About E.J. Runyon

Author, E. J. Runyon

I am the author of CLAIMING ONE, a short story collection, and TELL ME (HOW TO WRITE) A STORY: GOOD BASIC ADVICE FOR NOVICES READY TO WRITE, a guide for novice writers. I also coach, and I’m the creator of BridgetoStory.com, a writing service providing online instruction to new writers. I've coached writers as individuals and in small groups since 1997. 

My subtle gifts of heart and imagination allow me to easily enter into the inner world of others. I have the ability to 'midwife' images and intuitions and my empathy and intuitive feelings of unity form the cornerstone of my Bridge to Story coaching program. My main goal for students is facilitating their own innate skills; bridging that space between what they have in mind and heart, and what is on their page.

Comments on my style of coaching:

"E.J. has done much more than prove to me that writing is a mosaic skill, worthy of a myriad of effort, but also that it is a sharp-bladed pillow from which we all draw a precise dream."

~ V. Pittsenbargar

“E.J.’s done exactly what I wanted and been searching for. Help about story telling and the English language. Not just in punctuation, or grammar. But about the craft. I wanted to get my readers more engaged in my story. In swoops E.J to save the day.”

~ D.Chapman

“I'm glad I found E.J., she's a wonderful coach. It's like being a kid getting on a bike for the first time, and realizing what the pedals do. The revisions I'm doing now are helping me tell the story that I want to tell.”

~ C.Murphy

Comments on my own fiction and plays:

So evocative...you're writing is so...can I find the words? It's easy and gentle, and yet the cut it leaves stings after the words have gone. You have a gift for images as well as words.

~ C.J. Wright, DramaWorks Studio Theatre

A lot to praise here, I love your voice, it's just spot on. Over and over you have lines that just make me think, "Ooh."

 ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde, author- Pay it Forward.