I help writers experience grace in their lives--
from inspiration to publication & beyond.
My writing clients are successful, accomplished, high-achieving individuals who want to develop or deepen their writing practice, work on a book or a proposal, or are looking for heart- and soul-centered support while navigating the ups and downs of their writing lives. I enjoy working with authors, coaches, psychologists, attorneys, actors, artists, and anyone interested in personal empowerment and growth. To that end, I have a soft spot in my heart for fellow seekers affiliated with USM. I also love advising fellow SWP authors. My clients are forward-thinkers, passionate about what they do, smart, and adventuresome. I only work with a handful of clients so I can give them the exquisite attention they deserve. This is a co-creative, dynamic, partnership and is custom-designed to meet each client’s needs. The work we do together is transformational!
How My Coaching Works
I provide support, accountability, information, and guidance on all aspects of the writing life, including, but not limited to, the generation of ideas, getting words on paper, manuscript consultation, outlining, writing, developmental editing, Google document co-writing, publishing, launch events, book tours, marketing, and publicity.
I’m different from other writing coaches in that I teach spiritual principles, such as self-acceptance and forgiveness, non-judgment, and the cultivation of courage. My work is a unique synthesis of writing, life, and creativity coaching.
I am committed to my clients’ growth as writers, but also as people, and support their growth on multiple levels. Sometimes writing brings up emotional material. While I am not a therapist, I have a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology, and offer suggestions for clearing
obstacles that hold people back. If a client’s issues appear to be beyond my scope as their coach, I make referrals to therapists.
My primary focus is writing, but my coaching may also provide:
a lot from Bella. Her gentle yet incisive suggestions and questions coax characters forth in surprising and engaging ways. I am grateful to have her as my writing coach, and look forward to continuing under her tutelage.”
—Connie Minnett, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Distributing, Inc.
spirit Bella Mahaya Carter was my first writing coach in 2008. Bella provided a nest of encouragement, confidence, and freedom that allowed me to write what wanted to be written. With her gentle, loving support, the seed for my first book was sown.”
—Shary Hauer, author of the award-winning memoir Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction and Master Certified Executive Coach (MCC)