Where you are with your writing is exactly the right place.

I’m offering private consultations on both specific projects and writing in general. 

 What this might look like:

* A writing accountability partner * A customized reading list to expand your scope and inspire your work * Personalized prompts to guide you into the heart of your story * Micro and/or macro feedback on your work in progress * Time and space to talk about your writing successes and the areas you want to improve * Structure or a loosening of structure, depending on your needs *

What this might cost:

  • $75 for each 1 hour phone/Skype/Zoom accountability session + follow up email with personalized next steps

  • $200 for emailed feedback for up to 20 pages of fiction or non-fiction with suggested next steps + 30 min phone call to discuss any aspect of the feedback given

Why work with me?

I believe in the cyclical nature of creativity. The ebbs and the flows. I have ebbed and flowed for over seven years. I know how isolating it can be to write and write and not know if you will ever “finish” something. And I know how it feels to finally reach the end of that cycle. I believe that writing well is a craft and time is your friend. I know that every writer is unique and there is no universal work-flow that works for everyone. I believe in sentences, beautiful and jagged and upending sentences. I bet on the power of the subconscious mind every time.

Studying with writer Sarah Selecky and helping facilitate her yearly Story Intensive has taught me that we are all on equal footing here. We are all teachers and we are all students. My goal with everyone I work with is to dissolve the idea that you need anyone else’s permission to do what you do. Sometimes it takes time to trust your intuition; I want to help you listen to that voice.

I am a working writer. In the trenches. Every single day. I get the highs and I get the lows. If this sounds like what you are looking for, email me at lindseynoelsmith{at}gmail.com to talk about how I might be able to help you and your writing.