Leigh Shulman: Rejection is Your Best Friend

http://placeholder Leigh’s gift: Plan Your Ideal Writing Life in Four Simple Steps Course Connect with Leigh Leigh Shulman founded The Workshop, an online mentoring community for writers at any stage in their writing lives. Her bestselling book The Writer’s Roadmap: Paving the Way To Your Ideal Writing Life helps thousands find their way in the […]

Rhonda Douglas: Finish Your Book Using DIY Writing Retreats

Rhonda’s gift: The Busy Writer’s Guide to DIY Writing Retreats Connect with Rhonda Rhonda Douglas is an award-winning Canadian poet, fiction writer and writing mentor. She’s the author of Welcome to the Circus (Freehand Books, 2015), How to Love a Lonely Man (Apt. 9 Press,  2013), and Some Days I Think I Know Things: The […]

Molly Thornton: I Finished My First Draft! Now What?

Molly’s gift: Connect with Molly Molly Thornton is a multi-genre writer and writing coach. Her hybrid manuscript Proof of You was long listed for both the [PANK] Big Book Contest and Dzanc Books’ Diverse Voices Prize. Her writing appears in Peach Mab, The LA Times, They Said collaborative writing anthology, Hippocampus Mag, The Seattle Globalist, […]

Rowan McCandless: From First Page to Publication

Rowan’s gift: A signed copy of her book, Persephone’s Children. Connect with Rowan Rowan McCandless’s writing has appeared in print and online journals. In 2018 she was long-listed for the Journey Prize and won the Constance Rooke CNF prize. In 2020, she received gold with the National Magazine Awards. She is the author of Persephone’s […]

Mary Kole: Your Story Matters

Mary’s gift: One free month of Good Story Learning, her writing resource website Connect with Mary Former literary agent Mary Kole founded Mary Kole Editorial in 2013 and provides consulting and developmental editing services to writers of all categories and genres, working on children’s book projects from picture book to young adult, and all kinds […]

Ronit Plank: When you’re not sure your story matters

Ronit’s gift: Audiobook or E-book of her memoir When She Comes Back Connect with Ronit Ronit Plank is a writer, teacher, and editor whose work has been featured in The Rumpus, The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, Writer’s Digest, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Her stories and essays have been nominated for the […]

Beth Kaplan: Writing the truth about yourself and others in memoir

Beth’s gift: Connect with Beth Beth Kaplan’s second memoir, “Loose Woman: my odyssey from lost to found,” about the spectacular year her life changed forever, was a finalist for the Whistler Independent Book Award. A former actress and the author of three previous nonfiction books, she has taught memoir writing for decades at Ryerson and […]

Kim Taylor Blakemore: Organize Your Creativity and Free Your Outline

Kim’s gift: Drawing for One of Three 30-minute Story Consultations Connect with Kim Kim Taylor Blakemore writes historical novels that feature fierce and often dangerous women. She is the author of the bestselling historical thrillers The Deception (Fall 2022), After Alice Fell and The Companion. Other novels include Bowery Girl and WILLA Literary Award winner […]

Beth Barany: Plot Like a Panster!

Beth’s gift: 7 Essential Keys to Planning Your Novel Connect with Beth Beth Barany is the founder of the Barany School of Fiction, a full suite of courses designed to help genre fiction writers experience clarity and get writing, so they can revise and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. A […]