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Your words * your voice * your story

Author coaching, developmental Editing, creative writing workshops, & creative services for your best life & book

~ Learn to WRITE OUT LOUD ~

 
 
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wHAT i DO

Want to improve your writing and storytelling skills? Want to be able to better connect and find YOUR audience for your stories? Want to sell a lot of books and have the writing career of your dreams?

I am a story wizard. I am able to easily pinpoint your story and character issues. I quickly assess and articulate exactly what you need to fix. I know where the story wants and needs to go in order to find its perfect audience. And I do it all while encouraging you to find and embrace your authentic voice.

I zero in on your source of writer’s block, resistance, or any other issues you may be having that doesn’t allow you to freely create the story you want to tell. NOTE: I don't actually BELIEVE in writer's block; there are YOU blocks, or your resistance.

I am a rock star at helping writers let GO of perceived perfections and embrace their messy, for that is where YOUR GENIUS resides!

 
 

Embrace your mess,
it's where your genius resides.

 

Who i am

Christina Trevaskis is a former Borders executive who has spent nearly twenty-five years in the publishing industry wearing many different hats: reader, bookseller, marketing specialist, and now author coach and developmental editor, which is the crown she prefers donning. Throughout her career she has worked with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors such as Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Bella Andre, Catherine Mann, Karin Tabke, Sylvia Day, Stella Cameron, Maya Banks, Cat Porter, Lorelei James, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. 

She stepped into the self-publishing world forming her business, Book Matchmaker, five years ago with the intention of helping authors navigate the ever-changing publishing landscape and discovered she also had the knack for helping authors find and embrace their own unique writing voice, help them improve their storytelling skills, and write the stories they could only dream of writing.

She's a Book Matchmaker, a publishing partner, a creative coach for books and their authors. She helps them BOTH be all they can be and more, working with the authors to bring more balance into their life, so they can get back to the real dream of writing.

 
 

Want to know more about working with me?

Let's chat today.

Congratulations to client Victoria Paige for being named Holt Medallion 2019 Finalist for her book Captive Lies!


some of what Christina's clients have to say about her services:

Christina Trevaskis has incredible instincts. She is able to hone in immediately on my character and story issues: what’s lacking, what’s needed, where my structure needs bolstering, where my characters drift. Where I need to go. No matter the shape my draft is in, either the wreck of an early version or the more honed, revised ones, Tina easily wades through my muck, shines her light where I need to find the jewels within. She is a true professional and a brilliant, gifted editor who is extremely supportive and positive in the way she articulates her ideas, always focusing on the writer’s unique strengths. I have found her support and direction invaluable. I’ve grown as a writer, finally learning to trust my own instincts and be more fearless than ever before. I cannot envision ever working without her.
— Cat Porter
Christina Trevaskis edits in a way that she allows the author to keep her voice, while at the same time highlighting issues within the story. She is patient, articulate and timely. As a romance writer, having an editor who not only loves the genre but spent years hand selling as well as marketing romance in a brick and mortar store, she ‘gets’ it. Her skill set also includes a degree in English Lit and a minor in writing. She’s smart, open-minded, and an author’s most ardent cheerleader. I highly recommend Tina.
— Karin Tabke, National Bestselling and Award-winning author
Christina has the intuitive ability to guide my writing in the direction that I need it to go. Going the extra mile, she finds or creates resources that work for me as a writer. It’s exciting that I’m not alone in this adventure!
— Brenda Harting, Aspiring author
 
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upcoming events

Write Out Loud:
Capturing and Connecting with Your Audience

What makes us love an author's book? There are a multitude of reasons, but in some way we connect with the characters, the story, or just the way we're drawn into the worlds (and words) an author creates. We connect with the author, the writer.

This workshop is different from the previous Write Out Loud Workshop (Finding and Owning the Fearless Writer Within). While there are some overlaps this workshop is much more detailed and in depth with regard to HOW YOUR writing is what is going to attract your audience.

It's about being completely vulnerable and writing with an open heart, drawing in all the emotions while writing and creating an experience for your readers that they won't forget. (And they'll come back for MORE from YOU!)

It's about Storytelling vs Writing, the difference between the two and how that will impact and help you more effectively capture and connect you with your story, your voice, your readers.

I will talk about choosing critique partners and editors that will help you best connect with your audience.

You'll learn how to bust through writer's block and how to recognize it before it even starts.

And so much more!

Here's what past attendees have said about the workshop:

“Christina’s advice never fails to improve my writing. When I’m having trouble with a scene or a character, it’s her voice guiding me out of the oblivion.”

Kristina, aspiring author

“In Write Out Loud: Capturing and Connecting with Your Audience, Christina offers fresh inspiration to empower writers. Learning to be an open hearted writer has moved me to a place within myself that is bubbling with creativity!”

Brenda, aspiring author


Write Out Loud:
Finding and Owning the Fearless Writer Within

You think you have what it takes to be a writer, but suddenly you're getting advice from everyone on how to write, what to write and everything gets lost in the noise and you suddenly don't even know where to start.

Or maybe you're a seasoned writer who has lost the passion in what you're currently writing. Or you're looking to get your writing to the next level, make a best seller list, or find more readers and make more money.

In this workshop you will learn how to shut out the voices (unless they're coming from your characters) and take control of your writing. Leave all the noise behind and learn to fearlessly write out loud!

Included in the workshop is a live Q & A, a copy of all the materials and a workbook character sketch. Mention where you saw this workshop and you will receive a free 30 min on-on-one with Christina to discuss your WIP (work in progress.)

Bolster your writing skills and give your words power with Christina’s insider knowledge of the publishing industry to launch your book from dreams into reality.

Here's what past attendees have said about the workshop:

"I’ve been cranking out chapters based on your advice. The magic happens in the editing, right? I can’t look at it right now. I want to keep going through chapters and editing instead of going forward. Hemingway is TOTALLY wrong about the writing drunk part, by the way. I like your idea better, since I’ve tried both this week. Ha!"

Kristina, aspiring author

"Christina cuts to the quick simply and fiercely, and we clearly see and feel the exciting, bright possibilities that have always been within our reach."

Cat Porter

“Write Out Loud helped me find my new mantra: Write daily with fearless authenticity…because they don’t know they want it until they read it! I am enjoying writing again and moving closer to my goal each day. My thanks to Christina for the inspirational encouragement!”

Melissa, aspiring author

"Christina has this magical way of opening you up to your depths where the fear of being seen lies, then gently guides you towards your authenticity because this is how you will be connecting with your audience. She urges each of us to write WILD without reservations, to do what scares you, and to take risks sharing all your magic through your words. She has helped me to feel that the impossible is possible, that I have a story to share and that others are wanting to read it."

Safira, aspiring author, lifestyle coach, amazing goddess, warrior beast


How to Find the Best Editor for You

Writing your first book or your 100th, finding the right editor for you could mean the difference between writing a good book and the best book of your life. In this workshop you'll learn what kind of editor will work best for what you're trying to achieve, along with tips and questions to ask yourself and your potential editor.
Coming Soon

 

Do you want to book Christina for a workshop, conference or writer's retreat?

Booking now for Summer and Fall 2019 events. Click here to contact.