Making the Shift to Writer

Reading my work out loud in front of other humans.

Reading my work out loud in front of other humans.

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.

What other students are saying:

“It was really transformative.”

-Mandy Canales

“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 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 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