Home

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!

I’d spent more than a year in the query trenches, with no luck.  After CJ critiqued the first 25 pages of my manuscript, I made changes based upon her recommendations – and my first book was accepted for publication less than a year later.  For my second novel, her suggestion added depth and a whole new dimension to the story.  That book is scheduled for release at the end of this year.  Do I really need to say how highly I value her manuscript critiques?

Teri Polen, author of SARAH

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