Mary Paterson

author, yogi, lover of the Buddha, traveler

Website for: Mary Paterson, author of the spiritual memoir, The Monks and Me: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hanh’s French Monastery Guided Me Home; yoga/meditation instructor; Buddhist practitioner; adventurer.

PRIVATE WRITING COACHING

I offer private writing coaching to writers of all levels and love sharing the powerful techniques I've learned along the way from a variety of sources: great writers, award-winning editors, and my own technical training and experience as a published author and certified meditation instructor.

Inquire about Mary's private coaching schedule here

Compelling writing requires risk. The stories that readers are drawn to are the narratives in which the writer has courageously examined complex human experiences with vulnerability, honesty and a very big bold heart. It takes courage to write the truth that lives deep inside of you. And it takes work and consistent effort to develop courage. When you write exactly what you think, about what obsesses you, what scares you, what you intensely desire to fully understand, readers will connect very deeply with your stories. Ultimately, as you write, you must make yourself cry and laugh. You must inspire yourself. Then, you will touch the universal with your personal tales, ultimately uplifting readers - the greatest achievement of all.

Take-away Benefits from your Private Sessions

  • Target and magnify your unique voice
  • Discover what obsesses you as an artist
  • Understand the rhythm and cadence and conversational style of 'page-turning' writing
  • Learn how to develop consistency in tone
  • Learn specific methods to blast through illusions and morph into a courageous creator!
  • Dive deeply into your intense emotions and learn how to transfer those feelings onto the page to electrify your writing. 
  • Have at your command a variety of writing techniques that great authors use to create raw, funny, sad, frightening, beautiful and truly up-lifting stories.
  • Learn crucial editing techniques 
  • Discover the best way to structure your story
  • Meditation instructions designed specifically for your unique artistic needs
  • Proven methods and strategies to find a literary agent and get your work published