Hello!

 

Do you ever find yourself bursting with a story you want to tell, but aren’t sure if/how you should share the topic that is burning inside you? 

 

Me, too. That’s why I created Brave Writing Workshops. These workshops combine everything I love: community, sisterhood, writing, and non-judgmental sharing in a safe space. I’ve been hosting them for years now, and enjoy them so much that I also partner with organizations to offer them to even wider audiences. 

 

“Babette has the rare ability to draw out the writer in anyone. 

She takes an inclusive approach and encourages writers to look within and write out stories they never knew were sleeping inside them.” 

- Grace, past workshop participant

 

I’m a classically trained writer with a background in journalism, editing, publishing, and teaching. For a long time, I worked inside offices managing other writers and editors, and while I enjoyed some of the work, I felt that I had more to give creatively. And I saw other people like me: people who wanted to write and share and go deeper into their experiences.

 

When I launched my Brave Writing Workshops, they quickly gained popularity and today I enjoy offering them on a regular basis. Each one creates a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for personal growth and connection through stories. These workshops are designed for writers of all levels. 

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OFFERINGS

Workshops


“Babette has the rare ability to draw out the writer in anyone. She takes an inclusive approach and encourages writers to look within and write out stories they never knew were sleeping inside them.” ~Grace, past workshop participant Growing up in the Netherlands, I’d bike home from school everyday to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show. I’d rush to turn on the TV and marvel at Oprah’s ability to prioritize the stories of everyone in her studio, not only of the guests on stage, but also of audience participants. Each time she’d say, ‘Everyone has a story,’ my heart lit up. This love for personal stories is at the center of every workshop I teach. In this workshop, I’ll teach you everything I’ve learned as a student, teacher, writer, and editor. We’ll get inspired by storytelling themes like the body, courage, and transformation. You’ll have the option to share elements of your personal writing. And we’ll leave space at the end to evaluate the myriad of platforms at your disposal, to narrow down which one would be the best fit for your piece. These workshops are right for you if you are looking for more than community and catharsis, and hope to (someday) share this story with the world. Learn More




Editing


"Babette zeroed in on exactly what I needed to do on my website to dial everything in and make the language consistent. She's clear, direct, and thorough. A great editor!" ~Sharon, public speaker/podcast host As an editor, I make it my job to care about your story even during “down time”. I’ll often find a solution or that one sentence that’s missing on my walk or in the shower. I read word by word to offer both detailed and big picture suggestions. It’s my goal to show you why I make edits and then, ultimately, to provide the strongest piece of storytelling we’re capable of together. Learn More




Ghostwriting


“Babette has a unique ability to listen closely to ideas and then bring them forward through clear, engaging, vivid writing.”
~Jennifer, current/past client Sometimes, you need more of a heavy lift than “just” an editor. You’re looking for someone who gets you and what you’re about, who can take your story and run with it, while making it shine. That’s where I come in. My ghostwriting services work best for busy women who have a nonfiction narrative to share with the world in the mental health and wellness space. Learn More




Writing Coach


“Babette was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her tips are great andshe’s easy to communicate with. I highly recommend Babette to anyone looking for passion, skill and a warm personality.” ~Simisola, ongoing client My coaching practice has evolved naturally, as many writers prefer to have a range of options available that extend beyond simple edits and an extra pair of eyes. As a partner on your writing journey, we create a personalized trajectory that can include everything from a brainstorming Zoom sesh to line edits, and everything in between. The creative pursuit and the business of creativity can be lonely, but with a dedicated professional on your team it doesn’t have to be. Coaching clients learn to see their work (and areas for improvement) in a new way during the course of our time together. Learn More





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Our first step is a free introductory call. Once I understand your content needs, I'll present a timeline and guide you through your unique project plan. Finally, we achieve your storytelling goals together.

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"Babette is a pleasure! I’m grateful for the time she took to help edit my work. Her tips are great and she’s easy to communicate with. I highly recommend Babette to anyone looking for passion, skill, and a warm personality." 

-SIMISOLA, CLIENT