imagine | unfold | clarify
Get intimate with your inner urge to blossom creatively. Let me help you
imagine, unfold and clarify your words into forms and forums that accurately
reflect who you are and what you want to share with the world.
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? Perhaps an
artistic hand to hold along the way?
from concept | through co-creation |
Creativity coaching 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.
As your muse-on-standby, I gently 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, presentation, web/blog content,
advertising/branding campaign, family history, pitch letter, magazine article,
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 marketing, PR and
publishing experience into the mix. See my Editor and
pages for details on this.
I can also coach you 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
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, jump
over to my Editor page.
Ghostwriting | Co-Authorships
Do you believe in ghostwriters? You may not see them but they’re real. This
apparition is a writer who pens a project under someone else’s name with their
consent. They can create whole books out of vapor or, through some mysterious
voodoo, transform a pile of gobbledygook into a polished manuscript. I am one
such entity. Essentially, I write for hire in the shadows on behalf of my
clients and they take all the publishing credit.
Have a story to tell but don’t want to write it?
Want to bring your idea to fruition but don’t have the time?
Looking to create brand exposure for your professional expertise through
authorship but have no desire to actually write a book?
I accept a limited number of projects each year as either ghostwritten books
or co-authorships (in which I share publishing credit with my fellow author).
These are works in which I passionately believe in the message, integrity and
salability of the author, and am drawn to collaborate with them on a level
beyond editing and consulting. If you’d like to be considered for an assessment,
I would be delighted to talk with you about your project. Begin by sending a
synopsis and marketing pitch to me via email and I will be in touch.
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Workshops | E-courses | and More
On an ongoing basis, I offer a membership program, e-courses and
workshops that present in-depth information about the
art, craft, practice and business of writing. Each one consists of equal parts
creative spark and writing/publishing industry smarts — and for good measure, a
loving kick in the rear. You will end each workshop or course with a solid
direction for your project and the enthusiasm to begin pronto.
In short, my goal as a writer and author is to encourage and support you in
living your OWN dream as a writer or author.
Need immediate inspiration?
Fees for all projects are contingent on level of editing required, length of
project and my involvement in the process.
Gina’s Clients Speak:
“Gina’s writing consult left me
inspired, motivated and confident, and with my head spinning in thought. I woke
up the next day determined to take productive writing steps. By 3 o’clock, I had
the layout for my book figured out. In the next 30 hours, I had put 3,500 words
on paper, including my chapter one, which set up the entire book. I doubt that I
would have achieved these crucial first steps if I hadn’t crossed paths with
Gina. — Sam Angelo, Vice President, Bethany Hospice
“Gina is both creative and logical—an intelligent writer, a wise mentor and
an all-around pleasant person. She did a wonderful job of taking all my
splintered comments and putting them in her creative blender. And her publishing
expertise helped me find a home for my book. Gina seems to have a patent on some
special magic dust that she sprinkles on everyone’s writing.”
— Roger Hall,
“Working with Gina really cleared a path for me and just following through on
the direction she gave me was so much fun. I mean, wow! She gave me exactly what
I needed to move forward.” — Amber
“Thank you, thank you! Our conversation crystallized several things. The
ideas you shared really opened some mental doors and helped take off the
self-imposed brakes. In fact, my book will be on Kindle in 72 hours!”
Gina has helped me become a
more conscientious writer. Our teacher-student relationship enabled me
to look deeply into myself and express my thoughts more clearly. Gina’s
expertise, understanding and kindness served me tremendously as we
worked together on my memoir. She helped me see that I am no longer the
person I was when I wrote it. I have evolved . . . and for this, I thank
you, Gina! — Deborah Ivanoff