Hello and thanks for visiting! Seeing as this page is titled "Talk To Me", clicks on it make me feel extremely popular. I've created this space in response to the many generous and sincere writers who reach out to me seeking advice and actionable plans for their writing careers. This is where you can enroll in pre-recorded classes covering the topics I get the most inquiries about like pitching stories and earning a living as a writer, one-on-one coaching and strategy sessions, or personalized editing and pitch services for your work. Below are testimonials from my students on a range of the classes and services available below. If we've convinced you that I've got what you're looking for, you can order them directly and we can get started!
"Since taking two of Alana's classes, I have been getting responses from editors almost every time I pitch, even if it's a no. They almost always encourage me to pitch again, and this never happened to me before the class. I got my first piece in my goal publication of Electric Literature and absolutely believe it was because of what I learned from Alana." – Kayla, student in "Exactly How To Pitch...." and "Generating Story Ideas..." classes
"Alana’s class is a godsend for anyone looking to find foothold in the world of copywriting. I can’t imagine a more thoughtful, thorough, or generous introduction to everything from cold-pitching brands to managing your portfolio." – Ryan, student in "How To Break Into Copywriting..."
"Alana is a true friend and advocate for emerging writers, regardless of their level of experience. In her 1:1 classes, you will get more actionable advice than you can in months of making your own mistakes. In an industry synonymous with gatekeepers and exclusion, that willingness to help new writers make their voice heard is a catalyst to keep going." – Niko Maragos, student in "Generating Story Ideas...", "How To Break Into Copywriting...", and a one-on-one session for writing career advice
"My hour with Alana was invaluable. Not only did she share strategic insights on growing my freelancing, she took the time to connect me to editors who would be instrumental in forming my writing career. I'm so thankful for her inclusivity and wisdom." – Ashley Abramson, one-on-one session for writing career advice