You know the old saying — “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Just days after I had decided I would learn to become a brilliant and prolific fiction writer, lo and behold, in walked Deb McLeod.
Deb is a creative writing coach, and she volunteered her time to run before-and-after workshops during NaNoWriMo this past November. I’m so glad she did, because that’s where I first met her.
She gave me simple, powerful tools to help me write my first novel, which is rapidly becoming a multi-book series (look for more information on the “Annabel” series, coming Summer 2013) then gave me even more tools to help me process and edit it and make it even better. Recently, I paid to attend one of her “Beat Party” workshops, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in writing any kind of story — from novel to short story to powerful memoir. I’m taking another workshop of hers later on this month, AND I just joined her marketing mastermind for authors.
And you know me, right? I only brag about badass people I think are brilliant at what they do, totally committed to helping people, and fun to work with.
Deb doesn’t know I’m writing this post, and I suspect she’ll be pretty surprised to read it. In other words, this is a completely unsolicited testimonial. And no, I don’t get a commission or fee or any kind of compensation (well, maybe just a big hug the next time I see her) if you sign up for any of her stuff.
I’m just passing this along because she’s too good for people NOT to know about her. Especially if you’re a blossoming writer, or one who is ready to take “story” to the Next Level.
At the very least, go sign up for her mailing list. Better yet, hire her to help coach you in writing your book. She’s mindful of your style, your story, and she’s fully committed to helping you make it as fabulous as possible.
And tell her Amy sent ya. 😉 Click here to meet Deb.