The Writing Doula
Helping you give birth to your writing and the power of your words.
Your Writing Doula
As writing doula, I provide professional writing and consulting services that center around storytelling, legacy keeping and healing. I support clients in giving birth to their best writing and experience the therapeutic and transformative power of their words.
My work is informed by my experience as a veteran journalist, award-winning news reporter, certified grief recovery practitioner and 'spoken notes' poet who appreciates writing in its most expressive forms.
I look forward to helping you write to thrive.
"You gave me a way to process my thoughts first and then write them down. You gave me the leverage to feel that I did not have to speak outside my own vocabulary to get my point across."
~Michelle Gibson, New Orleans/Dallas
Journalist, writing and transformational coach
Rebirth Writing Experience
Coaching series using expressive writing to navigate grief & emotional distress. Group & private sessions.
(Visit Rebirth page)
Afrobituary Legacy Writing Course
Teaching African Americans to become “legacy keepers," by writing their own life stories and sharing wisdom narratives for posterity. Taught on demand or live; group or private sessions.)
(Visit Afrobituary page)
REBIRTH WRITING EXPERIENCE
Writing for wellness coaching series
Possess the mood stabilizing tools to help you get unstuck, manage grief and keep the blues at bay.
NEXT 6-WEEK SERIES BEGINS FEB. 23.
Six weekly coaching sessions to guide you through a series of evidence-based, non-academic, expressive writing techniques to help you feel better so that you can thrive.
See the Rebirth page for course breakdown.
Writing Doula engagements; creative events
JAZZ NOTES CAFE - Monthly Writing Salon
Every third Wednesday evening at Soiree Coffee Bar
6 pm - 9 pm
Soiree Coffee Bar, 320 Singleton Ave, Ste 190
Writing Doula hosts poetry set for Women's History Month
'When She Speaks" at the Brown Sugah Lounge
7pm - 9pm
1409 Botham Jean Blvd., Suite 232
JAZZ NOTES CAFE - Monthly Writing Salon
Every third Wednesday
6 pm-9 pm
Soiree Coffee Bar, 320 Singleton Ave. Ste 190
Rebirth in the Clearing - Rest Retreat for Black Women
445 Fm 71, Commerce, Texas
"I need for you to read this over right quick!"
Are you unsure about the document you just finished writing and need someone to give it a professional read-through before you submit it for that grant, college admission, employment or other revenue-generating opportunity you are trying to get?
I can help you with that. My services include quick and thorough reviews of short pieces, such as essays, or longer documents, such as proposals and book manuscripts.
Legacy Writing & Storytelling
Guidance on journaling, legacy and creative writing, narratives & essays.
Book the Writing Doula as your Family Scribes game leader and storytelling guide!
Allow me to lead the legacy games at your next reunion or family gathering--drawing from the activities in my book "Family Scribes: Writing Memories from your Family Tree!" I will lead the games in person or via Zoom.
CONTACT ME for booking information.
Kudos from a Dallas family:
"The men in this house hesitated at the thought of having to write, but not even 5 minutes into the first game, they were writing one-page responses, racing against the 5 min timer! We played a few rounds. Linda may have intended to be with (us) for an hour, but it got so good that before we all knew it, 9 p.m. passed us by! Make the purchase. We did!"
Twymeika 'Jendayi' Hill-Jones,
On Writing to Heal
The Writing Doula discusses the healing and transformative power of writing with Detroit writing expert and publisher Elizabeth Ann Atkins.
Sampling of employers and clients I have provided services for:
My Client Testimonials
What our customers write about us
"Linda, not sure if you knew, but (name omitted) was 20-plus years old, recovering sex addict and former drug abuser He came to our church as a recovery sinner and was unconditionally loved by us as a child of God. I cannot say enough good things about your workshop as it helped him prepare for his death and left a written legacy for his mom who cherishes it dearly. In that day, we found the face of God in you and your magic."
"Linda Jones was an absolute wonder to work with and I was honored to have her help in bringing my manuscript to life. She took the time to provide a detailed review of my work, gave concrete suggestions and examples and made me feel like she was a "partner" in my success. This was the first time I felt as though an editor took the time to really get "into" my work and her plain-spoken manner really helped me to see how to improve my writing."
"Sometimes all it takes is one sentence to change a person's life. You did that for me."