Writer. Editor. Coach.
Nestled among the vineyards, orchards, canyons, and wetlands of the lower Yakima Valley, located in the sagebrush desert of Central Washington, my writing studio provides a variety of writing services, including editing, proofreading, coaching, workshops, and retreats. I have an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and over twenty years of teaching, writing, editing, and publishing experience.
I'm passionate about helping writers get unstuck, get going, and get published.
I offer in-depth feedback on any piece of prose, from a single page to a book-length manuscript. I consider elements like structure, style, voice, point of view, characters, pacing, logic, and thoroughness of research, while encouraging you to give me direction on the areas in which you would like specific feedback.
Feedback always focuses on encouraging you as a writer and making your prose as strong as it can be.
I can help you with any challenges you might experience with your work-in-progress. I offer practical tools, motivation, and guidance that will empower you to be successful.
Coaching can take place face-to-face, by phone, or online through Skype or Zoom.
Book a workshop or retreat today!
The Art of Revision
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales: On the Trail of Timelessness
Flash Fiction: Writing in Snapshots
Flash Memoir: Writing in Snapshots
The Memoir Essay
Prose From Poetry: Generating Ideas
Reinventing the Hero
Spark: Everyday Creativity
Voicing the Land: Environmental Writing
Water’s Edge: Writing That Heals
“Crystal has helped transform my writing! She's helped me with plotting and characterization, and never fails to offer encouragement. She's gotten me out of a writing rut, which I will be forever grateful for. I recommend her services 100%!”