“April has a wonderful gift for giving thoughtful, specific, very useful notes on writing projects. I recently had her read a draft of a feature script and she had a great idea for a new scene that ended up addressing several character and story issues all at once and it was a breeze for me to write it. She is intuitive, intelligent, articulate, kind, good-humored, very well-educated and experienced in the art of workshopping material.”
More About April
As a writer and story coach with more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of filmmaking, writing, and visual arts, I have developed an intuitive approach to coaching that helps writers, filmmakers, and other artists reach their creative goals.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television from The University of British Columbia, I held various positions on feature films, documentaries and TV shows. Since then, I have written and published novels, short stories, poems, and articles for traditional and independent markets.
My love of oil painting has informed my writing in a variety of unexpected ways. Since 2008, I’ve exhibited in multiple group and solo shows and I return to painting as often as I can. For 9 years, I worked with StoryTellings, a business consulting firm that uses story techniques to help companies and organizations to develop meaningful marketing visions.
I’ve led writing groups and workshops since 1999. Past offerings include: The Elements of Fiction, Beyond the First Draft, Story Structure for Fiction Writers, and Eat, Drink, Write.
An ongoing passion for the intricacies of storytelling led me to develop Deep Story Design, an intensive writing workshop that focuses on integrating a writer’s unique passion for storytelling with enhanced perspectives and skills in story structure and character development.
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