STORY JAM WITH SUZANNE
SPOTS ARE BOOKING FAST FOR SPRING, 2024!
Gain clarity and have fun writing again so you can get published!
Get unstuck and re-energize your writing with valuable feedback and a hearty dose of encouragement on a section of your work-in-progress. This fun and relaxed coaching experience is designed to help you fall in love with your writing project again. The more you adore what you’re working on, the more agents, editors and readers will too.
Every writer needs to hear the words “your story matters and I know you can do this” mid-project. I’m here to believe in you.
Ways a Story Jam with me can re-ignite your writing dreams:
Gain valuable clarity on the steps to take towards publishing
Share your writing with a careful and caring reader/editor
Get fresh perspective and solutions you might not have thought of
Blast through blocks and obstacles with renewed courage
Enjoy the creative process again.
Why do I offer Story Jams?
The Story Jam is my bestselling coaching package because it works to answer your questions, address your fears and re-energize your writing. My feedback is encouraging, informative, compassionate (see my Ethical Stands) and we’ll have fun!
What writers have used Story Jams for:
To see if what they’re writing is a book and how to shape it as one
Support and feedback while writing a novel
To talk through novel plot issues and obstacles
First feedback on book projects no one else has read yet
To fine tune writing to get it submission ready for agents and editors
For 25 years I’ve worked as an author, editor, story director, and university creative writing instructor as well as a coach, and what writers need most is the tenacity and courage to see their visions through. My passion is helping writers like you express yourself fully with creativity and candour.
I’m here to support your writing dreams.
MAKE YOUR PATH TO PUBLISHING EASIER WITH ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FROM SUZANNE.
Is a Story Jam right for you?
A Story Jam is ideal for you if for you’re ready to:
Get unstuck, get clear and move your writing forward
Receive valuable feedback on 75 pages
Have fun collaborating with me
Share your story and writing as a gift to the world
It’s NOT for you if you don’t have 75 pages of your project written yet (keep writing and come back when you do, or, if you’re writing non-fiction consider Authorship, which will support you from the start).
It’s also not for you if you’re not open to constructive and helpful feedback on your writing.
If you need a full manuscript evaluation let’s talk! We can do a series of three Story Jams or a bespoke package (if I have the available time).
What you get:
Two hour-long live coaching sessions: one to identify your goals, and how to get there; and another to talk through my feedback in detail
All your project and publishing questions answered
Careful developmental editing on 75 pages (double spaced, 12pt font) with comprehensive feedback in track changes, PLUS 3-4 pages of overall direction notes and suggestions
Encouragement and fun collaboration with a coach on your side
What my authors are saying:
"Your belief in my book made all the difference, Suzanne. Your skilled editing helped me 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
"As a non-native English speaker, I needed help with awkward sentences, info dumps, and overwriting that were taking readers away from my novel's characters, story, and action. Suzanne was a superhero in fixing these issues. She is seasoned but remains accommodating, efficient, and friendly. I loved my working experience with her."
Mustahid Husain, 2023
YOUR WRITING DREAMS ARE SO WORTHWHILE!