I’ve been a 1:1 Writing Coach for over 20 years, helping hundreds of students through all stages of their writing projects.
When you write alone, do you have trouble:
- Meeting writing goals?
- Finding structure?
- Finishing projects?
- Create writing goals and achieve them
- Learn important craft elements such as character, plot, action, structure, dialogue, pacing, and how to hook readers
- Work on agent queries and book proposals
- Understand the publishing world.
To set up your first appointment, contact me with the subject:
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ME:
"Hi Julie! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for amazing feedback. I was more nervous than I anticipated I would be having never had anything I've created critiqued, but it was sooooo helpful.
I agree with just about everything that you and my classmates raised, and it was really interesting (...and again helpful) to hear the consistency in the parts that people responded to most strongly...and the parts that were seen as less important. In committing these first pages to paper, there was ...and still is....so much about this story that I didn't know, and that I have to work out and discover. The writing exercises that we've been doing and the feedback are invaluable tools to figuring it out.
I'm so glad that I signed up for your class!"
Linda Pratt Kimmel, agent at Wernick & Pratt Agency
"Hi Julie ~Thought you'd be interested in knowing that the novel manuscript you helped me with . . . Cowboy Code . . . is a finalist for the Exeter Award in the UK. The judge is an agent and may represent the book. I'm told there were hundreds of entries from all over the world and just six finalists. Thank you again for your help with the manuscript. It feels so much stronger now, and the affirmation of being a finalist raises my hopes for publication. Your comments helped me see my manuscript in a new light and hone the focus more sharply on my POV character. I restructured the opener to bring more gravitas to the story and through your eyes was able to see the major theme of the novel. Your astute comments were immensely valuable!"
Louella Bryant, student, LouellaBryant.com
"I took three writing classes with Julie -- all of them were amazing. Julie has an innate sense for how to hold space, which is incredibly important for this kind of intimate class environment. She also has a gift for giving spot-on feedback, which she conveys honestly without being harsh. As an added bonus, the other students have become my new writer friends!"
Julie Seltzer, student, Julieseltzer.net
"Julie is a wise, generous, fantastic teacher and writing coach. With her help, I got an agent for my memoir and had several pieces published in national publications, including The New York Times. You will not be disappointed in Julie. She's the real deal!" Laura Zam, student, LauraZam.com
"Julie is a wonderfully sensitive and insightful teacher. All of my stories have been improved by her spot-on critiques and wise suggestions. I've grown immeasurably as a writer in her classes, and I eagerly sign up every time she offers another one."
K. Holt-Browning, editor, student
"I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop, and I learned so much! Thank-you! I plan to do another one in the near future, and then explore that one on one option. I have a lot more confidence in my writing than I did before, and have picked up on a couple of techniques that have gotten my motor revved up again."
Pam Woodard, student
"Julie's writing classes have been pivotal for me as a writer. I started out just wanting to explore creative writing as a hobby, and now I am about to complete my first novel. Julie's insightful commentary, wise facilitation of the group, and brilliant articulation of the craft has given me the knowledge, tools, and motivation to commit to my writing. I couldn't have gotten here without her." Anna Nuse Brady, student
"Julie Chibbaro has been my writing coach for the past 6 months. During this time, through her support and encouragement, I've not only experienced an improvement in my writing skills but also in my writing confidence. When I recently went through a severe case of writer's block, Julie helped me dig deep until we brought to light the issues that were blocking me. In addition to navigating me through the depths of writer's block despair, Julie has armed me with an arsenal of priceless writing tools and techniques that will last a lifetime. I look forward to working with Julie as I continue to develop and practice my writing craft." George-Ann Sauer, student
"Julie Chibbaro’s writing class has been quite valuable to me as I’m struggling with my second book. Her class exercises are useful and thought provoking. Her critiques are on target, perceptive, kind yet instructive. One has the feeling that she and the other students are really pulling for you as a writer, which makes the space feel supportive. The caliber of the work of the other students in the class is quite impressive."
--R. Thompson, student
"I want to thank you for the great job you did keeping us organized. I never dreamed I could learn that much in 5 classes. You’re an inspiration."
--Catherine Michelin, student
"I've thoroughly enjoyed your class and your lessons have sparked a joy for reading and writing, and a sense of optimism, that I haven't felt since I was a teenager. I'm going to sign up for another class in the spring and continue to write in the meantime. So thank you very much!"
"I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you. You have been great. I really enjoyed having you as an instructor for this class. You were kind in your critiques while showing me where I needed more effort. Much appreciated."
"Thank you for your so kind, instructive, helpful comments."