Pantoum is a rhythmic poetry form and an entertaining way to weave magic with your words!
Invite guests over this holiday season via Zoom or in your living room and let Linda Jones, the Writing Doula be your poetry guide! Great way to engage with family and friends to produce 'open mic worthy pieces and creative gifts for someone special. Book a date in December!
Possess the mood stabilizing tools to help you get unstuck, manage grief and keep the blues at bay.
Six weekly coaching sessions to guide you through a series of evidence-based, non-academic, expressive writing techniques to help you feel better so that you can thrive.
See the Rebirth page for course breakdown.
Your Writing Doula
As your writing doula I will help ease the labor of your writing process so you can give birth to the power of your words.
I can help you tap into your inner scribe so you can produce work that you can be proud of with reduced amounts of anxiety and stress. Work with me and learn how to commune with the therapeutic side of writing so you can use it as a practice to help improve your overall health and well-being!
My work is informed by my experience as a veteran journalist, award-winning news reporter, certified grief recovery practitioner and 'spoken notes' poet who appreciates writing in its most expressive forms.
I look forward to helping you write to thrive!
"You gave me a way to process my thoughts first and then write them down. You gave me the leverage to feel that I did not have to speak outside my own vocabulary to get my point across."
~Michelle Gibson, New Orleans
The Rebirth Writing Experience
Coaching series using expressive writing to navigate grief & emotional distress. Group & private sessions.
(Visit Rebirth page)
Afrobituary Legacy Writing Course
Teaching African Americans to become “legacy keepers," by writing their own life stories and sharing wisdom narratives for posterity. Taught on demand or live; group or private sessions.)
(Visit Afrobituary page)
Writing Doula engagements; creative events
Moving Beyond the Accommodation
The Power of Language in Shaping Social Change
THE WRITER'S GARRET
215 South Tyler
Heal + Create Writer's Retreat
Join us in beautiful Marin, California – or from anywhere via live broadcast – for an immersive experience designed to spark your creative nature, dissolve your writing blocks + equip you with the tools and practices you need for a lifetime of writing.
Marin County, CA
"I need for you to read this over right quick!"
Are you unsure about the document you just finished writing and need someone to give it a professional read-through before you submit it for that grant, college admission, employment or other revenue-generating opportunity you are trying to get?
I can help you with that. My services include quick and thorough reviews of short pieces, such as essays, or longer documents, such as proposals and book manuscripts.
Legacy Writing & Storytelling
Guidance on journaling, legacy and creative writing, narratives & essays.
Book the Writing Doula as your Family Scribes game leader and storytelling guide!
Allow me to lead the legacy games at your next reunion or family gathering--drawing from the activities in my book "Family Scribes: Writing Memories from your Family Tree!" I will lead the games in person or via Zoom.
CONTACT ME for booking information.
Kudos from a Dallas family:
"The men in this house hesitated at the thought of having to write, but not even 5 minutes into the first game, they were writing one-page responses, racing against the 5 min timer! We played a few rounds. Linda may have intended to be with (us) for an hour, but it got so good that before we all knew it, 9 p.m. passed us by! Make the purchase. We did!"
Twymeika 'Jendayi' Hill-Jones,
On Writing to Heal
The Writing Doula discusses the healing and transformative power of writing with Detroit writing expert and publisher Elizabeth Ann Atkins.
Sampling of employers and clients I have provided services for:
My Client Testimonials
What our customers write about us
"Linda, not sure if you knew, but (name omitted) was 20-plus years old, recovering sex addict and former drug abuser He came to our church as a recovery sinner and was unconditionally loved by us as a child of God. I cannot say enough good things about your workshop as it helped him prepare for his death and left a written legacy for his mom who cherishes it dearly. In that day, we found the face of God in you and your magic."
"Linda Jones was an absolute wonder to work with and I was honored to have her help in bringing my manuscript to life. She took the time to provide a detailed review of my work, gave concrete suggestions and examples and made me feel like she was a "partner" in my success. This was the first time I felt as though an editor took the time to really get "into" my work and her plain-spoken manner really helped me to see how to improve my writing."
"Sometimes all it takes is one sentence to change a person's life. You did that for me."