Guiding you along the writer's path


A developmental editor helps writers hone their work-in-progress. For voice, heart, vision, yes!—and for style, organization, and clarity, too. Do you have a draft of a memoir, novel, or screenplay? Are you wondering, "Now, what?" My feedback can pave the way toward your publishing goals.

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A writing coach is a literary fairy godmother. She can charm your plot or transform your writing practice so it works magic for you! I've earned my wand helping castles-full of writers abracadabra the straw of great ideas into golden sheaves of pages. I can help you, too.

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For over a decade, my writing workshops have inspired writers to creative breakthroughs. Now, I customize workshops and retreats for writers' and women's groups and team-building events for businesses and non-profits. Let me infuse your group with fresh heart, art, and craft!

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News, Notes & Quotes

  • JIM SHIPLEY, WRITING AS DIRK STIMSON, IS PUBLISHED! HIS first story for Cobblestone Press, “A Race Against Time,” is available on Kindle. Jim learned romance is the #1 selling genre, according to Writer’s Digest. He researched romance subgenres and publishers—including Harlequin and Avon—wrote a couple of stories to test the waters, then submitted to all-digital Cobblestone.

    Jim says, I wrote advertising copy for years, then started a political column, now syndicated on a monthly basis. I found Jamie Morris, and she taught me structure, plot, setting, and a few other things one should know before attempting to write a story.

    And now, well, Jim Shipley is published!

  • THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST UPON US! SOON, IT WILL BE impossible to make plans to do anything less holiday-esque than create papier mache T’day decorations or go Hanukkah shopping. And before we know it, our writing practices will have drowned in just a few feet of seasonal, social obligations.

    To avoid a mid-January, got-no-writing-to-show-for-it hangover, we might commit to a practice that doesn’t require much time, but does offer the immense satisfaction of Having Written Something when all that tinsel and tissue paper has been tossed away.

    The 99u article How I Kept a 373-Day Productivity Streak Unbroken, by Jamie Todd Rubin, sci-fi writer and columnist for THE DAILY BEAST, gives great advice on exactly how to do it!

  • MOST COOL AUTHOR-GIRL CHRISTINA BENJAMIN, CREATOR OF the YA series THE GENEVA PROJECT, was in town to celebrate the release of Volume Two, SECRETS. She and three other YA authors—Jaimie Engle, Christina Farley, and Amy Christine Parker—chatted about their books and their book-writing/publishing journeys at Bookmarkit, Orlando’s newest indie bookseller, located in the East End Market.

    It was great fun to meet Kim Britt, Bookmarkit owner, chat with Darlyn and Brad Kuhn, and see Racquel Henry, of Writer’s Atelier! I look forward to more Lit-lando events at Bookmarkit—and I hope to see you there!

  • ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, JAMIE MORRIS WILL PRESENT, “Using the Tarot to Explore Your Creative Heart” at LifeArt Studio, in Winter Park, Florida. In this FREE, two-hour presentation, you’ll learn how Tarot–so mysterious, so symbolic, so steeped in fortune-telling lore–can help unfold creativity. While some believe the cards’ “answers” are external, in Jamie’s experience, she’s found the cards simply provide triggers for our own inner knowing to arise.

    There’s no charge to attend, but seating is limited. To reserve your space, email Lezlie Laws at

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Jamie Morris is an outstanding resource for writers who want to reach the pinnacle of success. She’s a warm, encouraging angel on your shoulder, but she’s also got the skills, experience, and good judgment to help you vanquish your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. If you’re a writer with serious ambitions, work with Jamie. Elizabeth SimsYOU'VE GOT A BOOK IN YOU: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams (Writers Digest)

Jamie, I owe you ten bucks, but I really owe you so much more! You’ve pushed me to uncover truth in my writing. I've learned so much about writing, so much about myself. Thanks for the opportunity. I look forward to more. —Liz Rash, memoirist

Working with Jamie Morris is a writer’s wet dream. She is incredibly professional, with a strict adherence to deadlines—and she’s got a keen eye and is full of tremendous big-picture insight and ideas. She sees the opportunities in brainstorming and works in a direction that truly meets project goals. At the end of it all, you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy after getting your authentic voice and vision in the world. Did I mention she is tons of fun, too? She brings her personality and spirit to the work, and infuses the process with joy. If you want to take your work to the next level (and have people take you more seriously, in turn), then call Jamie immediately. And it will be our little secret if you feel all flush with the warm glow of big dreams realized, afterward. Because, you know, you will. —Theresa Pridemore, Director, Cogflower Creative; creator, THE PORTLAND TAROT

Jamie: I am so freaking in love with you, this process, and my book! People dread asking me how I am because I tell them in nauseating detail how much I love my book and my writing coach and what we are up to! I feel like I won the lottery! Cara Gubbins, PhD, THE DOLPHINS OF HILTON HEAD (University of South Carolina Press); EVERYDAY WOMEN CREATING EXTRAORDINARY LIVES (JADA Press)

Get your happy dance on, Jamie! I got an agent!!! I'm so excited. Get ready to grace my acknowledgement page!!! You were so integral in helping me with my character arcs in FORETOLD—and with the underlying theme! Remember when we met in downtown Mount Dora? That session was so good. Our ideas totally merged, and magic happened! —Melissa Abrehamsen, FORETOLD (represented by Siobhan McBride of Serendipity Literary Agency)
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