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“I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Paris participating in April’s story workshop. She made the learning process accessible with a clear structure, fantastic notes and was completely inspiring. So much so that later in the year I had several hours of one to one coaching with April. Her knowledge, gentle strength and utter belief in my creative potential continues to carry me through a challenging process that I have struggled for years to extract on my own but which, under her purposeful guidance, is unfolding.”

~ Michelle Saleeba, Artist, Expressive Art Facilitator & Writer, Perth, Western Australia

Story Coaching

Coaching is always customized to the unique needs of the writer. Story coaching can help you bring a new story to life or guide you to get an existing story back on track. It is helpful at any stage of the story-making process. If you have an idea for a story, the beginnings of a rough draft, or a nearly polished manuscript, story coaching can help you reach your next creative goal.

A story coach…

  • is aware of the highs and lows of creative writing
  • possesses strong writing and story craft skills
  • is devoted to the process of meaning-making through storytelling
  • honors the mystery inherent in the creative process
  • respects the discipline required to bring vision into form

Email me to set up a free 20 minute consultation. Single sessions as well as packages of 3 or 5 sessions are available.

If you are working in a different creative field, or are just beginning to write and not yet developing stories, we can come up with creativity coaching plan that supports you as you establish practices and goals. As a trained creativity coach, I have worked with a variety creative people: writers, visual artists, musicians, actors, and others. Bringing creative visions into tangible form is a process consisting of different stages – the first flush of inspiration, initial attempts, trial and error, deep commitment to process, follow through, and ultimately, completion. Other packages and single sessions are also available.

Manuscript & Script Consultation

I read manuscripts or screenplays and offer story development or editorial feedback. Quotes for this type of consultation are estimated on a project-by-project basis. Please email for more information. deepstorydesign@gmail.com

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