Work With Stephen as Your Writing Mentor

Crafting a book can be chaotic. Let’s befriend chaos.

For years, I led groups of writers from all over the world in intensive retreats. I helped them write novels, plays, children’s books, memoirs, and collections of poetry.

Under my own name and a pseudonym, I have written and published poems, essays, reviews, websites, and books, and I have tasted both success and failure. Over the past decade, I traveled extensively, lived off-grid, farmed, started businesses, and built my own house (on more than one occasion). I integrate tantra hatha yoga and esoteric meditation techniques into my daily life. My goal has always been to become more of who I really am.

When people devote themselves to their unique talents, the world is a rich place. It’s important for writers to reach out and connect with other people to get feedback on their work. Don’t try to do it all alone! I love to help writers in strategy sessions, exploring ideas and refining messy drafts.



I offer three different packages, depending on how you'd like to work together.

1. Manuscript feedback. (most common)

   Send me your manuscript, your rough draft, your project notes. I read through, make notes, and give you overall suggestions. We meet in person (if you are located in the SF Bay area) or via phone for an hour-long session.
$210

2. Mentor.(my personal favorite)

You'd like ongoing help to see you through a larger project.
   Ongoing manuscript feedback and hour-long weekly phone conversations to address anything that arises for you as you work on your book, blog, etc.
Nothing is cookie-cutter. I work with each of my clients in a fluid and adaptable way that best meets their needs. I'm good at guiding writers into their untapped creative potential, getting them more in touch with who they really are.
$440/month

3. Rapid-fire strategy sessions.

   You call me with questions and we talk through them.
$60/hr

4. Group events.

   Several options! Contact me if you're interested.
   - Mysteries of the Imagination collaborative interactive freewriting and strategy session (2-3 hours)
   - Writing Immersion Retreat (weekend, 1 or 2 week long)
   - Hands-on writing presentation for business/corporate organization