Let’s Write Together

How Can We Work Together?
For the last decade and a half I've been entrenched in the publishing industry, building and structuring books, connecting writers with top agents, building author platforms, designing long and short book launches and helping new and seasoned writers win prestigious literary awards and hit bestseller lists.

Here's what I know: Books pick their authors.  If you are hearing the whisper of a book, drop everything and follow it.  Quit your day job?  Hell yeah.  If you surrender to it, if you allow yourself to be chosen, your writing will give you a hundred thousand times in return.

What do you need to follow that dream? Here's a great exercise to start you off: If I were your genie in the bottle--and you had as many wishes for your writing as you liked, what would they be?

Below are some of the ways you can use me as your genie. Remember that the work we do together will be within the framework of the Gateless methodology, which fuses ancient Zen technique and brain science to bring domain-changing work into the world. In this editing style, we use the reticular activating system in the brain to lean into your greatest strengths, the energy of the work, and the power of what they are doing in the world. And we bring that genius into the world in the form of a book.

If you have other wishes, send me a note: gatelesswriting@gmail.com...

The Gateless Writers' Academy: If you are looking for a trusted mentor who can take you to the highest vision of your dreams as an author, if you wish you had a network of support to cheerlead you on when you hit the page, if you wish you could sit and talk to literary luminaries on the road ahead of you, The Academy is what you are looking for. Each semester a select number of new and seasoned writers are invited to join in this intimate, intensive experience which is the Gateless Writers' Academy, to learn more visit us here: Gateless Academy

bio4kate"The Gateless Academy has been one of the vital, enriching, freaking beautiful things I've ever done for my writing.  I felt tentative when I signed up, excited but lacking some confidence. Through the Academy I gained a team of cheerleaders and felt very close to these online risk takers and shakers. The insights from The Academy have gotten inside me, they are in my blood. The Gateless approach blends science, spirit and dance, and integrates the best part of ourselves to connect to the best part of others." ~Kate Gray, pushcart prize winner and author of the novel, Carry the Sky.

Full Manuscript Read with In-Depth Summary:  You’ve done it, you’re finished.  You put your vision on a page, it took endless hours of alone time while your family, your job and sleep waited.  Now what?  You need some help, someone to tell you what works, how good it is, what the next steps are, an industry mentor to jump on your vision and deliver it to the agent’s hands, the bookstore shelf.  This is an extremely fragile time.  You want someone who has your best interests at heart, can meet the work on its own terms and knows how to shift it in ways that won’t hurt the vision. Together let’s get this baby off the ground so it can move lives.  Full manuscript reads depend on length of the work. Email me if you have a baby in the oven: suzannekingsbury@suzannekingsbury.net

"Jane Miller, Boulder ColoradoSuzanne and I worked together in fantastic bursts of creative energy, and I learned the craft of not only writing and selling the book, but also branding myself as an author and building a platform.  Almost as soon as I finished my final draft, I was offered a contract and got my first book deal!" ~Jane Miller, Boulder Colorado. 

Literary Love Intro:  For new writers.  This is the fast track to the best book you can write.  You may have an idea but are not sure where to start. You have some pages but haven't yet finished a full manuscript.  In an unprecedented approach to creating great writing, you and I will focus on your strengths and talents and let the rest drop away.  Our work together will include power hours dedicated to where you want to go.  Blasting through limitations, we will find the bestseller within and sculpt and structure your book so it has a chance to be the apple of a top agent’s eye.  No matter if you are a blog writer or working on the next great American novel, whether you have never written anything in your life or are writing a memoir that started when you were a child, you and I are going to set fire to the page.  From here we can get you exposure to top agents who can sell your North American publishing rights to the top publishers in NY, garner you film options and foreign sales.  We will also explore ways to get top literary awards and hit bestseller lists.  Tell me all about your book: suzannekingsbury@suzannekingsbury.net

Kelly"I knew I wanted to write a book, I felt passionate about what I wanted to share with the world, but I didn’t have a clear pathway there.  After one power hour with Suzanne (that lasted three hours!) she identified my dream agent, helped me understand that my brand was a bestselling title, and showed me a clear path to not just building my book, but building a series of books that will make my business into an enterprise.  One week later, after never having published anything before, she helped me get my first articles into two of the best media outlets on the web.  I am already starting to share my message with the world!"  ~Kelly Skinner, MA, founder Flawless Yoga and Wellness.

Literary Love Advanced: You have already written your book, have a draft on hand, and want a surefire route to a great agent, a publishing deal, movie rights.  But first you need an advanced edit that can polish the work and make it worthy of publication.  You may need a fierce query, contacts in the field to help you get representation.  If you are a non-fiction writer, you need a powerful proposal that will make agents pick up the phone, and a platform that can help jump start your new career.  I work one-on-one on a master class level with writers of any genre, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, holistic health practitioners, therapists and anyone else who has a book in hand and needs help polishing and selling it.  For non-fiction writers it includes help with a top-selling proposal and the most effective way to getting major media publicity without having to hire a publicist.  If you'd like to move forward, let's chat: suzannekingsbury@suzannekingsbury.net

Book signing with Kasey Mathews and her literary agent Dede Cummings. Yeah Kasey!!Book signing with one of my memoir writers, Kasey Mathews, and her fantastic literary agent, Dede Cummings. Yeah Kasey!! Her memoir Preemie is published by Hatherleigh, distributed by Random House and just won a 2014 Reader's Choice Award!

Therapeutic Care for Writers:  With therapeutic care, we break through blocks and help you fly on the page.  The stumbling blocks that trip writers up can feel maddening, debilitating and demoralizing.  Why aren't I writing? Why is there never enough time to do what I really want to do?  I really want to write this book, I just can't make myself do it.  Everyone else having success in their careers, and I feel like I'm sitting still.  Breaking through blocks is one of the biggest steps a writer can take in moving toward the vision of who she wants to be in the world.  When we work together around your relationship with the blank page, we open a treasure chest that might contain anything from childhood fears and former relationships to fragility around failing or rejection.  In therapeutic care, you receive a combination of deep inquiry and profound nurturing so that you can begin to feel the sweetness of your unique creative genius and move into your best vision of yourself.  Sessions can range from 90 minutes to a weekend intensive and include charting your career course and some powerful resources to get you there.  Beware: writers who sign up for therapeutic care sessions often experience dramatic (but beautiful!) shifts in their lives both on and off the page.  In-person sessions include Thai head massage and Reiki.  Please contact me if you feel you want to fly: suzannekingsbury@suzannekingsbury.net

-Mary Okoye, Tucson, Arizona"Suzanne and I met when I signed up for one of her retreats...over the next few years, she passed me the tools of the craft and helped me see where my innate talent was.  The memoir I built just got picked up by one of the biggest agents in New York!" ~Mary Okoye, Tucson, Arizona

Retreat Your Way to the Book of Your Dreams:  One of the absolutely best ways for you and I to work together is for you to come with me on a salon-style writing retreat where we spend four uninterrupted days focusing on your writing, breathing life into your story and giving you the attention you deserve as a writer.  Come away with me and a small group of writers to be massaged, pampered, fed and supported.  At retreat we push past your creative limits and make your writing dreams come alive.  These retreats include deep guided meditations, a body worker on staff to help you feel held and supported in the body and tons of writing and sharing your work with an encouraging audience.  If you are interested, come visit the retreat page: suzannekingsbury.net/writing-retreats/

Bob Litwin,Bob Litwin,"I came to Suzanne with hundreds of pages of material written over 30+ years. Within minutes her skill as a teacher and editor surfaced and I knew I had found a master who would take my hand and help me through the process.  The experience of traveling this path with Suzanne has been extraordinary.  We finished writing a top notch proposal, and right away I had meetings with some of the top agents in publishing. My book Live the Best Story of Your Life is distributed by Random House and was #1 on Amazon in its category one month after it was published, I hit the bestseller list a month later. This experience has changed my life." ~Bob Litwin, Boulder, CO.

Not Sure What You Need?  There are a thousand ways to work together from killer website copy, to blog writing and beyond that might not quite be on this list.  Drop me a line telling me your story, and I will respond within the week.  Can't wait to hear from you:  suzannekingsbury@suzannekingsbury.net.


Let’s Write Together!!