Welcome to Muse & Ink. We’re happy you stopped by. Have a look around. Muse & Ink is a collaboration of Dr. Marjorie Miles and Dr. Heather Rivera. Our mission statement below really sums up our vision and intention. Please feel free to contact us, we would love to chat.
Your Voice. Your Story.
Muse & Ink’s mission is to help writers find their creative spark, get their message out into the world and flourish. We honor and encourage voices that may have been suppressed for years to finally emerge by providing a supportive, heart-centered, intuitive and playful approach to both writing and publishing.
Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start? Is fear holding you back? Do you wonder where you’ll get the time to write? You know the story needs to be told-your voice wants to be heard. You feel it deep in your soul. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back. Contact Dr. Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
“Let me help you free your voice. We can set up a coaching plan together.”
Dr. Heather Rivera is an Amazon best selling author. She has authored seven books-Non Fiction, Fiction, and Young Readers. She is also deaf. Being deaf and having cochlear implants has taught her valuable lessons of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Disabled Writers, and is participating in NaNoWriMo 2017. She has a Life Coaching certificate. In addition she earned: Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot by Wesleyan University on Coursera. Certificate earned on July 22, 2016. Creative Writing: The Craft of Character by Wesleyan University on Coursera. Certificate earned on August 13, 2016. Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description by Wesleyan University on Coursera. Certificate earned on August 31, 2016. Creative Writing: The Craft of Style by Wesleyan University on Coursera. Certificate earned on September 22, 2016. Creative Writing, a 5-course specialization by Wesleyan University on Coursera. Specialization Certificate earned on March 15, 2017.
Heather coaches writers from dreams to book-in-hand.
She can help you too. Click here to fill out our Service Information Request Form. Reasonable, hourly rates.
Dr. Heather Rivera’s rates:My consultation rate is $25.00 per half-hour or $50.00 per hour. It’s best to have me review 10-12 pages of your manuscript prior to your consultation. If you haven’t begun a project yet, no worries, I can help you get started.
- Feedback on a few pages to the entire manuscript (I charge a flat fee of $0.50 per double-spaced page (12-point type,Times New Roman, numbered pages) for reading of manuscript. Review/report fees are additional)
- Assistance with writing your press release, blog, article, or blurbs
- Assistance with navigating the book writing/publishing process
- Accountability (Email check-ins two times per month to help the writer stay on track with his/her goals. $20/month)
Check out the Store under Services for Dr. Heather’s packages. http://www.heatherrivera.com/store/#!/Services/c/17921158
For Dr. Rivera:
“As a writing coach, Dr. Heather Rivera is gentle and constructive with her comments and suggestions. I hate criticism, but when writing, it’s necessary to get honest feedback from one who’s traveled the road of both avid reader and talented writer. She has successfully published books for young readers and adults. Moreover, she is always searching online or attending writers’ workshops to hone her craft. Heather communicates easily and is quick to point out the parts she likes about my characters and dialogue before guiding me to points in the story that need work. Her suggestions are given so that I can make corrections to improve my ending and clear up points that are ambiguous or confusing to the reader. In other words, she pinpoints how and where to make revisions. I am still rewriting and polishing my first novel. Without Heather’s thoughtful suggestions, I would be stymied as a writer. With her help, I have a plan of action and feel encouraged to finish my book.” – Lillian Nader, Ed.M.
“I received my Ph.D. from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Dr. Heather Rivera served as my dissertation mentor, coaching, guiding, and inspiring me throughout this demanding process. I cannot speak highly enough of her insight, input, ideas, professionalism, and most importantly, compassion and patience. An accomplished author herself, Dr. Heather understands the challenges inherent in the writing process: ‘writer’s block’, deadlines, focus, self-doubt, etc. Dr. Heather will gently guide you through the process while honing your writing skills. I highly recommend contacting Dr. Heather for any book and writing-related services.” – Barbara Mango, Ph.D.
“I would like to express my experiences on working with Heather Rivera on a mentor/student level and personal level as well. During my last part of my PhD program, we were required to write a dissertation and Heather was appointed to me as my mentor. I had a lot of questions and concerns and anxieties, but talking with her on numerous occasions, she put all my emotions to rest. This is not to say that I didn’t have many more of which I did, but each time I contacted her, she responded immediately and with sincerity to jump right in there to quell my angst. She made me feel, that no matter how small or how many times I asked the same questions over again, they were never a bother to her and she took each one of them and gave them the importance that I felt that they needed. Without the patience, guidance, assistance, and encouragement from Heather, I don’t believe that I could have finished my dissertation, nor received the grade that I received from it. I truly enjoyed working with Heather on my dissertation, she always had great words of encouragement and enthusiasm that I felt that I could do anything…especially finish a college paper. Even when she would tell me that something was wrong with this thought or statement, she didn’t make you feel foolish nor did she say it in such a way that made you feel less intelligent. I look forward to working with Heather on my new book that I hope to have ready for editing and publishing in the very near future. It has been a real privilege.” Laura Crawford, RN., BS., PhD. Writer/Author
“Having gone through the process of self-publishing more than a few times herself, Heather Rivera has plenty of helpful knowledge to offer to both seasoned and amateur authors. Whether your questions revolve around story formatting or publishing, all inquiries are treated with the same level of care and receive detailed and specific answers. Without her help, Vendetta Dark would still be sitting on my desk, unpublished and unread. If you’re looking to write a book or have already written one and need help getting it out there, Heather Rivera is the right person to talk to.” – Josh Pederson, Author of “Vendetta Dark”.
Meet Muse & Ink!
Dr. Marjorie Miles, MFTMarjorie Miles, DCH, MFT, a former psychology professor and psychotherapist, earned her doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. Dr. Marjorie fulfills her passion for creative expression as a writer, poet, spoken word artist, workshop facilitator and Dream and Creativity Coach. She is the author of Healing Haikus: A Poetic Prescription for Surviving Cancer. She lives with her husband and two quirky cats in Huntington Beach, CA. www.marjoriemilesauthor.com
Heather Rivera Ph.D.Heather Rivera, RN, JD, PhD is an author, researcher. She is the author of Healing the Present from the Past, Quiet Water, Maiden Flight, Utreia, Into Exaltia, and In Search of Emerald Bay. In addition to speaking, coaching, and writing, she co-founded a past life regression research institute. www.heatherrivera.com
Muse & Ink Blog
- Writing Styles and Archetypes. Guest Post by Lillian Nader, M.Ed.
- What I learned from NaNoWriMo
- Interview with Author, Robin Waters, LMFT
- In Search of the Perfect Writing Spot
- Interview with Author, Martha Ramsey
- Interview with Author, Tom Peek
- Interview with Illustrator, Martin Kaspar
- Hawaiian Blue
- Interview with Artist/Author, Katy Tackes
- “Inside the Crystal”