Mother Wilson's Wise Words

Guidance for New Authors

 
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Mother Wilson's Wise Words

Guidance for New Authors

What My Authors Are Saying

See Your Story In Print

You have a story to tell and the screen stares at you blankly. That's because it's blank. 

 

It's a great idea but where do you start? How do you get all those words on the page? How do you cope when creativity escapes you?

I help with every step involved in writing and publishing a book. My authors follow their chosen path to traditional, self- and hybrid publishing. Together, we work on plot, characterization, setting, dialogue and sequencing. From one draft to the next, we weave together a story your readers won't be able to put down.

 

Thinking of Ideas

But before it goes to print, I dot the i's and cross the t's. Manuscripts go through Beta readers, copy editors and proofreaders. Self-publishing authors connect with illustrators to create a captivating cover. Those on the traditional route learn to write query letters and how to make the most out of writers' conferences.

All my authors learn to develop a marketing plan that fits their budgets for time and money.  Your book's out there. It's selling. 

What's next?

Your next book, of course.

"I have been using Barbara for several years now on both manuscripts and query letters and she’s absolutely

amazing. Her attention to detail has really helped me create more vivid settings, and her grasp of dialogue has

helped me create more believable and flushed out characters. She’s definitely worth it for writers who are

hoping to take their work to the next level."
- Trong Nygyen, client and SCBWI member

It has always been a gamble for me working with editors and writing consultants, but when I found Barbara

(Mother Wilson), she exceeded my expectations. Because she is direct and straight forward, we were able to

move quickly toward a quality product. She has helped me with blogs, articles, and my book proposal for

publishing houses. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.
- Jason Coombs, Brick House Recovery
 

"Whether it's gaping plot-holes or fine tuning a final edit, Mother Wilson is brilliant at spotting whatever

needs to be fixed in your writing and training you on how to find those things yourself."

- Dana Proux-Willis, client, playwright and SCBWI member

 

 

 

 

 

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About Me

 So.

Who am I, really?

Yes, some people call me Mother Wilson but my real name is Barbara Evertz Wilson. That's an interesting fact but I suspect it's not what you really want to know.

 

Here's a quick summary:

  • More than 30 years experience in publishing as a writer, editor, graphic designer and writing coach

  • Personal assistant to romance author Kathy Lyons

  • Contest manager for Fresh Fiction, a major promotional website for authors

  • Coach for children's book authors through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

  • Features editor and graphic designer for a large metropolitan newspaper

  • Master's degree in Communication

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Barbara Evertz Wilson
a.k.a. Mother Wilson

Success Stories: Meet My Authors

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Award-winning author Rosie J. Pova is a well-published author for children. Rosie's mission is to live not just to exist, but to add to the world in the unique way that only she can -- to fulfill her purpose, to serve and to create a ripple effect. Her books do just that. They have been featured in Parents Magazine and The New York Times. She is the author of IF I WEREN'T WITH YOU, SUNDAY RAIN, SARAH'S SONGHAILEY QUEEN: Pranking Makes Perfect, The Alien Adventure and THE SCHOOL OF FAILURE (releasing May 2022).

Rosie J. Pova

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N. G. Abramson

When N.G. Abramson was a teenager, he made some pretty big mistakes. After turning his life around, he is now on a mission to help others do the same. With two master degrees—one in Criminal Justice and the other in Creative Writing. He has worked as an academic advisor at a large, public community college, helping students choose not only their classes and majors, but also their direction in life. Abramson is now broadening his reach, based on the personal development work he’s done, to help people choose not only their direction in life, but also their experience of life. He believes that all people can experience more peace, freedom, and happiness by better understanding their internal conversations in a non-judgmental way.

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Jason Coombs

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Author Jason Coombs is in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He is the Founder and CEO of nationally accredited Brick House Recovery. He earned a Master of Professional Communications (MPC) degree and has a deep passion for recovery. His book, UNHOOKED: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover is the best go-to guide for families suffering from addiction. He is a professional TED speaker, consultant, and leadership expert.

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Tina Washington

Tina 'TY' Washington is dedicated to helping people from difficult backgrounds. She is an advocate for domestic violence victims, ex-offenders and anyone who wants to restart their life. Through patience and prayer, she builds concrete and practical relationships with women who are suffering. TY believes in second chances and has learned their value through personal experience. She is an active volunteer in the Dallas region and gives her time to the Genesis Women's Shelter and the Celebrate Recovery Program at Hilltop Prison. TY is also a trained volunteer at Discipleship Unlimited Ministries where she facilitate ex-offenders' re-entry into society. 

   She is the author of FROM BOUND TO BOUND: Poetic Reflections on Prison Life and A POETESS'S ALABASTER BOX: A Month of Journaling for Devotion and Prayer.

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Robin Hackett is a musician and an author who honestly believes Love Is What We're Here For. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, bringing her unique blend of song and spirit everywhere she goes. She is the author of THE CREATIVE YOU: The Journal to Setting HER Free, DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING (Book

1 of The Blue Moon series), WHEN DOVES FLY (Book2 of The Blue Moon series) and

GIRL, YOU'RE A GROWN ASS WOMAN NOW: Strong, Capable and Worthy!

Robin Hackett

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Services

I help you polish your manuscript until it shines by guiding you through:

  • Genre selection

  • Characterization

  • Dialogue

  • Setting

  • Plot - sequence and consistency

  • Theme

  • Setting realistic writing goals

  • Marketing plans

  • A kick in the pants to get your project completed

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Other Support:

  • Proofreading

  • Finding Beta readers

  • Page layout and book design

  • Cover images

  • Blog writing

  • Resumes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make you a better writer?
Absolutely. I will keep you on task and help you polish your work to your own high standards.
 
Can I get you published?
That's my goal.  But I won’t make a promise I can’t keep. I will, however, get you ready to submit your best work.
 
Can I save you time?
Yes. I will do the grunt work of editing so you can be creative. I will teach you to devise and execute a marketing plan that fits your budget.

How much do you charge?
Initial 30-minute phone consultation: FREE
Projects can be priced by hour or by the complete project.







 

Let's Talk! 

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There's nothing I like more than connecting with authors. By phone, text, email or virtually, the flow of ideas is sensational.

Now it's time to make your dreams come true.

Finish your book and get it out there for all to read.

The best way to connect with me is via email: motherwilsonswisewords@gmail.com We'll use email to schedule good times to chat and get to know each other.

Can't wait to hear from you!

 
Mother Wilson