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Holiday Specials for Writers & More

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Greetings Friends,


The end of the year is upon us; welcome to the holiday hysteria! I’m offering some extra editing and coaching for writers who need a hand, as well as a few surprises. Email me at for deets on any or all. –jd



Whether you are working on a short story, novel, nonfiction book, essay, book proposal, screenplay, memoir, play, book of poetry, or a genre-bending cookbook/political thriller, please feel free to contact me to get precise info on a package for you.


PRIVATE COACHING: I’ve been described as nurturing, but whip-cracking, and yes, I mean as a writing coach. Allow me to help you unleash the true fabulosity in your projects and bring them to fruition in the real world before depression or drink destroy your nerve!


CHART CONSULTS: Perhaps you’ve heard that a major Uranus transit has begun. Perhaps you’ve made a sophomoric joke about it, or are thinking of one now. I saw clients as an astrologist for many years, wrote books and magazine columns on the subj’, then took a long break. But given the worldly state of affairs, I thought it time to re-appear. And if you are curious as to the state of your affairs, I’ve upped the ante and am also weaving asteroid synastry (pronounced like sin, not sinus infection) into my offerings. Special discount for former clients!




Sign up now!


  • Set writing goals, hours and deadlines to ensure what’s in your head ends up on the page?
  • Develop characters whom your favorite actors would kill to portray?
  • Build narrative momentum that keeps readers wondering what will happen next?
  • Infuse your writing with heat and verve and make it irresistible to readers?
  • Leave with a blueprint plan for completing your draft within three months?

Then sign up!


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New York City Folks:


Jill Dearman Reads New Work at Pen + Brush (FOR NYC FOLKS ONLY)

On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 for the first time Pen + Brush, which for over 124 years has provided a platform to showcase the work of professional, emerging and mid-career female artists and writers to a broader audience, will feature three members of the Writers Room in reading. WR member Jill Dearman, WR alumna Marcy Dermansky and former WR board member and current member Fatima Shaik. The Pen+Brush’s stunning gallery space is located on the ground floor of 29 East 22nd Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue. The evening starts at 7 pm.


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