Whether you're a poet, novelist, or another type of writer, I'll guide you on your journey. 


There's a lot of great information online about writing. 


The problem?

"How can a writing coach help?"

​Picture this: you're on a solo backpacking trip for the first time. You're nervous and excited. Have you packed everything you need? Too much?

Just as you head out on the trail, another hiker joins you. It turns out that she's a backpacking guide. Even better, she's headed in the same direction as your first camping spot. Relief floods you. Now, you can ask those questions you've been worrying about.

The guide goes through your pack with you and helps you pare down your heavy load. As you walk together, she points out important marks on the trail, and poisonous plants, and offers some simple tips when you arrive at camp. You ask all the questions that you've been wondering about.

​The moral of the story? You don't have to go it alone. 

With an experienced writing coach by your side, you'll experience: 

Joy is a methodical questioner who took the time to listen carefully to my answers in order to help me gain clarity on my writing business. She also outlined some concrete steps that would help me move forward in developing my business. ~JD

What will writer coaching help YOU accomplish? 

"Who is writer coaching for?"

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and years spent as a case manager, I’ve honed my counseling and coaching skills.


And as an INFJ, it’s always been second nature for me to help others to see the answers that lie inside through gentle but honest evaluation.


Together, we’ll set up simple plans and processes so that you'll finally finish your writing project.

"How often do we meet?"

Schedule one session or a fifty–it’s completely up to you. Some people find the answers they need in a single coaching call. Others enjoy ongoing meetings for more complicated issues, accountability, and for consistent motivation.

"How does it work?"

I work with clients one-on-one by phone. Each call lasts one hour. 

"What makes you an expert?"

My experience comes from failure . . . and lots of it. That's one of the reasons I most want to help other writers. I've been in the trenches and writing professionally for the past 15 years. I've dreamed of writing books since childhood. But I couldn't ever get myself to finish one. 


Now, with 11 published books under my belt (and counting!), I've learned how to work in a different way.  Implementing small changes, setting up simple systems, and being true to myself, have helped me find a joyful, long-term career as a writer. 



I've stopped chasing the gurus. Instead, I've finally found a way of writing that fits me. I think it would help you, too. If you're interested, you can read more about me and my writing journey. 

"What does it cost?"

Single coaching session: $110 

5+ coaching session package: $99/each 

10+ coaching session package: $90/each

Payment is made online via Square or PayPal at the time of booking. (Note: Both Square and PayPal allow for credit card payments, no account required.)

"I still have questions. What should I do?"

Feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you. Or book a complimentary 15-minute call and tell me where you're struggling. I love brainstorming! 

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