Emily Helps Slay My Inner Dragons... "My weekly conversations with Emily by telephone are as good as 'in persons' because of her acute ability to listen. She is honest, though always kind, in saying what doesn't work well, and though she suggests alternatives, she makes certain that the last word on how to proceed is mine. She removes walls, help me step over debris, and at times, picks up one of her medieval swords to help slay my Inner Critic dragon. I always come away excited, with new direction and confidence in my ability to do what I need to do with my writing." Sheila Weinstein
Emily's peculiar genius... "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?
These are the kinds of questions we tale tellers "work on" at Emily's "work shops." The angel, bright or dark, must be conjured before words can truly attach." Kurt Blankmeyer
There is nothing quite so rewarding and beautiful... "Emily is always harping on burrowing into your unconscious. She believes you'll find something there that terrifies you and if you can break the barrier, you’ll discover a rich source of writing. It happened to me. I more in charge of yourself. I have a lot less demons running my life.
There is nothing quite so rewarding and beautiful as discovering your inner self. The price is high: rejection, anger, loss, a certain scaredshitness that comes along with the writing, but the journey is worth it." Tom Brennan