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THE STORY CATALYST

WELCOME TO THE STORY CATALYST

I’m Carolyn Dawn Flynn, and I am the Story Catalyst.

In an age of flash-in-the-pan bestsellers and throwaway books,

I catalyze authors to craft their own enduring path to mastery, success and meaning.

I do the courage walk with you on the purpose-lit path. Together, we are targeted and joyful, attuning to the passion, vision and significance of your book.

WHAT I OFFER

  • book coaching and development
  • editorial assessments and revision plans
  • manuscript editing
  • one-on-one and group book mentoring
  • online classes
  • contemplative and generative writing retreats
  • branding and content creation that help you build an author platform
  • social media strategies for garnering media attention and audience engagement
  • creativity coaching about living a flourishing writing life
  • abundance coaching

1:1 BOOK COACHING

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UNCOMMON HOURS

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WRITING RETREATS

We hold writing retreats, both virtual and real, in places such as Ireland, Zion National Park in Utah and New Mexico (Taos or Santa Fe, depending on the year).

Because of COVID-19, we are holding off on announcing 2021 offerings until we know something for sure. We are hoping to gather in Ireland or Taos (or both!) in 2021, and even if we cannot be together in person, we hope to offer The Story Catalyst virtual intensive.

Sign up at our Say Hello page to be added to the interest list for retreats, and in the meantime, get your writing life designed beautifully and catalytically by joining our Uncommon Hours 2021: Spark a Renaissance online classes.

 

Story Catalyst packageS

Sign up for an online class or retreat, or sign up for a customized consultation. It’s time to live the life written!

1:1 BOOK COACHING

The best and fastest way to a finished book is to collaborate with someone who knows how to help you navigate through storycraft, narrative structure and the ever-changing book business. I’ll help you find the perfect “hook” and we’ll be joyful together as we take the courage walk. Remember, books are the source code for the world’s best stories and ideas! 

UNCOMMON HOURS

An online class for designing and de-stressifying the writing life. Join at any time!

THE FIRE: HOW TO GET PUBLISHED

Work with me to find the agent that’s right for you and craft the perfect query letter.

BOOK PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDITING

For nonfiction books, you need a book proposal. Work with me to master all eight sections of a book proposal.

A book proposal serves two purposes—one, to make your best pitch to a prospective literary agent or acquisitions editor. Two, a book proposal can give you the most potent form of clarity you need to write a bold and meaningful book.

That’s a powerful source of momentum! Let’s get started today.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

Sometimes, you just need to know what to do with that manuscript, whether it’s an outline and 30 pages or whether it’s a full draft. You need to know what no one else will tell you. Ask me about my developmental editing packages, which are targeted at how you can tell the best story you know to tell AND find the ideal marriage of publisher-agent-advocate so you can tell this story to your readers.

BOOK DESIGN

Some authors want to control their own destiny and opt for entrepreneurial publishing. To pull that off successfully, you must have a professional design so that media influencers take you seriously. As I have said early and often in my design classes at the University of New Mexico, “design is sign of operational excellence.” If you want your book to expand your audience, you’ll need design that says THAT!

WEB PAGE DESIGN

You write a book to expand your audience, and your website is the source code for your book, your brand, your business. When it’s right, your social media is right (and easy!). I’ll help you craft the words and the images that define your irresistible and enduring message.

START WRITING WITH PURPOSE NOW!

Let’s live the life written

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

SCHEDULE A VIDEO CALL

Link to my Calendly

EMAIL ME

Say hello

AUTHOR SUCCESSES

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DR. JUDITH PENTZ

Author of Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul

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DAVID SORENSEN

Author of Between Two Worlds

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Ade Anifowose

Author of My Invisible Life

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MELISA CAPRIO

Author of Postcards from the Universe

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MICHELLE L. MANNING

Author of Crazy & Functional and Functional & Crazy

Forthcoming in 2021 from New World Library

Dr. Patricia Muehsam

Author of The Do-Nothing Cure

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DR. SUZANNE KRYDER

Author of The Mind to Lead

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URANA BATJARGAL

Author of Golden Threads

Forthcoming in 2021 from New World Library

JUDY BOWEN

Author of Tapestry

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