Elisa Doucette - Founder, Client Strategy & Writing Coaching
Elisa studied at the University of Maine, with a dual concentration in Creative Writing and Classics (focused on Roman Latin linguistics & culture), and serves as the Editorial Advisor to the Y-Combinator AI software startup Foster. A frequent contributing writer, podcast guest, and event speaker, her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Entrepreneurs on Fire, Forbes, The Business of Writing, Froemmer’s Radio, Yahoo! Small Business, BlogHer, WordCamp, The Huffington Post, Undomesticated Magazine, and many others. She is a member of ACES - The Society for Editing, former curator for TEDxAberdeen, and a judge for the Page Turner writing awards.
She can often be found traveling about looking for great stories to live, interesting tales to share, and delicious food & drink to nom on. When she’s not working or writing, she is likely curled up with her Kindle, devouring a new book.
I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: Writing is an individual pursuit. No “one strategy” or “one method” or “one word count” is going to guarantee your success. It is all about learning frameworks and systems, then figuring out how to adapt them to your writing life and craft. Every wheel has already been created, you just have to figure out how to spin yours.
Specialties & Interests: Personal Essays, Email & Newsletters, Writing about Writing, Lifestyle, Learning, Self-Development, Marketing
Location: Hampton Beach, United States
Most Read Book: Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master by Leonardo da Vinci and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Favorite Story to Tell: Up to the age of 30, I had never lived outside the state of Maine or traveled further than Canada. Then, I landed a gig that put me on a one-way flight, with a shiny new passport, to live for six months in Bali, Indonesia. In my first three weeks living abroad, I got into a fight at a club, held hostage in a taxi, was robbed, and finally thrown off the back of a motorbike when we were hit head-on – ending in three surgeries on my knee. I managed to power through and have some badass scars to prove it. Been traveling ever since. This is either extreme confidence or complete idiocy. The jury is still out.