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Welcome! I’m Kim.
As a developmental editor and writing coach, I help writers address issues in their books relating to structure, plot, characterization, writing craft, and more. Some of the specific services I provide include:
- Editing complete books
- Editing 1st pages, query letters, and synopses
- Editing short stories and creative nonfiction pieces
- Coaching clients in private Zoom sessions
- Teaching writers in group workshops
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As a developmental editor and writing teacher, I’ve worked with hundreds of writers—
some with serious publishing ambitions and some
who are just serious about learning the craft.
Here’s what they say about me…
Adventures in (Unusual) Writing Rituals
Writing necessitates a lifestyle. Some people write for precise amounts of time at precise times of day and some people steal minutes here and there to get the work done. When writers sit around chatting about their writing rituals, you’ll hear talk about what, if any, music they listen to, their favorite type of pen,…
Thoughts on Nick Hornby’s Dickens and Prince
The other night I was telling my husband that the vault of Prince’s music contains an estimated five thousand to eight thousand *unreleased* songs. That’s a ten-song album every six months for the next three or four hundred years, I told him. “What, did you go down a Prince rabbit hole or something?” he asked….
Avoiding “Practical Action” Sentences
One way you can up your writing game is to challenge yourself to look for and eliminate the vast majority of “practical action” sentences in your prose. I’m referring to those functional movements your characters make to accomplish basic tasks. Things like coming downstairs in the morning or walking across the kitchen. The underlined sentence…