Our clients are cooler than we are. They have been on The New York Times bestseller list for both fiction and non-fiction, have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and The Tonight Show, and have won prestigious awards in their respective fields. Where we come in is expressed by our logo: challenge + compassion = camaraderie. Call it a mirror; call it a muse. Call us.
“Stuart has so energetically engaged my book that in his “living with” my material he has taken the earlier structure and made the project more sound, dynamic, and alive. He has guided my writing and pressed me gently, firmly, and enjoyably to stay on schedule. I’m confident that the book will have a much wider readership as a result of Stuart’s dedicated work with me…He has made me a better writer and led my efforts to have even more depth and resonance than I had imagined.”
The Reverend Ed Bacon is the author of “Habits of Love” (Grand Central Publishing, 2012).
“Many times I had the feeling, ‘Wow, Stuart figured out what I was trying to say!’ Book Architecture’s encouragement definitely helped me keep going. In those moments when I felt lost, they would say, “We don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re doing it.” They also taught me about the power of structure to tell a story. The story’s there, but it still has to be structured so people can hear it.”
Vernā Myers is the author of “Diversity is Being Invited to the Party, Inclusion is Being Asked to Dance” (American Bar Association, forthcoming).
“After accepting a publishing contract, it was necessary to weave hundreds of pages into a finished manuscript in three months. This completed task would have been impossible without Stuart’s keen intelligence, patience and sensitivity…His reliability, uncommon good nature, and insightful intellect turned a highly anxious period of my life into a joy.”
SaraKay is the author of Setting YourSelf Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love (New Horizons Press).
“Hey, Stuart! Namaste dude. THANKS A MILLION for watching my back. Literally the only reason I did this is because you told me I could.”
Tom is a co-editor of The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood (The Good Men Foundation).
“Stuart is the master wordsmith of all master wordsmiths. The Yoda to my Luke. His suggestions/questions/answers and general advice ALL ring true and I trust him completely. He has hit all the nails on all their heads…”
“Brutally honest in a kind and helpful way?…The most valuable thing Stuart has taught me is to consider a reader’s expectations with regard to clarity and consistency of theme. I have faith in his ability to help writers to untangle the gravest snarls and turn their work into clean and accessible artistic endeavors.”
Liza Ward is the author of Outside Valentine (Henry Holt & Co. and Picador).
“I’m happy to say WE HAVE A JOB sold—at auction, no less. We went from zero offers to three within three weeks. Your advice to me on the proposal made all the difference. Thank you!”
Cynthia Levinson is the author of We Have a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March (Peachtree, 2012).
“Stuart’s prescient advice about what to expect from the various players in the book industry led to a cogent proposal and a contract with a top notch publisher. His positive energy, supportive style, and incisive feedback have made his coaching and editing work on the book invaluable…and a joy.”
Bill is a co-author of Leadership Agility (Jossey-Bass).
“Stuart Horwitz’s workshop helped inspire a rewrite that won a short-listing in the Faulkner-Wisdom novel-in-progress competition and and also landed me the agent who sold my book. The Book Architecture Method offers something that I have not found elsewhere—a systematic analysis of effective novel structure. With it I was able to see clearly why certain aspects succeeded and others were unsatisfying. Better yet, I saw how to fix the problems. Intuition can be great, but knowing what you’re doing is the most freeing feeling of all. Thanks, Stu!”
Julie Wu is the author of “The Third Son” (Algonquin Books, 2012).
“Buddy! You really do have an uncanny ability to help authors get to the root of what might be blocking their authentic voice or the creative process. Thank you for living and breathing these words from start to finish, and willing the text into being when I no longer could.”
Claudia Horwitz is the author of The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work, and Your World (Penguin Compass).
“Stuart Horwitz is an incredible writer: sharp, kind, professional, and so much more. He understood just how to ask me the right questions, to get the valuable material that was needed, and to be patient when doing so. He has become a great friend – and we are already scheming about our second book together!”
Carl Hobert is the author of “Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet” (Beacon Press, Feb. 2013)