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Welcome to The Writer’s Toolbox! Whether you want fresh eyes on your query letter, an experienced professional giving you developmental edits on your manuscript, or a few days away from it all at one of our all-inclusive retreats, we have what you need to bring your craft to the next level. Take a workshop, buy a resource book, schedule a critique, or look into joining us at the next retreat. Your stories deserve to be told. We can help you make them shine!

C.J. has a knack for picking out what’s working and what’s not working from the very first pages of a manuscript. Her help has been invaluable in building both my skills and my confidence as a writer. After reading the opening of one of my novels, she suggested a structural change that led to a successful rewrite and made the novel strong enough to sign with an agent.

Rachael Garza, agented writer

CJ’s critical eye is as sharp as her wit. Not only did she call out numerous mistakes I’d been making in my draft, but she did it with enough heart and humor that it never felt painful. She was the first person to critique my writing, and the pages definitely showed my inexperience. But she found a way to push me to do better while also helping me believe in myself–and the project–and made me want to keep going.

Shannon Messenger, New York Times bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series