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, I can help you see that what you have is usable and there IS a way through.
You may have been told that the road to being a writer is a long, lonely path. It is certainly a journey, but you don’t have to go it alone. I excel at highlighting the natural strengths of my clients’ work, and give you the tools to heighten your craft and execution of your ideas. I believe in my clients’ abilities to be finishers and I am invested in your success.
Experienced in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction and poetry, I deliver guidance through a careful balance of structure and openness. Through our partnership, you will lean into your own genius and strengthen your ability to discern what your project needs. Your vision and ability to craft it will be sharpened and exercised.
"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