“WRITING IS LIVING IN THE FACE OF HELL.”
True or false, that's what I was told in graduate school by a grim, marginally successful creative writing professor.
I’ve since found many who share his sentiment, from CEOs of major corporations (for whom I have written speeches and presentations) to experts in their field, as well as everyday folk with interesting lives (for whom I’ve worked as a ghostwriter or memoirist) to talented fiction writers simply trying to tell a story (with whom I have worked as reader, editor, coach and mentor).
I’m Tom Parker (aka Thomas Trebitsch Parker), and writing is not a hellish experience for me. In fact, I’ve made a career of it, and of helping people tell their stories and express themselves on the page, in video and film, and at the podium.
As a writer of speeches and executive presentations for dozens of corporations, a New York Times best-selling author and memoirist, a former Stanford writing instructor, and a prize-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist and short fiction writer, I can help you get your story on the page and make it memorable.