Why Should You Contact Me?
Many of the most effective business people I know are lousy writers. They could write well if they had the inclination and the time, but wisely, they spend their time in the areas where they are most effective–running their business. When you delegate the things that are not your bailiwick, you free up more of your time to do things like run your business or . . . enjoy a nice afternoon of golf or a walk with your loved ones.
I write all the time. If I’m not working on my business pieces, I’m journaling. If I’m not journaling, I’m writing novels. And if I’m not writing, I’m reading about writing, learning, and living well. I started writing as a counter-point to my graduate school studies in Educational Psychology, specifically in research and statistics. It was a lot of numbers and equations. I began writing short stories as a creative outlet and won some regional awards. So I have experience with the structure of story. Stories are the most memorable vehicle for delivering information. People love stories that resonate with their own lives. Stories bring people closer together. I have regional magazine credits as well. If you are interested in these contact me and I’d be glad to send some along to you.
When I decided to write professionally, I searched for the basic why and created a statement that distilled my motivation down to a couple of sentences: I like people. I like to listen to their stories, find out what’s working (or not) for them, how we can improve our lives. Finally, I like to write their stories and create a cohesive narrative. I like these things. It’s one of the greatest pleasures in my life.
I’ve been writing and teaching since 2003. I taught memoir, poetry and magazine writing to adults as well as Sociology at the college level.
Other hobbies that dovetail with my interest in writing are health and wellness, Pilates, Tai Chi, meditation, walking, travel. You’ll see these interests reflected in some of my samples.
Even if your sole interest is in the writing process, you can contact me and I would be glad to toss ideas around with you.