About Jamie Morris, Writing Coach

I directed Woodstream Writers for eleven years, co-created and co-presented The Next Level Weekend Craft Intensives, with award-winning YA author Joyce Sweeney, and mentored writing consultants at the Rollins College Writing Center. I’m an Amherst Writers & Artists writing workshop leader; a College Reading and Learning Association Master Level Writing Consultant; repeat presenter for the Florida Writers Association; a book writing coach; Rollins College Writing Program graduate; have taught creative writing at Seminole Community College and The Knowledge Shop; and co-wrote PLOTTING YOUR NOVEL WITH THE PLOT CLOCK.

I’ve also led writing groups and taught creative writing courses in my community, been featured in THE WRITER magazine, and mentored other writing coaches and instructors.

 


Acknowledgements

Some writers long for a starred Kirkus Review, a Newbery Medal, or an O. Henry Award. Me? I dream of seeing my name on your acknowledgements page. From the moment I facilitated my first writer’s group, I’ve been on a mission: to help other writers reach their goals. So far, so good!

I am proud to be acknowledged in such good company for Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s debut novel, SEWING HOLES:

Heartfelt thanks to Mary Ann DeStefano, Jamie Morris, and Julie Compton (three beta readers who made this book better through honest feedback).


RIGHT IN SIGHT co-authors Elaine Braman and Margarete Johl:

Much thanks and appreciation to Jamie Morris . . . for her expert guidance.


Dana Summersin his multiple-award winning debut mystery novel, DRAWN AND BURIED:

My thanks to … Jamie Morris and Margie Lawson for their insight into the craft of writing. Their knowledge is endless.


Janie Bray, author of ENCHANTED COCOON:

Through her kind but insightful critique of my first draft, [Jamie Morris] encouraged me to dig deeper into the stories. . . . I greatly appreciate Jamie sharing her talents with me and encouraging me to go forward.


Rebecca Schoenecker, creator CREATURES OF THE MOON:

This project soared with the unwavering support of project coach and editor Jamie Morris, who helped make this deck and book the brightest it could be.


Melody MaysonetYA author of A WORK OF ART (Merit Pressstarts her acknowledgements with this:

Huge thank-yous to Joyce Sweeney and Jamie Morris for teaching me about the craft of novel-writing and cheering me on in every stage.


Dr. Sharon Spano, business strategist and author of THE PURSUIT OF TIME AND MONEY, included this in her acknowledgements:

A shout out to Jamie Morris for helping me decipher the structure of this effort.

Peggy Miller, poet and Senior Editor for THE COMSTOCK REVIEW, dedicated her poetry collection STONE BEING, this way:

Thank you, Jamie Morris, for your support in sculpting the first draft of this collection, and [. . . for drawing] so much from me even as I grieved.CREATURES OF THE MOON author/creator Rebecca Schoenecker, included this lovely note in her acknowledgements:


Julie Compton, in her third novel, KEEP NO SECRETS:

Jamie Morris believed in this one from the beginning and encouraged me to follow my heart instead of the market. I’m so fortunate to have met such an amazing writing mentor.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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