What Others Have to Say...
Bonny helped me prepare my first novel, When We Were Strangers, which went on to fairly quickly get an agent and publisher (HarperCollins), becoming a Barnes & Noble Great Discovery and a USAToday Bestseller. Recently, on my fourth book, she helped with difficult theme and structural issues throughout the novel.
Bonny offers keen insight that produces effective, engaging results in areas of plotting, characterization and consistency. She can see what's not working and come up with workable options. She's tactful but doesn't sugar-coat. The way I figure, it's better to hear it from her in time to fix what you've got than to hear it from an agent or editor with a finger on the reject button. I'd recommend Bonny Millard's developmental editing prowess and knowledge.
When We Were Strangers
Swimming in the Moon
Under the Same Blue Sky
I turned to Bonny for help after researching and writing a fictionalized account of an ancestor. Bonny showed me how to use my research of 17th Century France and Holland through dialogue and other techniques without it sounding like research.
Being an inexperienced writer and having never written fiction, I struggled with the story and had a number of issues. She has helped with the organization of scenes in each chapter and helped with my thought process as it relates to writing fiction.
Her hands-on support and direction have taught me how to enhance and enrich my story. Her knowledge and expertise have helped me take my writing to the next level.
While I have been working with Bonny, she has guided me gently back to my path in writing. She is a kind and enlightened mentor. Her fresh perspective on my story has helped me to see it with a renewed vision. I can now confidently say that my story will be finished and will be far better than I expected because of Bonny.
A successful entrepreneur once said, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”
Whether you are writing the novel you’ve always dreamed about, a memoir, essays for a grandchild or another project, a writing coach provides feedback and guidance for your story. Bonny teaches you about the writing process and offers support and encouragement. She will help you achieve your writing goals. Everyone needs a coach.