The internet has become a way of life for many people. It has given hope to those who might not have discovered their talents, like writing. Publishing a book is hard enough with finding an agent and a publishing company, let alone the writing itself. Now, thanks to places like Amazon and Smashwords, people have a chance to self-publish their books. It is because of this; people need to relearn the tools they need to write to bring their authentic voices to the surface. I am committed to helping those people improve their writing to help strengthen their voices.
My approach to coaching is with constructive feedback and the use of open-ended questions. Constructive feedback is a way to help the writers to think and improve their performance and help set their goals and strategies. By using open-ended questions, it forces the writers to dig deep into the plot and discover their characters have more to say and do. I will also work one-on-one with the writers. All feedback is between the one writer and me. I will not share the feedback with the other writers. This builds trust between the writer and me.
Not only will I proofread the writer’s work, but I will line-edit, structural edit, and copy-edit their work. In doing so, it will help make sure everything is coming together smoothly. I will do more than look over their work once. I will work side-by-side until the writer feels their work is ready.
My primary focus is on Speculative Fiction with a blend of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I focus on short-story fiction, novellas, and short scripts. As an editor for Coffee House Writers, I have edited and coached multiple genres, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I focus, not only on the flow of the story but on how they, the writers, can use alternative words to enhance the readers’ experience. By using open-ended questions, the writers add more to the story, from body language to describe the environment. I am honest and open with the writers I intern with. I work with them every step of the way during their revision process and answer questions they may have. Plus, my internship as a writer at Coffee House Writers, and prior internships at SNHU Odyssey, and Digital Fox Media allowed me to gain valuable experience in entertainment and nonfiction writing.
Along with the skills I have obtained from my internships, I have a history of research, writing, and editing in the academic field. I earned my Associate of Arts in Communications from the University of Phoenix. I received my Bachelor’s (focused on fiction and screenwriting) and Master’s in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and I will complete my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a certificate in Professional Writing at Southern New Hampshire University in January 2020.
If you work with me, not only will I work one-on-one with you, but I will bring to the table the sense of teamwork.
Mystical Night Media, LLC is a new small publishing house. The company was established in September of 2019.
University of Phoenix
Southern New Hampshire University
Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
English & Creative Writing
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
English, Creative Writing, & Professional Writing
I will update you with the final grades from the MFA Program.
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