Fierce Hearted™ ~
Writing Consultant & Mentor
Intuitive. Knowledgeable. To the Point Effective with Solid Craft & Process.
I believe connection & using our Voice are the heart of empowerment. You have stories, and they matter.
What would you say if you could say it the way you want to?
My clients strive to live creatively. They value courage, fierceness of Heart, and excellence. They want to move forward and fly. They know they can’t go back.
They know mindset is as important as Doing. With a desire to finish the journey, they’re willing to take risks with their writing. Because they’re passionate, committed, curious, and full of stories.
They want to go deeply and connect with themselves and their readers. And often they feel a split between their creative life and life in the real world.
DOES ANY OF THIS DESCRIBE YOU?
I can help you find clarity, claim your stories & Voice so you move forward to complete what matters to you.
Together, we shape ideas and content, and break through mindset snags. You get tools and confidence for moving forward.
You’ll find the ways to mend the split between your creative life and life in the real world.
Change happens in a series of shifts. Consider how easy the word shift feels. Imagine shifts with your writing & creative life happening quickly.
DOESN’T THAT SOUND GOOD?
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My mission is to help you write what matters to you, and connect with yourself & your readers. Because from the time I was tiny, the message I got was ‘keep quiet, you’re too much, watch yourself.’ Then, as an activist on a large university campus, I learned the power of using my Voice. Feeling seen, heard, respected, and empowered as a fierce advocate for women.
Years later, I was startled to realize I’d lost my Voice, and the empowered experience that came with it. Writing was my journey back. . . to my Voice, myself, and my passion. It still is. I know what what Fierce Heart is, and what Fierce Heart Writing means. (read more of the story here)
My background includes two decades of study in craft, process, and the publishing industry, + fields of wisdom and experience from a host of supportive holistic tools. I know all the ways writers get waylaid. And that there is no expiration date on your thoughts, your feelings, or the stories you can write.
“What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65 or 75, and you never got your novel or your memoir written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools or oceans because your thighs were jiggly or you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid?
It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.”
~ Anne Lamott (author, Bird by Bird)
You need pinpoint help now.
Whether you know what you need, or are unsure what it is, these sessions are designed to answer questions and get you moving. You gain clarity and write.
* 30 min. ‘State of the Writer’
* 60 min. Mentoring
There’s a certain magic that Heloise Jones has of meeting writers exactly where they are. I have watched her listen to our body language and discern the whisper of creativity in our in-breath; we have been nourished when Heloise delineated the intention behind our mental meanderings and then expertly guided us — individually and as a group — towards vistas previously un-imagined. And I have watched her take our ideas, infuse them with her wisdom and offer them back in ways that supported, elevated and improved us and our writing.
~ Gaia Genevieve Richards, writer
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You’re writing a book, or want to write a book.
You have ongoing creative projects.
We focus on your writing process, the written work(s), and specific challenges—how-to’s of writing, structure, and intent, momentum in your creative life, and what’s next. You gain clarity and write.
We always start with a conversation by email and/or phone.
* FIERCE HEARTED 3 or 6 month Writing & Mentoring Programs
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* 1:1 VIP Days
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“Heloise is a Writer’s Therapist! I wrote two essays and submitted them to contests
the very next day after our first session. After two years of not submitting anything!
7 mos. later, I was published in a well-known national anthology,
had my first online publication, and was a Writer’s Digest contest finalist.
It was Heloise’s coaching and guidance that kept me going.”
~ Robin Jankiewicz, author, CA
You’re finished your book and stories.
* Editing Services
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Short story & chapters to full manuscript
“Heloise truly knows her stuff. She gets right down to it, finds the holes and insights
to make your story the best. She really has genius insight, and is so fun to work with.”
~ Chloe Rachel Gallaway, author
Not sure what you need, and guidance sounds good.
Let’s chat by email or phone.
Speaking and Keynotes
I’m available for a variety of events and speaking engagements.
Conferences and Keynotes – Retreats – Small Groups & Bookclubs
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Workshops & Events click here
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“Heloise is that rare animal, the writer’s editor. She brings the emotion and color of the soulful writer she is to her reading and analysis of your work. Heloise gave me spot-on feedback on point of view and character, and guided me to see where I was better served by scene versus description. Her fresh perspectives allowed me to dive back in
with renewed enthusiasm and inspiration.”
~ Lauri Maerov, author, NC
“A thorough critique of your work by a writer with experience and knowledge of what makes writing work is invaluable. My experience with Heloise gave me connection and insight into my writing flaws and strengths. She has a keen eye and a clear way of communicating…that is encouraging and inspiring. Her feedback resonated and energized me so
I could easily fix what didn’t work and make my writing stronger.”
~ Mark Stewart, author, FL
“Heloise Jones is an incredible resource for writers. I met with her and received expert advice regarding my writing goals and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend her for
help with your writing goals, whether process, craft, or career.”
~ Bria Burton, award winning author, FL
“Creativity — commitment to the creative spirit — is medicine.”
~ Anne Lamott