Creativity
Consulting

Words are potent medicine.

They have the power to inspire, to inform, to edify, to beguile, to dispute, to include, to catalyze, to heal. Writing them can be cathartic, freeing or terrifying. Sending your creations out into the world may be exhilarating, uncertain, daunting. 

Yes, writers feel it all, and then some.

I get it. That’s why I do what I do. In fact, my clients describe me as equal parts editor, therapist and spiritual counselor. I sense the preciousness of projects yearning to emerge. I enhance and add narrative sparkle, while retaining the writer’s unique voice. 

I guess you could call me a muse-ologist. I mix ideas and language then stir it, shake it, infuse a dash of whimsy, and serve it up neat or fancy. 

You see, I know first-hand that when you feel wild and free to tell your story, you become awake. You encounter and open the door to the mystery of yourself, without apology. 

Liberate & Create

Creativity consulting is my method for helping you arrive at that accurate reflection of who you are as a writer and what you want to achieve creatively. I give you a clear sensory experience of what you’re going to feel and accomplish through working with me, and I’ll guide you through the demi-steps and leaps of taking your idea(s) from brain candy to tangible reality.

You’ll experience steady results because we will set goals around your desired outcomes, and your delight in the journey of getting there will be its own reward. The project can be anything in word form: a print or e-book, movie script, keynote, website or blog content, branding campaign, pitch deck, magazine feature, academic dissertation, you name it.

I will also support you in thinking through the all-important marketing aspects of your project:

  • What are your publishing goals?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Why is your message unique?
  • How will you promote it?
  • Should you obtain a literary agent?
  • Self-publish or seek a book contract?

 

As we work together and when appropriate, I blend my Editing, Publishing Consulting and Author Support services and experience into the mix.

Imagine | Unfold | Clarify

  • Agonized by uncertainty or writer’s block?
  • Want to be aroused from your creative slumber?
  • Need a shot of inspiration to get started?
  • Jazzed about a topic you’d like to write on but don’t know where to begin?
  • Inundated with ideas and need guidance honing the best ones?
  • Feeling a sense of ennui with your writing?
  • Looking for a lift to a more exalted and lovely creative space?
  • Need to develop successful lifestyle habits that support your writing goals?
  • Want a roadmap to get you through the entirety of your project?

Writing [and publishing] isn't about making money, getting famous, getting laid or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.

Stephen King

Be careful with whom you choose to share your creative gems, especially if they are still unpolished and mined from a very deep place or very high source.

from Gina’s book, "Everything Matters, Nothing Matters"

Coaching around the big-picture aspects of your writing life

  • Want to become a writer but don’t know how to break in the biz?
  • Wish to switch from day job to full-time writer but skittish about doing so?
  • Have a certain level of writing success and now want to notch it up?
  • Looking to broaden the scope or reach of your writing?
  • Need a strategy for breaking into niche writing?
  • What about the “business” of writing—the accounting, tax, legal and financial considerations?

 

If you already have a manuscript, book proposal or other piece of writing in the works and need a solid critique, revision assistance or top-shelf edit, check out my Editing.

The Words of Gina's Clients

A word after a word after a word is power.

—Margaret Atwood—

What do you want to do with writing?