Linda Jones
The Writing Doula

Writing & emotional wellness coach

I am Linda Jones

      As a writing doula and creative wellness coach, I have the honor of providing tools to support my clients in giving birth to better health and well-being. My work is informed by my experience as a career journalist, certified grief recovery specialist, mindfulness practitioner and creative artist. I specialize in helping clients improve storytelling, navigate trauma and grief, regain confidence and achieve self-mastery.

       "You are my inspiration. Sometimes all it takes is one sentence to change a person's life.  You did that for me.
                                      ~Lisa Rachelle Spencer, Rockwall, Texas

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Writer, transformational coach
Creator of...

Rebirth Writing Experience 
Transformational coaching series that combines, expressive writing to navigate grief & emotional distress. Group & private sessions w/multicultural clientele.
(Visit Rebirth page) 

Rebirth in the Clearing
Memorial Day Healing retreat for Black Women at Blackland Ranch, Commerce, Texas 2023

Legacy Writing Course

Teaching African Americans to become “legacy keepers," by writing life stories, obituaries and wisdom-filled 'griot' letters as family heirloom gifts. The course is recorded
and self-paced. 
Linda also conducts live legacy writing courses for general audiences.
(Visit Afrobituary page)

Writing for wellness coaching series
Possess the mood stabilizing tools to help you get unstuck, manage grief and keep the blues at bay.

I hold several group sessions annually or you can book a private or group workshop with me at any time. 

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.

Book an enrollment call for Fall sessions (Aug. 17)

Upcoming Events

Writing Doula engagements; creative events




Preserving Your Story: Writing Heirlooms of Legacy.  

Two-day workshop by the Writing Doula  Oct. 24 & 26, 7-9 pm

The Writer's Garret

Dallas, Texas 





Safe-space gathering & creative release for those approaching first holiday season following the loss of loved ones.

via Zoom.  More details provided by Oct. 30.  contact: [email protected] for early registration & inquiries. 


"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. 

Watch the Atlanta Black Star video interview with Linda Jones about her course, Afrobituary Legacy Writing

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Writing Doula blog post:
Find out how your family history can hold a key to your identity. 

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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,
Dallas, Texas

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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:

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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."

 L.V. Mason
Dallas, Texas


"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."

Lurie Daniel Favors, social justice attorney, talk show host,
Brooklyn, New York


"Sometimes all it takes is one sentence to change a person's life. You did that for me." 

Lisa Rachelle Spencer, management consultant, Dallas, Texas

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