I'm Marianne, a longtime freelance writer, reader, and lover of books. I’ve written for Cosmopolitan, CNBC, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Yoga Journal, Alanis.com, and more. I love bringing people together and connecting through virtual writing workshops. It is through writing that we begin to know ourselves and make meaning of this life. My favorite poet Mary Oliver put it best:
Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.
Writing Workshops & Private Coaching
Space is limited. Contact me today for registration details.
Intuition-Led Freelance Writing
Next 4-week workshop beginning 11/2
When I first began freelancing seven years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I left a full-time job (with a decent salary and pretty good benefits) in pursuit of something that felt more in alignment with my true self. I knew it was writing, but I wasn't quite sure how to actually make a living doing it. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. I looked for work in all the wrong places. I settled for crappy gigs that paid terribly. I didn't advocate for myself, and I wasted hours and hours pitching the wrong editors at the wrong companies. I also pretty much went broke in the process.
The problem, I soon discovered, was that I was leading with fear and ignoring my intuition. It wasn’t until I tuned into my intuitive knowing that an amazing stream of high-paying work began flowing my way. I’ve since built a spiritually aligned writing business that’s continued to thrive, even through a pandemic. Explore what it means to be an intuitive freelance writer, blending content marketing writing with your unique voice, desires, and identity.
The Magic of Storytelling
Next 5-week workshop beginning 11/2
No matter who you are or where you come from, there's one thing each and every one of us has in common: We all have a story to tell. The truth is that we're hard-wired for human connection, and the act of sharing our stories—and bearing witness to others—is exactly how we do that. This five-week online workshop explores the most important components of rich, authentic storytelling, from finding your voice to crafting your stories to sharing your truth. It's exploring the art of creative non-fiction to help you be a more confident storyteller, whether that's on the page or in front of an audience.
Individual writing guidance on your schedule
If group workshops aren't your thing, I also provide the above workshops on a one-to-one basis. It's a more individualized approach that's focused on your unique goals.
What people are saying
Marianne taught me storytelling technique that took my writing from flat to fabulous. My goal was to have my readers feel like they’re hanging out with me and Marianne made that happen. I can’t believe the transformation that took place in just 6 short weeks! I highly recommend her!