Nerissa works with writers at every stage of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas, to helping the writer develop a sustainable practice, to coaching writers around emotional blocks, to making suggestions for publication and placement of individual projects. She has written in many genres, including non-fiction, poetry, plays, songwriting, blogging, essays, short stories, nonfiction books and novels. She can help with outlining, story arc, structure and the messy middle. Along the way, she will suggest craft exercises and recommend books and articles.
Nerissa holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in English from Yale University. She is a certified Martha Beck coach, and she has been teaching and helping writers in her studio Writing It Up in the Garden since 2003.
Individual Coaching with no accompanying editing, per session: $150/hour or $100/half-hour.
Light comments on and a full read of up to 5,000 words of writing: $250.
Email Nerissa to set up a time to meet.