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