Welcome. I am a Transformational Coach, a Book Coach, a published novelist and a visual artist.
I began my career as an international journalist, working for years in newsrooms in Tokyo and London, as well as in Seattle. I also traveled extensively through Asia as a travel writer. I gave up journalism to follow my calling to be an artist, both a novelist and painter: www.carolineallen.com
As a writing coach for people who want to write memoir and novels, I provide ongoing support, weekly one-on-one sessions where we speak to the soul of the work and tackle the practical aspects of good writing. Check out my coaching website at www.artofstorytellingonline.com.
Coaching writers involves brainstorming story ideas for novels or short stories; studying characterization, plot, setting and theme; exploring the revision process; and researching how to get work to market. I deeply understand the dynamics involved in committing to one’s soul path, and coaching also includes exploring the peaks and valleys of what it means to be an artist.
As a Transformational Coach, I help people who are seeking their purpose navigate the transition.
Voice is of deepest importance to me. I believe many of us have been taught to standardize our modes of expression. Writers and artists must undo this learning, and seek their unique voice, their eccentric style. The greatest compliment I have received came from a writer’s group made up of AofS clients. They told me they were amazed at how different each person’s style was. No two of my clients ever sound alike; we’re always exploring personal self exploration. This passion for voice has grown with my increasing exposure to other countries, and other voices.