...When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground...
– Old African Proverb
My name's Jess and I'm a wordaholic. I'm also a writer, an editor over at Coleman Editing, and a self-proclaimed introvertpreneur – I'm very quiet and often shy, but I kick ass when it comes to going after what I want and achieving my dreams. And what are my dreams? Running my own businesses and helping thousands of others accomplish their goals through writing.
The main reason I started the Write Together Academy can be summed up in just one quote: When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground. If we don't write our life stories down on paper – or at least record the lessons we've learnt during our lives, whether as an autobiography or in a novel – when we die, everything we've been through and everything we've achieved dies with us. Morbid? Yes. Important? Also yes.
If you want to leave behind your own personal legacy and make a mark on the world, writing a book is a brilliant way of doing it.
As another saying goes, everyone has a book in them, and this is something I truly believe – so what are you waiting for? If you're not careful, your own personal library might burn to the ground before you get around to writing... well, anything.
I also wanted to use the WTA to explore how writing can help us in our daily lives. I was always the shy kid at school, so quiet I barely ever spoke up in class, and knowing that I had to do a presentation in front of everyone would send me into a downward spiral of dread and fear. I couldn't express myself very well verbally, so I did it through writing instead. Writing helped me so much at school, and it continues to help me today. With this in mind, I decided to create the Write Your Life programme to show others how writing can help their mental health, as well as helping them decide on, pursue, and achieve their dreams in life – whatever they are.
So, that's me: writer, editor, introvertpreneur, and massive word nerd. I'm here to help, so let me know what you need!
#WTAwordrevolution #WTAwriteyourlife #WTAsavemylibrary
why choose us?
We're committed to helping save the planet (in our own little way, at least). After all, writers use a lot of paper – books and notepads, not to mention our love of stationery – and we want to help combat this paper usage by planting trees! So, for every mentorship or accountability programme we sell, we'll plant a tree via One Tree Planted.
“As a debut author, and one intending to self-publish, finding an editor was essential. However, I needed more than just an editor; I also wanted someone that could work with me, garner a full understanding of my work and help me to shape it accordingly. Jessica far exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled with the finished product and will certainly be using her services again.”
Author Tina-Marie Miller
The Little Forest series, The Downfall series & more can be found at www.jessicagracecoleman.com