My name is Elora, and I've been telling stories my whole life.
I learned how to read with Dr. Seuss, writing in the margins ways in which I thought the story could improve. As I got older, my love of storytelling morphed into teaching high school English for ten years, graduating with an M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, and writing three novels.
For the past three years, I've helped over 400 women find language to tell their story well. I have this dream of one day owning a house where my library consists of floor-to-ceiling shelves of books YOU have written. Through eCourses, community, retreats, and workshops, my hope is that you know the story in your bones wants nothing more than for you to give it a shot.
You have a story. Somewhere, deep inside, you know it needs to be told. That's why I'm here. That's why I created Awake the Bones. I believe in your story and I believe in you.
Writing is more than articulation, it's allowing yourself the space to hear the truth that you have something to share. Letters from the Creative Underground is the fuel you need to remember the truth: you are a writer. You have a story.
And we desperately need to hear it.
Story coaching is part life coaching, part manuscript coaching, part developmental editing, and a sprinkle of intuitive guidance. It's more than just figuring out how to write the book: it's getting to the root of what's got you stuck. In order to do this, sometimes you gotta face the junk. This is where I get to use my intuition, guiding you back to the page and making sure you finish the project you know you're meant to write.
Great question. Three years ago, I quit my administrative position at a high school. I was an instructional facilitator and literacy coach, and I loved my job, but I felt like I wasn't utilizing my strengths. Story coaching just kind of....fell into my lap in the best sort of accident. I took my experience of ten years in the classroom, my love for story, my knack for making connections, my intuitive spark, and my Curriculum and Instruction graduate degree and blended everything together into something magical. Within a month, I was paying for our rent with story coaching sessions. Within six months, I had a community of over 50 women. Since then I've coached over 400 women in finding the words to tell their story well.
In a word, no.
I've hired some incredibly talented copywriters in the past and even though they nailed my voice, there was still something missing within the content. I believe writing your own content it the thing missing from the creative entrepreneur space. We crave story. Only you can share your story well. But don't worry — I'll help you get there. It's why people call me their content doula.
01 "Elora was a DREAM to work with on our company's web copy. Not only was she capable, confident and professional, she simply "got" the brand message we were dying to put into the world. Elora saw patterns in our mission that I couldn't put words to, chose themes for our company's web copy and social content and made me feel confident that we could more accurately portray the message we desired to speak." — Olive
02 "I loved working with Elora to come up with my business name and tagline. She has an incredible knack for coming up with the perfect words that capture the essence of my business and personality. She asked intuitive questions, really listened to my answers, and when she gave me the names she had come up with, it felt like a puzzle piece snapping into place: a perfect fit. I would recommend her in a heartbeat." — Lindsay
03 “Elora has a magical way with words. She was instrumental in guiding me to the words that were locked inside me, and helping me form a complete concept that resonates with me personally and my dream clients. Her insight into human nature breeds trust, that “aha” feeling and all the support you could ever need. She’s not afraid to push back with her true thoughts because she cares about the words: her words, my words, your words."
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