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11 02, 2021

As a coach Seth does more than just edit my pieces

By |2023-11-01T13:03:25-04:0002/11/2021|Comments Off on As a coach Seth does more than just edit my pieces

After taking one of Seth’s classes in mystery writing and participating in one of his workshops. I was pretty sure that I could write a mystery novel, so I forged ahead. But after completing a draft, I had no idea how to go back and revise it into something I could share with the world. That’s when I turned to Write with Seth for coaching. That novel quickly found its way into the trash, but as I worked with Seth, I started to develop the core skills I needed. I learned the importance of grounding my characters and letting them write the story. I learned how to let my imagination take over to create stories I never knew I had in me. And I learned how to commit to writing consistently four to five days a week. As a coach Seth does more than just edit my pieces, he points out where I need to work on a particular skill and introduces new concepts as needed. Most importantly, he encourages me to focus on the positives, helping me build confidence in my writing, take pride in my progress, and work on, rather than dwell on, my weaknesses. As for concrete [...]

11 02, 2021

Doing this has transformed my writing!

By |2021-02-11T06:36:24-05:0002/11/2021|Comments Off on Doing this has transformed my writing!

I met Seth when he taught a writing class at Stanford. I’d taken many writing classes there trying to figure out what I wanted to write and how to go about it. The problem with classes is that they end after a couple of months and leave you hanging. I was impressed with Seth’s approach to the writing process and his ability as a teacher. After the class ended, I joined his private coaching program. It’s only because of Seth that I’m still working on my dream to complete a novel. I would’ve given up if I didn’t have him by my side encouraging, supporting and challenging me. As part of the coaching process, Seth has his clients complete a weekly writing log. Doing this has transformed my writing by making me accountable and more deeply connected to my work. I highly recommend Write with Seth. Writing is lonely and can be overwhelming. It really helps to have a coach by your side. Djuna

11 02, 2021

Building a process that can support your creativity

By |2021-02-11T06:49:17-05:0002/11/2021|Comments Off on Building a process that can support your creativity

I've wanted to write since I was a teenager. I was in love with reading and had so many story ideas that I wanted to bring to life for others. But as an adult I was never able to find the time, and whenever I started it just got too daunting. I tried short stories but they just weren't any good. I read all the craft books by Stephen King, Ann Lamott, Margaret Atwood, and they're great, but weren't enough to get me where I wanted to go. Then I found Seth. We started working on the craft level, writing great sentences and paragraphs, studying other works for clues, then doing several short exercises to drive the lessons home. On my own pieces, Seth provided encouragement and compassionately constructive criticism, while helping me see what the next steps could be if I was stuck. I also joined Seth's writing workshops which sharpened my editorial eye and provided crucial encouragement and feedback when submitting my own pieces. But the really important thing here is the process. Building a process that can support your creativity while life swirls around you. After all, we aren't the first writers who've struggled with the myriad [...]

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