Hello and thank you for visiting this website. My name is Debra. I am the author of the book
Everyone's A Guru and a professional writing coach. I also work as an editor, writer, proofreader, analyst and screenplay consultant.
You may be a writer with a work in progress, or someone who has dreamed of telling your life story. Or how 'bout the one featuring your great-aunt Matilda leaving her farm back in Iowa to join the WAVES? Maybe you have a great idea for the next big film, but
know nothing about how a screenplay is put together. Characters you have read about in favorite books entice you to create your own. But you aren't sure about arc or plot, or how to write so people
keep turning the page.
Do you have a biography in mind? Or are you working on your own web content to promote your business? What do you need?
Whether of a novel, a short-story, or a film - completion is yours for the asking. So, if you muster the courage to step up to the plate, I'm here to help you hit the home run.
Not everyone who has a great idea actually begins the process of writing it down. Even fewer complete the work. A writer writes. You may have heard that before. I think I first heard it 25 years ago in a
talk about Studs Terkel. I don't recall if he was being quoted. Doesn't matter. What matters is: a writer writes!
As a coach, my purpose is to assist you in any way I am able, toward envisioning, outlining, shaping, refining, and completing your goal. To actually get your content down. And have fun doing it. Yes, writing can be serious work. Hard work.
But when you are caught up in something you love, time stops, and the work itself is the reward.
Together, we will (remember that word!) accomplish much.
Location isn't an issue. Much of the work is done by phone and online, via Skype. I have worked with writers on four continents this way.
I bring more than 30 years of encouraging writers and artists, combined with a solid desire to see you succeed. I match
the obvious basic writing skills with patience, conscientiousness, and determination - all of which I hope my clients will come to emulate.
I am a good listener, and guarantee you happy results through our coaching sessions.
While technique and ability are factors required, I aim to get my writers to the core of what it is they are trying to say. What's truly important?
Poets learn early on to keep to vital words and novelists and screenwriters can benefit from this as well. Through coaching, you will grow
and be able to tell your story your way.
Writing is as much about soul and heart as it is about style and voice. Think of the books or poems, maybe song lyrics, which have moved you. Why was that? You, too,
can write well! It's not that difficult. As your writing coach, I can help you get beyond anxiety, blocks, or frustrations. We'll sort through whatever
you feel might be a conflict or concern, deal with them, and move ahead to meet your goals.
I'll help you find the treasure that is hidden within you. And I know if I believe in you, you will indeed believe in yourself.
So let's begin. Come inside and learn more. Make a commitment to yourself, and in no time at all, you'll look back and say, "I did it!"
Write, read, rewrite, write!
Thank you! I look forward to working with you.