Everyone Has A Story

We've all been there. We finished the first draft of the story and now face the dreaded task of editing our books until we're blue in the face and so sick of looking at it that it's almost a relief when we get to put it down and step away from it.

But is that how it's supposed to be? A chore?

Let's face it, writing is friggin hard! Anyone who tells you it isn't is either lying to you or messing with your head (we authors do that, so don't bother denying it).

But writing is also one of the best-worst forms of torture you can put yourself through, which is why people continue to do it over and over and over and...you get the picture.

How do I know all this?

Because I'm also an author.

So what is it I do exactly? I help people tell their stories. I work with them to help them bring those stories that have been burning on their hearts and minds into the world so that they can be shared. Hear me now: Everyone has a story to tell.

You may have a hard time believing that, and I get it. The world has a way of telling people that they don't matter, no one wants to hear what they have to say, and that no one will care. I used to believe that, too, but not anymore.

That's why I love developmental editing and coaching so much; I get to pass on the knowledge I've gained through all my years of writing to others and help them avoid those common mistakes that every writer runs into. I help them enhance their stories, find their author voice, and their writing styles. 


With me, you're getting much more than an editor. Anyone can sit down and edit words on paper until they're pretty and readable and make sense. That's not hard.

What is hard, however, is crafting a story that will enthrall your readers from the open line until they reach "The End".

As authors, we all want that, right? We want the readers to connect with the characters, the story, the experience; it means we've taken them on a journey; we made them feel something.

If you want just and editor, I know plenty. If you want a Bard (a storyteller), then you've come to the right place.

My Mission:

To help you clarify your vision, build you up, and equip you with the tools you need to become the author you desire to be.

One chapter at a time.

Who the heck is this guy?

Don't worry, I get that a lot. I have one of those faces that seems to remind people of someone they know, like Prince Harry, Sweets (from Bones), and Gene Wilder...

Between you and me, I'm not convinced of the latter.

Who am I really? 

My name is Stephen. I'm an author, developmental editor, coach and mentor; I'm a world-builder, plot-twist master, and a slayer of innocent characters (long story). 

I'm your Bard (think bearded Muse, only more consistent)

Imagine This...

No more sitting at your desk wondering about what you're going to write about that day...

No more wondering what your author's voice is or what your style might be...

No more doubting your writing ability...


You will have a proven writing process that you can fall back on, even if you don't know what to write...

You will know what your style is and how to continue to hone your author's voice...

You will believe in your abilities to tell good stories that engage, impact, and inspire...

Want to talk with the Bard?

Have questions? Send me an email and let's nerd out over your book together and figure out what your goals are!

Envision This...

You've finished your story, but feel it lacks something that you can't quite place...

You have a character who is supposed to be engaging, but they fall flat...

Your plot was supposed to be fast and intense, but it feels bogged down...

What if

Someone was able to diagnose the holes in the story?

Someone was able to help create memorable characters?

Someone was able to help you find that pacing you were looking for in your story?

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