Boost Your Confidence
I am the award-winning author of seventeen critically acclaimed novels and non-fiction works. I help writers work through the fear and anxiety that is part of the creative writing process. I can help boost your confidence.
I can help you tell your story. Let me guide, advise and support you on your writer’s journey. Your journey can be exciting and fulfilling!
I am the award-winning author of 17 widely read works of fiction and non-fiction.
I have worked with hundreds of emerging and published writers at various stages in their development.
I work with writers to develop, write and edit their in-progress manuscripts.
In 1990, with Clyde McElvene I founded The Hurston/Wright Foundation
For writers working on book-length projects I provide monthly guidance, advice and evaluation.
I can answer your questions about any aspect of writing or the business of publishing.
First Page to Finished On Writing and Living the Writer’s Life is a writer’s workshop-in-a-book.
Inspired by my nearly 40 years as an author and teacher of writing, in this book I share with you everything I know and everything I have learned about how to write well and how to find community and satisfaction in the process.
Services I Provide
I offer answers to your writing questions. I can work with you at any level of development of your project. I can help you start and sustain a productive writing life and boost your confidence in your ability to tell your story.
I can answer your questions about the writing life and the publishing business. As your writing coach, I work with you as you learn how to write with regularity and with a skill that results in a story powerfully told. As a consultant, I help you choose the best options
You have completed a full or partial draft of your book and need a professional second opinion. I closely read what you have written and assess the quality of the writing, the effectiveness of the narrative, where the story holds the reader, and where it can be reimagined or rewritten.
I create a nurturing space and encourage brave, fearless writing by helping writers work through and work with the fear and anxiety that is a natural part of the creative writing process. I offer classes for beginners and advanced writers as well as seminars on the business of writing.
Read my work
My fiction and nonfiction portray the complex and challenging lives of African-American women and families.
Contributor to the Canon of African-American Writing
Marita Golden is exceptionally gifted in getting writers to dig deep - she instructs, guides, and encourages you as you search for the buried treasure that lives inside all writers. She also excels at assisting writers with polishing what writers find inside themselves. You will have no idea how well you can write until you spend some time allowing Marita Golden to bless your life and your writing process."
Marita Golden is a teacher's teacher. I taught fiction writing for several years, and am now a writing coach and concept editor. I depend on Marita's workshops and seminars to keep my writing chops nimble. Somehow, this woman has the ability to continuously open new vistas in my writer's-soul and mine fresh nuggets of creativity I didn't even know lived inside me. Her classes are the truth.
Working with Marita I gained more confidence in my ability to tell my stories. Marita Golden is a fantastic writing coach, and it is a privilege working with her.
Marita is a gifted, knowledgeable teacher and inspirer. With her professionalism and experience, I was encouraged to demand more of myself and take risks that vastly improved my manuscript.