Jen Knox

Jen Knox - Editor

Midwest

Writing coach, meditation instructor, developmental editor

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Overview

Whether you want to write a short story or essay, publish a novel, or share your personal story, it's time. I am a writing coach and creative accountability partner, here to ensure your creative vision becomes reality. All coaching services are based your individual goals and experience. Together, we will determine a realistic timeline and set goals that make sense for you and your lifestyle. We will clarify ideas and silence the inner critic. We will get words to page. My clients have written and published short story collections, novels, children's books and nonfiction. They have won awards, secured residencies, completed legacy projects, and cultivated daily writing practices that have enabled them to find ongoing creative inspiration and drive.

Before starting to work with writers 1:1, I taught creative writing for over 10 years. I have an MFA from Bennington in Writing and a BA from Otterbein in English. My own work has been published in over a hundred publications, and my clients have found acceptance in MFA programs, published widely and found their creative why.

Since I'm new to Reedsy, here are a few testimonials:

If you're serious about growing as a writer, you should certainly consider hiring Jen Knox as your writing coach. Though I hold a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Playwriting from a reputable writing program, Jen's coaching has been a great resource for me. Her no-nonsense approach, sage advice, thoughtful feedback, and considerable knowledge of all things writing has truly helped me exceed my writing goals. If you're ready to take your writing to the next step, I recommend giving her a call today.

JP, Texas

Jen coached me through the completion of my collection of short stories. She is a great teacher and very precise. With her positive feedback and encouragement, I was able to finish the book. I highly recommend her coaching services for new writers.

Upen, Ohio

Working with Jen was a delightful process, she confidently navigated me through developmental editing to ready my book for pitching to publishers. She listened well and understood my goals and interests. It was such a pleasure working with Jen, and I look forward to working with her again on my next book project. I highly recommend Jen if you are writing a book and want to partner with a supportive and knowledgeable guide.


Rachel, Oregon
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction

Certifications

  • MFA in Writing, Bennington
  • BA in English, Otterbein
  • After the Gazebo, Author
  • The Glass City, Author
  • Mindful Fiction, Author

Awards

  • Press Americana Prize for fiction
  • Pen/Faulkner nominee
  • Italio Calvino Prize for Fiction, shortlist

Work experience

Owner

Unleash Creatives
May, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Whether you want to write a short story or essay, publish a novel, or share your personal story, it's time.

I am a writing coach and creative accountability partner, here to ensure your creative vision becomes reality. All coaching services are based your individual goals and experience. Together, we will determine a realistic timeline and set goals that make sense for you and your lifestyle. We will clarify ideas and silence the inner critic. We will get words to page.

My clients have written and published short story collections, novels, children's books and nonfiction. They have won awards, secured residencies, completed legacy projects, and cultivated daily writing practices that have enabled them to find ongoing creative inspiration and drive.

Creative Writing Instructor

Alamo Colleges
April, 2011 – April, 2017 (about 6 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Best Small Fictions 2017

Hempel, Amy, Hempel, Amy, Masih, Tara L.

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