Hi, I’m Naomi.

I’m an author. And I take great joy in helping writers personalize, map, and problem solve the creative process.

How about you? How’s your writing going?

I hope you’re doing a happy dance and saying, “my words are flowing” and “I’m flourishing.”
Just in case you’re not, (and despite what that clever voice in your mind tells you) you are not alone.
You do NOT need to give yourself another pep talk or battle through discouragement on your own. Writing doesn’t have to be painful, and it certainly doesn’t have to be lonely.

You already have all the tools you need. Join me for Find Your Flow. In this free masterclass, we’ll chat about ways to tap into them. Sign up below!


What is Writerly Play?

Writerly Play gives you a story-based compass to realize your creative potential. Like any story, it provides structure and room for surprise.

The first step is to figure out who you are when it comes to creative work. In other words, what’s your creativity style?

Next, it’s time to locate yourself. Where has your effort led you so far, and where are you headed? Rather than plunging into the wild unknown aimlessly, Writerly Play points you in the direction of your creative dreams, and helps you navigate the path no matter what obstacles pop up along the way.

What’s here for you?


What’s better than having so much fun you don’t even realize you’re learning? Writerly Play courses use interactive games, practical strategies, and proven tools to help you achieve serious objectives. 


Whether you’re about to embark on a new project or you’re feeling stuck, Writerly Play can help you map your way forward. In coaching sessions, we focus on you, the artist, and on your project. You’ll develop your creative resilience while completing the project of your dreams. I work with youth and adults, and also coach educators as they launch Writerly Play in their classrooms.


“Kinsman offers a realistic and nuanced rendering that works for readers who want to know about the role of Christian faith in a young person’s development, as well as those who like a fresh story about the journey of growing up.”

– Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Society of Young Inklings

In second grade, I could hardly speak in class. Then, I won a writing contest and met with an author, who looked me in the eye and said, “You have stories to tell.” Everything changed.

That day, I made a decision. First, I’d grow up to be an author. Second, when I did, I would give back to youth writers. That’s why, over ten years ago, I founded Society of Young Inklings. Helping youth get the big ideas out of their hearts and heads and onto the page fills me with joy.

From the Writerly Play Blog 

Join me for a deep-dive exploration of what it means to live a creative life. What exactly is the Writerly Play framework, and how can it help us live, work, and play as grounded, thriving writers?

The Difference Between Creativity and Ideas

Have you said (or thought) something like this recently? “I have plenty of ideas. I don’t need more creativity.” “Creativity isn’t the issue for me. What I need is progress.” “Creativity is actually my biggest problem. I’m always chasing whatever is shiny and new and...

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