The Series Option: This option is most effective when you have a specific project or draft of a project you want to move forward. You buy a series in advance (either 6-meeting or 12-meeting). We meet consistently (weekly, or every other week), to decide the best way to move you forward based on your unique project, goal and life situation. If you’re interested in finding out if Series spots are open, send me an email.

The Manuscript Option: You send me what you’re working on. I read your pages thoughtfully, and make notes directly on the manuscript. Then, I meet with you in person (or via Zoom) for one hour to discuss the work, talk about the strengths and possibilities in your piece, share tools, and have a conversation with you about your writing.

Career Consult Option: We can meet and make a plan for how to move your writing goals forward. Sometimes I help you get organized. Sometimes I help you with your grant applications. Sometimes we talk about how to prioritize which projects and why.

Mash-up Option: We can work together on one story/essay, one longer manuscript, or on a long-term basis, meeting either bi-weekly or monthly.


For Series option, the cost is a pre-paid bundle of 6-hours or 12-hours of meetings, to be used however the time will be most useful, efficient, and creatively motivating. Ideally, we meet once a week (or once every other week) in person or via zoom and discuss where you’re at, what’s in the way, how to organize narrative questions, draft issues, character development… really, whatever it is the project needs to keep moving forward toward your goal week by week.

For single essay/story option, I charge by the word. This includes feedback written directly on the manuscript and one individual meeting, in person or via Zoom.

For long-term monthly meeting option, I charge for each 60-90 minute monthly meeting. Cost varies depending on your project and personal goals.

(I offer two artist scale spots every six months. If you’re interested, email me about openings.)

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“Margaret is a phenomenal coach, mentor and support. I’m always blown away by how she’s able to so precisely and immediately see the truth in a piece of writing, as well as identify a writer’s roadblocks. My conversations with Margaret are always insightful, encouraging, and I’ve been able to make much faster and more meaningful progress in my project since working with her. Her feedback is always so respectful and on point, and I’m a better and more thoughtful writer for working with Margaret.”

“Working with Margaret has helped me focus my ‘too many projects’ brain from overwhelm to selection, planning, and follow-through. She brings her intelligence and inquisitive talents to break through issues in the heart of my writing in direct and sometimes profound ways.”