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Master Teacher, Mentor
Coach and Consultant

I have taught, mentored, coached, worked as co-editor or development consultant with many award-winning, prominent published authors including:
  • Political Analyst, Donna Brazile, Cooking With Grease Stirring the Pots in America
  • Novelists, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun and Patsy
  • Tope Folarin, A Particular Kind of Black Man
  • Tracy McGhee, Melting the Blues
  • Sadeqa Johnson, Yellow Wife and Second House From the Corner
  • Short Story writer, Camille Acker, Training School for Negro Girls
  • Memoirists, Karen Gray Houston, Daughter of the Boycott: Carrying on a Montgomery Family’s Civil Rights Legacy
  • Nita Wiggins, Civil Rights Baby, My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism
  • Young Adult author, Leslie C. Youngblood, Love Like Sky and Forever This Summer
  • Kai Alderson, Sisters-in-Arms

How to Work With Me

As a creative writing coach, I work with you to develop a plan of action to achieve your writing goals. No matter what level you are in your writing we can work together. I offer introductory and advanced individual creative writing coaching, manuscript evaluation, book editing, and book development support and I can answer your most frequently asked questions about how to get published.
For writers working on a book-length project, I can serve as a coach, providing monthly guidance, advice, and evaluation. Let's discuss your project >>
As a literary consultant, I work with writers at various stages of the development of their projects. Let's discuss your project >>
I provide a close and thorough reading of your manuscript. I evaluate the effectiveness of the narrative, the power, and authority of the voice, as well as the skill of the writing craft and technique. I read fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Let's discuss your project >>
If you have questions about the viability of your project, how to develop and conduct research, resources to support your writing life, or if you want to know more about the publishing industry and how to find an agent, I can discuss any of these subjects with you in a phone conference or ZOOM call. Schedule a FAQ consultation >>
For writers under contract with a publisher, I provide book development and editing services. Let's discuss your project >>

Coaching & Consulting Clients

Testimonials

"Marita Golden is an amazing editor. Her evaluation and feedback were critical to the publishing of my novel and I appreciate the seamless process of working with her. Not only did she take the requisite time to get to know my work, but she also invested in learning about me as a writer and my goals for the manuscript. Marita's expertise and guidance were truly invaluable."
M. Shelley Connor
Author of the novel Everyman: A Novel
"After Marita took me on as a client my life as a writer changed in fundamental and miraculous ways. With her counsel, instruction, and critique I gained a wealth of insight and was able to achieve substantial improvement in my work. She gave me clarity and understanding. With her guidance, I was becoming the writer I always wanted to be. She saw it in me. She brought it out of me."
Vicci Lovette Saunders
Associate Professor, Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Howard University
"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."
"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."
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