Do you yearn to be writing fiction but fear you have no imagination or writing ability?
Are you looking to develop your writing skills and fiction writing techniques?
Are you writing a novel or are finishing a first draft of a novel and don't know where to go next?
Are you looking for a writing coach to edit your novel?
Are you looking for a private writing coach or a writing workshop that supports your development as a writer and offers professional guidance?
You've Come to the Right Place!
I am a novelist with a passion for
teaching others how unleash their stories and put them down on
the often unfriendly page. I know how to do this: I've been writing
fiction all my life and have been, for over thirty years, a writing coach for others on the writing
and creative journey. I know what stops people from writing and what unleashes the creative flow.
"Emily's peculiar genius is helping fiction writers to find, feed,
wrestle and live with their demons or muses. Where do my stories
and characters come from, how do they take shape in me, how can
I allow and at the same times manage, their release onto the unfriendly,
staring page? The angel, bright or dark,
must be conjured before words can truly attach." ~ Kurt Blankmeyer
My Two-pronged Method of Coaching: Teaching Craft and Unleashing Creative Passion!
The Five Ingredients of the Scene is a method that I have developed over more than thirty years of coaching. This simple yet effective method takes the mystery out of creating characters and developing the story line. However, craft alone cannot unlock the mystery of writing. Unleashing your passion is the magic ingredient. Even when you think that your writing is worthless, creative passion will keep you writing!
Unleashing your creativity can be the most challenging aspect of our work together. It is also the most rewarding. Passion is the key, and I know how to unleash it in you. Developing the writer in you — whether you are a beginner, have been writing for a while, or have books published —is what I do best.
What My Students Say About My Coaching
hired Emily Hanlon as a writing coach to help me complete my first novel. It was
in its draft state when we met, and I needed her to help me figure out how to
convey my complex storyline. From beginning
to end, thanks to Emily's probing and meaningful insights, I experienced the joy
of seeing myself evolve as a writer. I now have a completed novel that is far
beyond my wildest expectations!" ~ Jackie Bennett
one knows as well as Emily Hanlon how to access that deep and rich inner world
where our best characters and stories live." ~Gabriella King