Personal Writing Coaching
Hi, Ashmae here. I love writing, I love helping people unearth their own abilities to write. Like truly, it is my favorite thing. And I'm good at it. I received an MFA in poetry in 2011. I have taught writing at university, through my own courses, through dozens of events in different states as part of my book tour, and in personal settings for well over a decade. I'd love to help you in whatever stage of writing you're at.
I focus primarily on short creative writing pieces, which include poetry, essay, memoir, creative non-fiction, and pieces that don't know what genre they are yet.
Who is this for:
-Beginning writers looking to gain confidence in their voice and story
-Advanced writers needing an external motivation and another skilled set of eyes to workshop their pieces
-High school students looking to refine their college application statements/essays
-People writing personal histories and/or memoir
-College students needing outside tutoring or writing grad school applications
-People who haven't yet written a single word but would like to
How this works:
You purchase one of more sessions for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
I'll send you a link to a calendar to schedule our meeting times.
For each session you send me a piece of writing, up to 3 pages double-spaced, or up to 5 poems. I read your writing and give written feedback throughout the work and a paragraph of your strengths and areas for improvement. And then we meet up on the internet using a video platform and go through the writing together. This is so much fun, trust me. I will point out strengths, give suggestions and ideas to improve your writing in a 30-minute session. Note, if you haven't written anything yet, we will spend 60 minutes talking about possible ideas, barriers, ways to get started, etc...
I will include some final thoughts, suggestions and questions to use as you continue writing. I will also include some writers, or specific pieces of writing you can look up that are tailored to your piece.
I see the opportunity to discuss your writing face to face as an incredible opportunity for growth, understanding and expansion.
Here's what some previous students had to say about their session: