Every writer needs support to succeed
You can go it alone, but the path is slower and more winding.
I know this because as an independent spirit I tried!
Hiring my own coach transformed my writing practice.
Now I want to show you everything I've learned, studied and taught, and guide you to what's possible!
I'm here to help you:
create and realize your writing purpose and vision
uncover your true writing voice so you can step into your power
navigate obstacles with grace, courage and compassion
celebrate your growth, progress and writing wins
identify your next steps, keep you accountable, and encourage you to keep going!
Let's get started!
Work with me one-on-one to envision and realize your writing dreams! Blast obstacles. Start and finish projects with encouragement along the way.
MS Level Up
Feedback and valuable perspective on a full-length manuscript, plus two encouraging coaching sessions exploring what's possible. See where your story can go!
The ultimate writing support to nurture and grow a writing practice or project at any stage, whether beginning, stuck in the messy middle or finishing.
Why choose writing coaching with me?
INFORMED BY NEUROSCIENCE
WITH THE LATEST IN CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS.
HEART CENTRED AND INTUITIVE
FEEL HEARD, VISIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD
FOCUS ON IMAGINATION, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS AND A LITTLE MAGIC!
Most of all, because it's about YOU!
I tailor every session to you and your needs, goals and writing vision. This is a unique experience created to help you grow and thrive as a writer! There's no cookie-cutter curriculum to my coaching because your fullest dreams and potential are bigger and bolder than that! Let's get you on a forward moving path with your writing, and get you writing with more courage, ease and enjoyment.
"Suzanne's manuscript evaluation was exactly what I needed. I had a complete first draft of a novel but I knew there were some problems and I was having trouble figuring out what to do. The evaluation gave me excellent and practical advice on my novel's structure and character arcs to help me realize my vision for the story. Suzanne also—this was important to me—told me what I was doing right.In general, working with Suzanne is great experience. You get the sense she really cares about your story and wants to help you bring it to its fullest potential. I'm currently re-drafting my novel using her recommendations to guide me. Where before I was confused and overwhelmed, now I feel good again about the direction it is taking. I highly recommend Suzanne."
Mary Davis, 2020
"Thank you so much, Suzanne. My Story Jam notes remind me of the extreme benefits of your coaching. I now have new tools to rework the existing story, and to build a solid structure and intrigue. The concept of a puzzle piecing together as characters develop is really vibrant."
Gerry Bast, 2022
"Your belief in my book made all the difference, Suzanne. Your skilled editing helped me plot, clarify, develop, rearrange, and write boldly. And then just personally now, as a writer, I feel creatively capable —beyond this one manuscript—equipped with your feedback and guidance. I love your collaborative, supportive approach, and am so grateful for the difference you've made in this book and those to come. I'll make sure I'm fortunate enough to work with you again."
Katie Lewis, 2022
"I feel so fortunate for Suzanne’s critique of my manuscript. Not only did she provide line-item corrections, but she laid out big-picture issues and raised key questions that have guided my revision process. In a later brainstorming session, she was generous with her time and helped me come up with some creative solutions."
Aaron Rabinowitz, 2021
AUTHOR COACHING WITH SUZANNE
All writers need support! Get one-on-one coaching tailored to you to help you move forward and keep going in pursuit of your writing dreams. This may include:
answers to your writing and publishing questions
support for the writing project(s) you’re working on
courage building and dream boosting
ways to get unstuck, move forward and complete projects
finding your unique writing voice and vision
writing craft and technique tips and tricks
support for establishing a regular writing practice
achievable milestone and goal creation
rejection reframing and recovery
creating your own pathways to writing success
WHAT YOU GET
An hour-long coaching session on Zoom to talk through what you need help on
effective creative strategies to support your goals and vision
A free copy of The Sparkle Technique to boost your writing energy
$140 USD* per session
Need a full edit?
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STORY JAM WITH SUZANNE!
Not sure if the short stories you're working on need more zing? Need help with a novel's plot strategy? Trying to focus an opener, demystify a messy middle or write a satisfying ending? Or perhaps you need help unpacking and applying an agent or editor's feedback. Perhaps your story has run out of steam and needs an infusion of fresh energy, and FUN. Maybe you'd like a careful and compassionate first reader on part of a new project.
I can help you with your specific project concerns no matter what stage of the process you're in. Book a Story Jam with me for a coaching session PLUS feedback on a section of what you're working on all tailored to your specific and unique writing goals and dreams.
WHAT YOU GET
substantive notes on any 30 pages of your work-in-progress in track changes, plus summarized in an overview letter
an hour-long coaching and synthesis session on Zoom to talk through the notes, possibilities, solutions and next steps
a complimentary copy of The Cinematic Lens Writing Method to help you make your story vivid
$360 USD* per session
24 years of experience as an editor, mentor and professional/published writer
contributing editor for Taddle Creek literary magazine
trained in creative writing instruction best practices via the University of Toronto
experience teaching via the University of Toronto
workshop leader via The Writers' Union of Canada, the University of British Columbia and elsewhere
experience leading writing teams and writing rooms for digital TV/film co-productions and narrative games
widely read in coaching methodologies, neuroscience, behavioural science, motivation and productivity
inclusive, anti-racist and trauma-informed (please see my ethical stands)
like all good coaches, I have my own coach who's helped me discover my own path to success!
I'm passionate about helping writers find ways to move forward and achieve their dreams
I genuinely care about you, your vision and your goals