“Juliette is a wonderful teacher and mentor! I’ve loved to write my entire life; and I have notebooks upon notebooks of short essays, life experiences, quotes… pretty much anything that comes to mind! But when it came to writing a novel, although I had many ideas and life experiences to draw inspiration from, my writing was all over the place. With Juliette’s advice, I was able to give my writing more structure, pull my story together, and have it make more sense. Some concrete examples she gave me were to not narrate a character’s entire background at the beginning of the novel. Readers don’t need to know that yet. You do. You can gradually reveal facts as they become relevant to the story. Also, get readers hooked from the beginning by creating suspense! Make them want to keep turning the pages from the moment they start reading your story!
After speaking with Juliette, writing went from being a hobby and an emotional outlet, to being one of the top priorities in my life. She helped make my story go from “blah”, to “Wow! I’m so excited to keep writing and see where this story goes!”
I think it’s fantastic that she is so generous and so willing to help other aspiring writers to become better at what we love most. I am very much looking forward to her online lessons and suggestions!”