If you have an idea for a book, if you have the ten-year-old dream of writing your story, if you now are willing to grab, carve, and protect your time as a writer, I can be the motivating support to help you take the first steps. I am the cheerleader to remind you that you are the only person who is uniquely qualified to write your story. As writing coach, I supply feedback to assure the next steps are taken, and help you construct a realistic timeline with tips to stay on track and finish that book.
Twenty-eight years as an educator of young children, teenagers, and university students, along with fifteen years of life coaching have enabled me to hone the skills of evaluating, motivating, and helping clients reframe their words, ideas, and body language so it all fits into the puzzle of a congruent whole person or written piece.
- As writing coach I assist in idea formulation, and step-by-step planning to engineer a full story project.
- As cheerleader I can pick up my virtual pompoms and applaud each successive step that brings you to starting, continuing and fulfilling your writing dream.
- If you have an unfinished project, I help you don the Teflon to let the occasional negative remark slide right by.
Contact Ethel as your writing coach.
Books and Resources to Enhance Your Writing Life
Books to Enhance Your Writing Life
An American Childhood- Annie Dillard
Growing Up – Russell Baker
How to Get Happily Published – Judith Appelbaum
How To Register a Copyright and Protect Your Creative Work – Robert Chickering
Inventing the Truth: The Art & Craft of Memoir – edited by William Zinsser
Living Between the Lines – Lucy McCormick Calkins with Shelley Harwayne
Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings and Everything in Between – Richard Bausch
On Writing Well – William Zinsser
On Writing- A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King
Reading Like a Writer – Francine Prose
Self-editing for Fiction Writers – Renni Browne & Dave King
The Aladdin Factor – Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen
The Art of Fiction – Ayn Rand
The Art of Teaching Writing – Lucy McCormick Calkins
The Artists Way and The Vein of Gold – Julia Cameron
The Intuitive Writer – Gail Sher
The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
Turning Memories Into Memoirs – Denis Ledoux
What a Writer Needs – Ralph Fletcher
Why Women Earn Less – Mikelann Valterra
Writing and Publishing Personal Essays – Sheila Bender
Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg
Writing the Memoir- Judith Barrington
Writing to Learn – William Zinsser