Professional Writing Services


Writing Coaching & Story Generating
Have you ever wanted to write a memoir but aren’t sure where to start? I can work with you from the ground up to help you untangle the narrative and create a cohesive story line and plot, offering writing direction, tips, and editing.


Manuscript Consulting
Do you already have a manuscript that you just feel stuck with? I can read through the material and give you help with direction and editing to make the story flow, or just help you get unblocked and start writing again.


The Road to Publishing
Publishing a book can be confusing and seem incredibly mysterious from the outside. I’ll walk you through the steps of writing query letters, book proposals and searching for an agent, in addition to answering any other questions about the publishing world you may have.


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“Working with Claire has been one of the best decisions I have done as a writer.  She offers feedback, direction and a clear picture for my story.  Claire is the real deal.  She is passionate about writing and stories and helping aspiring authors understand what needs to be done.  She shares valuable publishing information and helps your focus on creating and finishing your work.  I have learned so much from our time together she is an incredible resource and teacher.”  —Angela True


“Claire helped me figure out how to plot my book and add depth and direction to the story I was trying to tell. She was also incredibly helpful when it came time to start writing a book proposal and looking for an agent. Working with her was better than any writing class I’d ever taken.” — Bethany Schwartz

“Claire Bidwell Smith consistently kept me accountable to continue moving forward with my project through our weekly sessions, instilled confidence in me when I wavered, and provided wonderful constructive criticism that was honest and yet sensitive to the highly personal and often painful topics I was covering. I know I would not currently be over 80,000 words into my memoir without Claire’s mentoring, assistance, and encouragement.” — Jamie Krug