My name is Anneliese Kamola. I am an author, editor, and writing coach living in Bellingham, Washington. I primarily work with memoirists and non-fiction authors who write about the environment, women’s and social issues, political narrative, spirituality, and healing.
I support authors in their (often messy, frustrating, and surprising) process of articulation. I offer writers equal parts encouragement and accountability for getting words onto the page into the first draft. For later drafts, I help writers clarify their themes, strengthen the narrative arc, and structurally reorganize. No matter what part of the creative process, I always listen to what is ‘underneath’ the writer’s words—that which is not yet articulated but ready to be shared. Throughout our time working together I ask insightful questions for deepening and clarifying the message. We work together in person, over the phone, and/or over Zoom.
Please take a look at my Services & Costs page, then use the form to Contact Me. We will begin our process with a conversation about your story, what your intentions are, where you are and where you want go. Please be in touch—I am excited to hear about your project!
Publication & Performance
True Stories: The Narrative Project, Vol. 2. Co-editor with Cami Ostman and Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor. Release Date: January 11, 2020.
Time in a Tea Crate by Donna Robinson. Developmental Editor. Release Date: January 2020.
A Quest for Tears: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury by Sean Dwyer. Developmental Editor.
Personal creative publications:
True Stories: The Narrative Project, Vol. 2 Contributing Anthology Author, Questions
True Stories: The Narrative Project, Vol. 1 - Contributing Anthology Author, Arriving
Holding Up Her Part of the Sky: Stories of Strong Women from Around the World Solo Storytelling Show, 2015.
Filling the Void Writer, Producer, and Performer (Storytelling/Theater/Dance), 2013.
This Is My Body One-Woman Theater/Storytelling Performance, 2011.
Orcas Island Storytelling Festival Company Storyteller, 2009.