"There is no excuse. If you want to write, write. You will not live forever. Make the time, now." -- Natalie Goldberg
Joy of Writing School Are you a writer? Do you wish you were a writer? Do you need someone to tell you that you actually are a writer? Do you want to write more, write deeper, write happier -- simply write the way you always dreamed you would? I understand. I want that for you, too. Which is why I'm developing an 8-class online writing course that's not just about the craft and the process of writing -- it's also about the joy writing can bring if we let it. It's about how that joy makes writing better in every way.
I'm the internationally bestselling author of three novels, which have been published around the world and translated into eight languages. My journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America, and I've taught writing and editing at some of the best post-secondary schools in Ontario, including the University of Toronto and Centennial College (publishing program).
Will you join me on this writing journey? My inspiring online course launches in Summer 2019 and I'll have much more to say about it soon.
Meanwhile ... Joy of Writing Manuscript Editing Services Have you written a first draft of fiction or creative non-fiction and you know it needs polishing, but you aren't sure how to get it to where it needs to be? Have you lost faith in a second or third draft? Are you on what feels like draft forty-five and completely turned around? I'm now taking on the substantive editing of a limited number of manuscripts per year. Pricing per standard-length (250-400 double-spaced pages) manuscript: $2500 plus HST, including substantive editing and consultation. Send me an email for more information on this service. Joy of Writing Mentorship/Coaching If you're in the midst of a draft, or have an idea you know is a book but you can't seem to get it off the ground, you may be in need of a writing mentor/coach. I'm now taking on a limited number of mentees per year. Email me for more information. When this service is full, I will post an update here. This is a bespoke service; pricing varies.
Joy of Writing Consulting Are you not sure what you need, but know you need help with your writing? I provide Skype, FaceTime or telephone SOS calls for $100/hr. Email for more information.
"All good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere." -- Anne Lamott