Lost contact with your source of inspiration and ideas?
Ready to write your book but can't seem to get those first words on the page?
Then you've come to the right place. More than craft and technique, telling your story, writing your book is a courageous act of heart and soul, calling to the deepest parts of you and your life. That call is often challenged by old patterns and beliefs.
If you've lost heart or disconnected from your story and Muse, then there are several ways to reconnect and get the courage and magic back into your writing.
Have you lost connection with your source of inspiration?
Are you confused about your creative direction or priorities?
Are you ready to write your book but afraid to begin?
Have you lost the magic of your story and your desire to continue?
In ancient times, people believed that an artist or writer was a channel for creative work, understanding that the ideas came through her but not from her. Yes, the writer needed the skills and experience to craft that idea into a powerful story, but the inspiration came from the Muse.
The responsibility of the writer then, is to be available to the Muse, to honor and respect the inspiration, and to diligently practice her craft to manifest those inspirations into poems, stories and plays.
There are several ways to reconnect with your Muse and your story. For more information, or to book a session, contact me by phone at 518-703-0725 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Coaching Options
This program will get you writing and keep you (more?) writing, whether you are writing your first romance or fantasy novel, or developing a nonfiction book proposal for that spiritual or metaphysical book.
Ready to write instead of procrastinate? How about a 30-day jumpstart?
Editing and Critiquing Services
As a writer, I know how hard it can be, after months or years of working on a project, to be able to really see your manuscript.
I give you the new perspective you need to clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript in terms of conflict, character development and motivations, genre tropes, building story tension, and story deadwood.
Writing and editing experience includes:
- Content editor for a digital publisher
- Freelance writer for national trade and specialty magazines
- Book reviewer for print and online publications including Foreword Magazine, Clarion, and Broadsheet
- Author of the award-winning Weaving a Woman's Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom
- Book coach for writers of both fiction and nonfiction
- MFA in Creative Writing
Having read thousands of books, I understand the elements that are necessary to hook your readers. In today's crowded book market, make sure your manuscript or proposal is the best it can be.
Editing & Critiquing Options
You’ve finished your manuscript…or you’re more than halfway through but struggling to finish. Now is the time to get a big picture evaluation of your manuscript.
It doesn’t matter the size of the barrier that stands between you and a completed manuscript. No matter how high, how wide, or how persistent it is, Paula will help you travel beyond it. With wisdom, humor, insight and skill, she is the perfect companion on the road to your beautifully finished story. I know – she made it happen for me!Galen Mirate, writer
Paula has a gift for bringing clarity, calm and the energy of hope to my creative path. Her insights and inspiration haven proven invaluable to me as I push deeper into my writing, and my life..Heather Summerhayes Cariou, author of Sixty-five Roses
Paula is the best writing coach I have ever encountered! Twice now I have brought her a book that was stuck and she’s helped me find the essential thread of the story.Rachel Pollack, author of The Tarot of Perfection: Eight Tales