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Testimonials

"My memoir All This Healing Is Killing Me is an Amazon number one, new release, bestseller in Depression and number two, new release, bestseller in Women’s Memoir and Biography. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of coaching with Bridget and how well my manuscript is being received." 

   - Gabby Pelicci, PhD  

"When I started writing my memoir, I had no idea the amount of work it would entail.  Feeling overwhelmed, I reached out for help.  Working with Bridget changed the direction of my story and changed my belief in myself as a writer.  She asked very thoughtful and probing questions that made me dig deep to get to the heart of the story.   In the end my manuscript became more extraordinary than I could have ever imagined. I feel extremely blessed for having the opportunity to work with Bridget." 

    - Stephanie Keene

Bridget Boland is magical!  I was lucky to be introduced to her and to be able to work with her on my memoir.  Throughout the process I found myself wondering how an editor could so immerse herself into someone else’s story, and see so clearly the bits that needed to be pulled apart, polished and strengthened….or if need be,  pulled out all together and deleted.  The conclusion  I reached is that Bridget has IT,  a God-given gift, honed through much research, study and years of experience.  Ms. Boland is amazingly talented  at finding that magical thread that should run through every story, reeling us in, and keeping us locked in without allowing the thread to dissolve.  I feel incredibly blessed to have worked with Bridget.  She helped me bring the highest resonance to my story and I know I could not have done it without her.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I encourage anyone who needs that extra insight for their story to work with her.  She is a joy.  You will not be disappointed.

    - Karen Keilt

Bridget Boland is a modern muse, a book doula, therapist, astute intellect and a compassionate, insightful and motivating guide for life.  Together we worked on my manuscript for nine months, and now I feel prepared to offer it to the world. I trust the thoughtfulness of her opinions and the skill with which she suggests.  If you’re looking for support for your manuscript or in life, connect with Bridget and glide to new knowing, confidence, clarity, claiming and insight. With her help, my book feels ready to leave the nest.                            

    - Cathy Edgett

The job of finding the right coach for your book project can be daunting.  There are plenty of people out there who can write but in my case, personal chemistry and work ethic was paramount.  Bridget Boland excels in both.  She became my chief coach and at times, a much needed spiritual leader.  I never could have written Texas Patriarch without her.

    - Douglas D. Box

When I first considered working with a writing coach/editor, I was skeptical. Bridget was recommended to me by the editor of CARVE magazine, and it is absolutely the best decision I have made for my writing career. I had decided that I wasn’t cut out to be a novelist and would write nonfiction (I LOVE reading creative nonfiction, but writing fiction has always been my dream). Bridget literally pulled that writer deep inside me to the surface. She artfully and expertly guided me as I wrote my first novel. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to produce a manuscript remotely worthy enough to enter a writing contest. I finally know I’m on my way to achieving my lifelong dream.

    - Jody Hadlock, Semi-Finalist: 2016 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Bridget’s rare ability to take the words of someone who is not a writer and sculpt them into the best possible and most beautifully written expression of my ideas continues to astonish.  Her seemingly full access to both sides of her brain is a rarity in my experience, and she brings the full impact of that amazing brain to her work.  I found working with her to be gratifying on a personal level, as she instills a sense of support and caring.  She is able to offer her suggestions in an extremely positive manner, never once pointing out flaws, just looking for opportunities for improvement, and she is the consummate professional, as well.  As a psychotherapist, I recognize she possesses a unique set of skills.  The results have been beyond anything I could ever have expected to achieve without her.  Although my “voice” is in my book, Bridget’s work has elevated the quality of the writing to something far beyond what I am capable of creating.  My appreciation and gratitude to her are beyond measure.

    - Barbara Gold, LCSW, LMFT

 

To say Bridget helped me grow as a writer is an understatement.  She helped me deal with the big things in my life, gave me courage to go to the scary places and find meaning.  I was stuck and she helped me move forward.  I go back to my notes from class and I use her wise teachings all the time.  I seek wisdom in new places thanks to Bridget.

    - Risa Brown

I met Bridget at the Writer’s Garrett in Dallas and continued to work with her one on one and with a small writer’s group. Without her I would never have finished my novel, nor would it be of the quality I feel it is. She taught me to write with a critical eye and honed my craft.  I looked forward to her criticism and suggestions as my story developed. With her help, I transitioned quickly from a green beginner to a skilled writer. My manuscript, which she reviewed in its entirety, was selected by SMU for their Writer’s Seminar in New York. Bridget brainstormed with me about my project without taking it over. For  anyone serious about writing, I strongly recommend her as a mentor/consultant. Every time I put down a word, or edit one, I hear her voice asking me if that word is absolutely necessary! Bridget facilitated the accomplishment of my dreams: to be a writer. 

    - Cindi Stock

 

When I almost gave up searching for editorial consultants, Bridget was strongly recommended to me by the editor at CARVE magazine. I am glad I did not give up, as I searched for someone who had the dedication to the care and nurturing of beginning writers. Bridget is that person. With her keen insight and analytical skills she is helping me to better my craft. She has a breadth of knowledge within the literary field that is enabling me to shape my short story into a piece that she will ultimately help publish. I can’t recommend her enough.         

    - Amy Neeren

Bridget and Lisa are gifted, brilliant editors and generous, thoughtful coaches. Their line edits were illuminating, and their developmental feedback surpassed any I’ve received. With kindness and generosity, they showed me how to shape my memoir to keep the reader needing to know what would happen next. They helped me hone my storytelling, including how to create a compelling, focused dramatic arc that hooks readers, something that often isn’t taught in writing classes. They also showed me how to structure a scene to make readers root for the protagonist. After their edits, I was able to see what wasn’t working in my earlier version and I knew how to fix it. The attention, time, and care they put into editing my work was evident, and it’s clear they hold high expectations for themselves and their writers. I love their holistic approach. Working as editors, life coaches, and spiritual advisors, both helped me envision the work and career I want to manifest. I give the whole experience a ten out of ten. I would definitely recommend working with Modern Muse!

    Summer Koester

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