Dissertation Consultation

Dissertation consultation is a tailored service designed for doctoral candidates who would like assistance with their dissertation project. This may involve a variety of services including editing, writing consulting, and coaching. The purpose of this work is to assist individuals and groups in completing their dissertation on time and submitting their best work. The dissertationContinue reading “Dissertation Consultation”

The Writing Life: Atomic Habits

When I used to work in an office, I loved listening to non-fiction in my car during my morning and afternoon commutes. Learning is something that is very pleasurable. Driving in traffic is not. Listening to audiobooks is one way I make a tedious situation into a time that, if not enjoyable, is at leastContinue reading “The Writing Life: Atomic Habits”

The Writing Life: Habits

“With habits, we don’t make decisions, we don’t use self-control, we just do the thing we want ourselves to do.” Gretchen Rubin Life is filled with many challenges and responsibilities that sometimes place a heavy demand on our time and energy. Such things often conflict with our desires and needs. Achieving goals is not somethingContinue reading “The Writing Life: Habits”

The Writing Life: Meditation

If you have been following my previous posts, you know I have written about how beneficial meditation can be for writers. It has helped me a great deal and I think it can help you too. Meditation can help you feel calm, centered, and grounded. Centered means to be fully aware of being in yourContinue reading “The Writing Life: Meditation”

The Benefits of Editorial Assessments

An editorial assessment is an evaluation of your manuscript both as a whole and as individual components. If this is a dissertation, each chapter will be studied to see how well they meet the requirements. For novels, literary devices such as plot, setting, and characterization are examined. Then, feedback is sent to the client thatContinue reading “The Benefits of Editorial Assessments”

The Writing Life: Creating Balance

Writers are not immune to the ills that plague humans. We know about tortured artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Dylan Thomas, and Sylvia Plath to name a very few. While more than 50 million Americans suffer from one form of mental illness or another, there is some evidence that highly creative people areContinue reading “The Writing Life: Creating Balance”

Writers on Writing: Kevin Griffin

KEVIN GRIFFIN is a Buddhist teacher and author of several books, including One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, and his latest Buddhism & the Twelve Steps DAILY REFLECTIONS. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders ofContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Kevin Griffin”

Working With a Writing Coach

There are many benefits to hiring a coach. A coach can help with anything from advancing your career to improving yourself and your life. Like all life coaches, a writing coach can (and often does) help with the following: Setting and achieving goals Building better habits Reducing procrastination Developing discipline Increasing self-motivation Meeting deadlines CreatingContinue reading “Working With a Writing Coach”

Writers on Writing: Christina Marrocco

CHRISTINA MARROCCO is a Professor of English and Assistant Director of the Writers Center at Elgin Community College. Her writing has been featured in Silver Birch Press, The Laurel Review, Red Fern Press, Mountain Review and Ovunque Siamo.  Her debut novel Addio, Love Monster was released on June 1 (Ovunque Siamo Press). ANGELA: Where doContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Christina Marrocco”