book development | literary services | platform building
Tell your story, tell it true | Find me at carolynflynn.com
SoulFire Studios is a full-service literary services agency specializing in
thought leaders in creativity, business and personal development
* travel memoir * spiritual memoir * personal essays and memoir
* contemporary literary and upmarket fiction * narrative journalism-based nonfiction * personal development nonfiction * body-mind-spirit nonfiction
Jump-start your book project. You know the one. The one that’s been calling to you for years.
You’ll gain clarity about what your book is about, why it’s a book that must be written. You’ll also gain skills in craft and best practices for allocating your time, your mindspace and your creativity.
PACKAGE OF 8 consultations
This is big-picture editing for theme, chapter organization, clarity, pacing and voice. It’s probably the most significant step an author takes in the process
PACKAGES start in 4-week, 8-week, 12-week bundles
Get a full manuscript critique that can assess where you are in the writing/revision process and prepare you to market your book to publishers and agents.
Book proposals are what sell your book to publishers. They are part development, part marketing plan, and they are written strategically — to get a publisher to sign you on.
Virtual and live in-person seminars offered starting Fall 2015, or ask me about customized one-on-one coaching and editing
For that final edit, make sure your book is clean and professional before you send it out to agents, publishers and contests.
RATES are by the page
agent query letters
Sign up for the You, Your Book & a Mouthful of Stars agent pitch webinar or get one-on-one consulting about how to craft the perfect query letter.
online media resources + social media
for thought leaders
How does your book fit with your business? If you want to be the go-to place for people who want to know about your topic of expertise, I can help you develop your online media presence so that people think of you first and foremost as the person of service. Whether your brand is about life mastery; the intersection of food, love and family; overcoming anxiety by flipping your fears; discovering how your authentic a little bit crazy but highly functional self is actually the way to thrive; a spiritual heroine’s journey to discover the divine feminine; tapping into mindfulness techniques to be a better business leader; using integrative ayurvedic techniques to live more fully … whatever it is, I can help you build your platform through content that draws more people to you like the ones you are engaging with now.
about carolyn flynn
Author, journalist, magazine editor and book development editor Carolyn Flynn has written books on mindfulness, creative visualization and other transformational topics and is a developer of memoirs, novels and titles such as The Mind to Lead, Return to the Soul, Yoga and Grief, and The Heart of Healing. She was the editor of Sage magazine for 16 years, which won national first place in the National Federation of Press Women in 2015. She is the winner of the 2014 Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction and much of her other literary fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in Fourth Genre, The Tampa Review, Albuquerque the Magazine, Ellipsis, and The Crescent Review, as well as the German anthology Wilde Frauen. Her novel, Six Seeds: Searching for Persephone, is in full manuscript submission. An excerpt from her in-progress memoir, Straight to Heaven, was published in Fourth Genre in 2015. She is the co-founder of The Writing Space (thewritingspace.net) and holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, one of the top 10 brief residency programs in the country. She also has a TED talk, “Tell Better Stories, Live a Better Life.”