Writing a novel
shouldn't feel like
throwing darts
wearing a blindfold

Forget trying to write a book

when you can't see

the forest for the trees



What you really need to know is


HOW STORIES GROW IN THE FIRST PLACE


Go to THE STORY INCUBATOR

THE STORY INCUBATOR

Accelerate your manuscript’s development by taking the on-ramp to an edit-ready draft. Three revelatory months of story and scene coaching.

NURTURE
YOUR NOVEL

Go to COMPREHENSIVE EDITING

COMPREHENSIVE EDITING

Whether this is your first book or you’re a seasoned author, give your book the professional polish it deserves with a full range of editing.

PROFESSIONAL
QUALITY & STANDARDS

Go to THE PLOT ACCELERATOR

THE PLOT ACCELERATOR

Don’t spin your wheels on a story that isn’t all there yet. Write a stronger story with the process that’s been called a “developmental edit in a bottle.”

ACCELERATE
YOUR CREATIVITY

You never learn how to write a novel.

You just learn how to write
the novel that you're writing.

—Gene Wolfe



Wouldn't writing make a lot more sense
if you knew how the engine of your story worked?

What if you've read the books and taken the courses,
but your manuscript still isn't coming together?

There's a better way than jamming the parts together
BY YOURSELF,
then handing things over to an editor to fix.

Story coaching shows you how to
BE YOUR OWN STORY SPECIALIST.
Learn what's going on under the hood.
Become the mechanic of your own storytelling engine.



NOW YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE YOUR BOOK FLY.

Transforming Aspiring authors
into emerging novelists

Lisa Poisso, Editor & Story Coach
Specializing in Fiction from Emerging Novelists

What if you finally understood what's going on under the hood of your novel manuscript?

No more stumbling through rough drafts, then paying an editor to help you find the story inside. You'll write a better book from the start, from concept and story to the words on the page.

As your story coach, I'll help you connect theory with practice. As your editor, I'll show the narrative techniques that make your writing connect with readers. You'll pick up strategies and knowledge you'll use the rest of your writing career.

This is your writing, but smarter. Your book, but better.

  • "(Lisa's) the real deal. Simply awesome. In the last six months, I have learned so much. And more than that, the voice inside my head has changed her tune. Now I hear, 'You're going to do this.'"—Emile Horne

  • "After completing the Plot Accelerator course with Lisa ... I've just hit 30K words after making a lot of cuts and reducing it to 15K. Now I’m back to where I started with a much stronger story. Nothing is lost in the process. The scenes that will never be read have enhanced my own understanding of the protagonist's situation. Originally intended to be a novella, Collisville is now writing itself. Here's to words that grow organically! Stories shouldn't be forced. Motivation drives the characters. Characters drive the action! Action and reaction IS the story."—J. C. Thomas

Empower Yourself As An Author

This is the power of a little help from a coach. (More success stories here.)

Do you know why your story will keep readers turning pages—
or are you only guessing?

Clarity

See your path to publication more clearly.