Hi! I’m Leigh Shulman, welcome to my website.

I’ve been writing and working with aspiring women writers for as long as I can remember, and I’ve noticed how many wonderful and accomplished women lack the self-assurance they need to write freely. I can’t tell you how often I hear women tell me they don’t believe anyone wants to hear what they have to say.

I’ve dedicated my website to help you strip away obstacles, build your confidence and begin writing.

Will you make mistakes? Yes. Will you write things that are shit? Sometimes. You will also make excellent choices and create fabulous worlds that will delight an impatiently waiting public.

-- Leigh Shulman


Leigh is my greatest cheerleader. She’s helped reignite my long-fizzled passion for writing a novel; now six whole chapters in, Leigh has already helped me find my way to a great story. The questions she asks about plot, characters and even the smallest scenic details encourage me to focus on the world I’m creating, clarify my intentions, and push myself as a writer. Having her in my editorial corner boosts my confidence and keeps me moving forward.

Melanie Wynne, The Points Guy and USA Today

I remember the first time I sat down to write. I was 12 years old, flooded with hormones and angry at my parents, so I pulled out paper and a pencil. The words just flowed across the page.

Writing hasn’t always been that easy for me, though. I had a much harder time writing creatively when I worked full time as a web producer at MTV. It became even more difficult after my daughter Lila was born, and I was tired, irritable and stopped believing I had much of interest to say. Who wants to hear about the experiences of a stay-at-home mom, anyway?

I didn’t give myself enough credit.

Recently, I read a journal entry I wrote when Lila was one-year-old.

If I keep going the way I’ve been going, I will never do the things I want to do. I will never travel. I will never write. I will never create what I want in my life.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way out of my quandary and am living as an expat in Argentina. I get to travel to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to host writing retreats for women with Creative Revolution Retreats. And those early mom days taught me so much about how to write and tell stories, even if I didn’t realize it then.

Since that day a decade ago my work and writing has, among others, been featured or is forthcoming in: