You may think that the road to being a writer is a long, lonely path. It certainly is a journey, but you don’t have to go it alone. You work hard to carve out time for your writing, and you deserve accountability and support to make the most of it. Your life is busy, but so is your creative mind.
Together, we find writing habits and processes that work for you and make strides on the projects that mean the most to you. Through highlighting the natural strengths of my clients’ work and offering you new tools, you will heighten your craft and elevate the execution of your ideas. I believe in my clients’ abilities to be finishers and I am invested in your success.
I work with writers who have the seed of an idea or hundreds of drafted pages to turn their creativity into completed work. Wherever you are in the process, you’ll benefit from individualized attention to understanding your blocks, and practical strategies that assure you there IS a way through.
Experienced in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction and poetry, I deliver guidance through a thoughtful balance of flexibility and limits. Through our partnership, you will learn to listen to your own genius and strengthen your relationship to your writing process.
"I knew I had a book that I needed to write, and I looked for a writing coach that could be my northstar during the process. Molly is a dream. She keeps me accountable, cheers me on, provides only constructive feedback that advances my skills. My writing has improved and she's always raising the bar so each chapter just gets better. With two kids and my own business to manage, I don't think I could have done it without her!" --Laura Close, Executive Coach
"To my family and friends, I'm considered a writer. Despite a lot of blogging and some beautiful phrasing in facebook posts, I haven't known how to move forward with any major projects. I joined Molly's workshop to build a more consistent writing practice and to challenge my limitations. I had no idea how much I would get out of it! In three months I have learned to take on dialogue (a major fear/unknown in the past) and how to recognize story arcs and techniques that are part of virtually any successful story. Molly provided reference materials and excellent examples to complement our writing processes and I have a long reading list to build on moving forward. The pace was also perfect—each session providing something new that explained a piece of writing I didn't realize I needed clarification on, as well as a sense that I can, actually, do this. I am thrilled to continue working with Molly and building my writing practice with her extremely effective coaching."
-- Megan MacDonald, Writer
"I've so enjoyed working with Molly as a writing coach extraordinaire! She's been wonderful for my sensitive writing soul in encouraging me to just be my own authentic voice and follow the vision. I had been stuck in my novel and with some genius suggestions on where and when to use backstory, I was suddenly back in the game after a whole year hiatus.
Plus, she offered many interesting sidebars that showcased various writing techniques of famous writers and our discussion of the different strategies, creative vision, and writing mechanics and how it related to our work gave me new inspiration each time. It was brilliant!
I would recommend anyone to Molly who has something in the works they need expert writing nudges to get to that next level -- and ultimately to get the work published. She has been just stellar in all of her advice, always right on and exactly what you need to hear in a nonjudgmental yet clear and concise voice. It's been great working with her and I'm well on my way to getting this thing DONE at long last!"
-- Shelley Courter, Novelist