You are a writer.
If you write, you’re a writer. Easy as that. However, becoming a published author requires focus, skill and dedication. It’s a challenging (and wonderful) journey, one for which you could use a guide. Browse below to get a sense of how I work with writers, or schedule a time for us to talk. If I can’t help you, I will happily point you toward someone who can.
Write with me:
A Very Important Meeting
Put your writing time on your calendar. When you show up to A Very Important Meeting you join an online group of like-minded writers dedicated to focusing on their writing.
Sit Write Here
The Sit Write Here writing coaching program is designed to help writers improve their craft and develop a regular habit of writing so they can finally finish their manuscript.
Workshops and retreats are a great opportunity to get focused on your writing and connect with other writers. Click below to see what offerings I have coming up.
A note from April:
After ten years of struggling to see my stories published while going around and around with the revisions of my novel, something changed. I finished the novel. I found an agent. I signed my first publishing deal. A short story I wrote was not only published, it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I wrote a second, more complex novel in a fraction of the time it took me to write the first. My debut won the WILLA Award for Women Writing the West.
For the first time I began to feel that my writing career had momentum. With a little bit of hindsight, I can attribute this to two things: I was simply unwilling to quit and I started meditating regularly. Meditation has improved my writing in very real, quantifiable ways. In 2021 I completed a two-year mindfulness teacher certification program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach that, along with my masters degree in writing from USC, forms the foundation of how I teach writing.
All of which is to say, if you’re feeling frustrated with your writing you’ve come to the right place. I can help.