Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Living that digital nomad life, writing in Florence, Italy.

Living that digital nomad life, writing in Florence, Italy.

I’m the kind of person who needs help, a clear plan, and accountability to actually get things done. That’s why I’ve taken more classes than I can count, hired coaches, and made sure that I have someone waiting for my work. That’s what helped me get published in The New York Times, Elle, Vice, and Slate. It’s what got me my agent. It helped me quit wasting time, finally call myself a writer, and become a full-time freelancer.

 

If you need help making these changes, here’s how I can help.

Making the Shift to Writer

There comes a time where you have to decide to go for it, to take the risk, put in the work, and change your life in order to answer the question for yourself: Am I a writer?

To make the shift to dedicated writer, we’ll work through Welcome to the Writer’s Life together.

You’ll get:

  • Accountability for completing each exercise in the book.

  • My personal responses to each of your answers.

  • Comments and suggestions for how you can overcome your blocks.

If you know you tend to wander off on yourself after making a promise to do something, I’ll keep you on track. We’ll work together for 6 weeks over email to have you complete the book and make a plan for yourself to continue working and make this the year you start taking writing seriously.

Full-time to Freedom to Write

Stuck in a cubicle? I’ve been there, escaped, and now I’m going back to free the others! Together we’ll make a business plan to get you out of the office walls and into a freelance routine that buys you time to write. We’ll look at the psychology of getting the work done, how to think like an entrepreneur, and how to network to create your freelancing business and make a plan for launch. I’ll show you the steps that helped me launch my writing career over this three-month program.

You’ll get:

  • 60 lessons over 12 weeks, each with one step you can take that day to make your freelancing life a reality.

  • A 30-minute weekly videochat session to discuss your needs and what steps you should take next.

  • More than a dozen templates for keeping track of submissions, sources, clients, and invoicing.

Contact me for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss which program is right for you.

 

 What other students are saying:

“Before working with Paulette, I had a dozen unfinished short stories that were scattered about like miscellaneous engine parts. As much as I wanted to assemble them into something cohesive, I was plagued by procrastination, disorganization and doubt. Paulette helped me set realistic deadlines and showed me where I was getting stuck. Paulette has been a huge catalyst in my writing practice. She strikes a perfect balance between honesty and empathy, and has a great sense of humor.”

-Annabel Sherwood


"When I started the coaching with Paulette, I didn't know how to write aside from reading and 1,000 words a day. Paulette offered small writing exercises to help me work outside my comfort zone, recommended resources and literary magazines where I could learn more about the industry, and offered support and constructive feedback the entire time. When I fell behind, she encouraged me to keep going and work through my obstacles. Now I've become a regular at my library, have a growing writer's network, and techniques to help dig myself out of writer's block. I also got my first writing job as a copywriter, thanks to Paulette."

-Martin Sorensen

 

“I was stuck before working with Paulette. I had ideas and when deeply inspired, I would write. I got stuck because I didn’t have systems or schedules that worked for me, and I was in the habit of setting unrealistic goals which I did not meet. Paulette helped me identify where I was strong and where I needed help. She gave me practical suggestions that helped me organize my writing, stick to a schedule and keep going even when uninspired. I still get stuck at times but now I’m able to get unstuck by relying on Paulette’s suggestions. Her coaching was invaluable and continues to be invaluable. I look forward to working with Paulette again.”

-Jennifer McDermott