Writing Guide & Studios

Austin Kleon says, “Show your work.” It’s a daring I have recently taken to heart . With the brilliance of DIY web hosting, I am now making messes with the best. In that spirit, I want to be found, but not bothered. [Insert chuckle here.]

Isn’t this the way of the artist? I hope you’ll check back often to see what I’ve managed to pin up, and better yet, opportunities for us to be together. I’m currently deep in my own writing endeavors, but look forward to coming up for air and guiding 2 to 3 boutique studios (with no more than 5 or 6 artists present) in 2021. If this is something you desire, please give me shout.

I’d love to hear from you at donna@donnakwallace.com

Guest Post by Daisy Rain Martin

In case you haven’t yet had the privilege meeting Donna and being blown away by her ingenious presence in your book and life, here’s what you need to know:

Donna is a life/book architect. She is an artisan and with great care ‘fashions’ authors and their books—she envisions, sketches and builds best sellers with authors who never even knew themselves to be authors.

The process, the journey, through which she takes a writer is miraculous and magical; insightful and beautiful; revealing and challenging.

She hovers carefully over the places of one’s heart that needs to be protected with enduring patience.

She can take mountains of random writing and mold it into a story arch that reveals the most compelling parts of your work. She sets the rest aside for some future endeavor, wasting nothing. Then she shows you where the “holes” are and helps you fill them.

Her work doesn’t stop with the writing. She wants to see you be successful, and she will give you every marketing tip she knows. She is only one degree of separation to about 1000 famous people and is personal friends with those you want to know when it comes time to publish—which means you are never further than two degrees of separation from the people you need to know. She is quick to make introductions—and that. Is. Priceless.

Donna K. Wallace works with big potatoes, small potatoes, and itty bitty french fries. She gives the best of herself and her talents, every time.

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