be a gift to your clients, to countless people you haven't even met yet, if only you could shape it into something polished, professional, and beautiful.
You've tried to do it for yourself. You've got a stack of full journals or notebooks, piles of files, electronic or otherwise, or thoughts and feelings and memories so abundant, they're coming out of your ears. You need a place to put it all, and you need some help.
In short, you are:
• Ready to dedicate time and energy to telling your story
• Willing to ask for help and recognize the importance of seeking support for a big endeavor
• Able to adapt, to revise, to change course, and to do what it takes to create something beautiful
And this is where I come in. This is when we schedule what I like to call "Story Time," a time for us to chat, so I can get to know you, your story, and what will best help you to release it.
I don't see my work as limited to books; it goes deeper than that. What I know is this: the stories we are meant to tell are inextricable from the lives we are meant to live.
Primarily, I work with people who are longing to express deep truth, liberate their voices, and in so doing, make the difference they came onto this planet to make.
What does it mean to work with me?
What you'll get:
• Started (the challenge of that first step is not to be underestimated).
• A schedule. Having someone to check in with each week or every other week, as well as having assignments to complete and turn in, makes a huge difference. It keeps you accountable and on track, and a schedule will in turn produce
• Pages written. You will be writing. You will see your ideas on paper and on your computer screen. All your brilliance will at last be liberated from your head and your heart.
• Support that is personal, compassionate and honors the big commitment you're making to your story.
• Writing feedback that will help you to remove obstacles, connect the dots, and reveal the awesome you've already got going on.
• Motivation and inspiration to keep writing in the in-between times.
• Fun. For real. Writing is hard work, which is why a good sense of humor and a healthy dollop of playfulness matter.
• Release. This is the point of it all. Whether your story is published to the masses, shared with a handful of your dearest friends, or handed to your granddaughter, what matters most is that you tell it. Stories tend to have minds and plans of their own, often quite different than what we intend or expect. Stories rip back the floorboards, expose fears and longings and joy we didn't know were there, and change our lives while we're busy writing them down. And yet, the main task of the teller is still to make way. I'm here to make sure you're still standing, or at least resting comfortably, when all is said and done. And to celebrate with you how good it feels, how satisfying it is to have, at last, told your story.
If you're ready to birth that book or story of yours, contact me to schedule some Story Time. I'd love to hear from you, to learn about your story, and to discover the best way to support you in unleashing it.