Hi, I’m Naomi.

Welcome to Writerly Play HQ.

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

As a writer, a storyteller, you are an artist. Who you are becoming is central to whether the novel or script or any other project of your heart succeeds.

Creative development requires more than wishful thinking, but the tools you need to take the next step are as familiar as “Once upon a time …”

This is your story. Are you ready to draft onward?

What’s here for you?


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 creative development. Instead of working on these skills in the abstract, we’ll build them in the context of your specific drafting or revision project. I work with youth and adults, and also coach educators as they launch Writerly Play in their classrooms.


Both whimsical and practical, Spilled Ink is filled with inspiration, tools and tips to develop the creative thinking skills of writers of all ages.

– Winner of the 2009 Moonbeam Gold Medal for Educational/Activity Book

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.

Creative Lift

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