Deborah Nedelman -Group Facilitator and Book Coach
“I don’t believe that criticism is what makes us better writers. I do believe my workshops will excite your writer’s soul and rekindle your thirst to write more. I provide an opportunity to hone your craft and find your writer's voice in a safe, stimulating, and supportive space.”
I am a published author, an editor, and a Certified Amherst Writers and Artists Group Leader. I have written both fiction and non-fiction, including self-help and textbooks, but fiction is where I find the deepest truths. I have created short stories, poems, plays and a novel.
I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an MFA program in Creative Writing from the Whidbey Writers Workshop of the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts.
My background as a clinical psychologist informs my writing and makes me an ideally supportive coach for those with the courage to write from their hearts. In the workshops I strive to create a safe, supportive environment for participants to explore the often difficult emotions and surprising insights that can emerge when we write our personal truths. Yet, these are not group therapy sessions, feedback participants receive is focused on the writing, not on the individual who writes.
Over many years I have participated in a wide variety of writing workshops, groups, retreats, and classes and have found the Amherst Writers and Artists method to be the most rewarding and productive approach to writing. I am eager to share it with you.
There are times in all of our creative experiences where having a fresh perspective on your work or on your idea for a book can be invaluable. For individuals who are have a manuscript in progress or in the idea stage, I offer my services as a book coach to support and encourage each writer to produce her best work. I can assist you as you work through the developmental stages of structure and form. My background gives me the skills to see ways in which your ideas can be most effectively communicated.
For more information, contact me: Deborah@Soundviewwriters.com
Deborah helps me be brave in my writing by providing a non-judgmental place where I feel safe and welcome. She provides a platform for my work where I feel validated, encouraged and supported to write with my authentic voice. And her writing ... wow.
- Christy Heady
Deborah has a way of bringing out what is "exciting" about a project. I am so grateful to work with her!