Within 7 to 8 short months, we nailed it all thanks to the patience and excellent direction of Emily... "When we began our joint effort to embark on writing a novel, we were flying blind. To clarify it, we wrote our whole book in narrative! We definitely needed help! Being used to writing poetry, prose and short stories; we lacked the knowledge of writing dialogue, point of view, technique, dramatic tension, etc. Emily, agreeing to work with us,came in and definitely saved the day!
Within 7 to 8 short months, we nailed it all thanks to the patience and excellent direction of Emily! Chapter by chapter, scene by scene, character by character, we grew as writers under her tutelage.We are better writers now (much better) and certainly more confident. Also, Emily made us feel proud and eager to continue always giving us inspiration.
She is not only a great teacher; she is enormous fun! We had a blast and welcomed each new session – it was exciting for us!But most of all, this whole time working together, we had so many laughs and enjoyed a new friendship too. Sharing ideas is so great for all writers; it is part of our journey!
Our story is a labor of love and we are indebted to Emily from the bottom of our hearts and look so forward to working with her in the future."
~ Fran Cooney and Caryn Shaw
I now have a completed novel that is far beyond my wildest expectations... "I hired Emily Hanlon as a writing coach to help me complete my first novel. It was in draft state and I needed help me figure out how to convey my complex storyline. It was immediately apparent that she understood the deepest emotionality of the story's message and intuitively knew how to help me access my own unconscious creative process. Suddenly, I was discovering critical new characters that were driving the tale into surprising directions. 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
I went through your critique of my novel last night and read all your comments. Excellent throughout! Amazing how you picked up the things I felt weren’t there, yet didn’t know why or what to do about them...You have been a great teacher and friend... I'm sure there are countless others like me too - who would be trapped in our own minds and our own darkness if you hadn't coaxed us, with your gentle approach, your sincere encouragement and your complete non-judgment of who we are—into finding our way through the words waiting to come out on our pages. ~ Susan Omilian