With twenty years of coaching experience, a literary background, and a
Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, I'm here to help you tell your story.
Learn the basics of creative writing, polish your prose,
or work toward publication.
Get the guidance and accountability you need with a practiced
project manager and keep your book on track.
Ongoing feedback and guidance from a professional editor.
Stay accountable through page counts and/or regular status meetings.
Keep the scope of your book focused and you won't lose interest.
Some writers born with a talent for writing may know little of the elements of fiction, which is a learned craft. Others may have learned the basics in a creative writing program in college or from an online workshop, but haven’t practiced using those elements to the best of their ability. Then there are writers who pound out page after page, submit stories like crazy, and nothing gets accepted because killing it in the word count doesn’t prevent repeating the same mistakes: the amateur writer faux pas that journal editors quickly recognize.
Ever wish you could get feedback on your rejected writing?
Are you afraid that your work is not of literary quality?
Can't figure out what's missing?
I'll analyze your writing for:
The end result will be a professional report that outlines the findings, provides direction toward additional study or inspirational authors/books if needed, and suggests goals as the next steps in your practice.
I'll teach you the building blocks of creative writing using a plan modeled after the form & technique classes taught in universities today using assignments, practice exercises, and textbook study at your own pace.
Professional editorial feedback provided on a regular basis. That includes anything from a re-worked scene, an assignment, a short story, or an entire manuscript.
We'll work at your pace. Below are some of the benefits of having a coach. I help writers:
By being your coach, I'm also your editor, so you don't have to search for one. Start getting the recognition you deserve. Shoot me an email today!
I have been working with Vicki for over two years. When we first began sharing work, my stories were rushed, disorganized, and full of summary. Vicki has helped me clearly define my scenes, focus my themes, and play with structure and form. While many of my first pieces were too rough to ever see the light of day, I now have five nonfiction pieces that have been either published or accepted for publication. Vicki has helped me feel comfortable crafting an arc in a nonfiction piece and has helped me inject my true voice into my stories. Her tough love has pushed me to better myself as a nonfiction writer. I'm incredibly thankful for her patience and persistence.
- Chelsea Catherine, Author of Blindsided and Summer of the Cicadas
I believe the story is stronger thanks to Vicki Entreken's careful consideration of plot and characters and useful editorial feedback.
- Christy Perry Tuohey, Author of Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story and Panther Mountain: Lydia's Story
Vicki Entreken has been an outstanding coach and editor. She helped me focus on the purpose of my book and on better development of scenes and characters. Vicki also helped make the dialogue more realistic. I will always be grateful for her work on my behalf.
- John Swisher, Author of Stolen Five Times, Two Paths Crossing: Then and Now, and The Price of Freedom in 1848
Writer, Editor, Creative Writing Coach
Narrative Solutions is located in Tampa, Florida and provides services virtually throughout the U.S.