Bridge to Story


Author, E. J. Runyon

I am a writer, coach, and the creator of, a writing service providing instruction to novices and other writers online and off. 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:

I'm sorry I only met you at the last day of this conference. You are truly amazing.

~ Shirley. S

You gave super insightful critiques, and I'm impressed with your know-how and niceness.

~ Karen R.

I was tremendously taken with your ability to look at [a writer's] work and see its essence.

~ Susan A. N.

I wanted to thank you for the "magical" time we spent as a group, & for all your help.

~ Sonia M.

Comments on my own fiction and plays:

So'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, and that might be even more true in the second half. I love Duff, and your voice is just spot on. Over and over you have lines that just make me think, "Ooh."

~ Catherine Ryan Hyde, author- Pay it Forward