I'm Jonathan Small...
But don't let the name fool you. I'm a best-selling journalist, editor, ghostwriter, writing coach, and podcast host.
I've written proposals and books for top executives, celebrities, thought leaders, and "Ordinary" people with extraordinary stories to tell.
I've helped screenwriters deliver killer scripts.
I've authored numerous articles for the new york times, marie claire, glamour, cosmo, details, maxim, tv guide, good housekeeping, fitness, and entrepreneur.
I've taught writing at new york university and mediabistro.
And I host a weekly popular podcast that features top writers talking about how they tell and sell their stories.
And now I want to share what I've learned with you.
Why? I sincerely believe you are a natural-born storyteller. But you're also busy. You don't have the bandwidth to write a book or an article or a proposal—although you really want to. Even when you do find the time, you have questions: where do I start? How do I write stories that people want to read? How do I sell my stories to publishers, editors, and agents?
You start by finding a good collaborator. A writing partner that brings out your best.
Someone who knows how to listen and what questions to ask.
Someone who can guide you through the process of crafting an unformed idea into a finished product.
Someone who can help you make a good story into a great read.
That someone is me.
"Jonathan Small rocks. He’s an excellent writer, a visionary thinker, and one of the most fun people with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure to work."
Bruce Fretts, Senior Articles Editor at Closer magazine.
”Jon helped me greatly in writing and finishing my memoir. Together, we tackled some very sensitive and controversial issues, and he really took the time to listen and capture the story I wanted to tell. I’m very happy with this experience and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs some help writing or just a magic touch.”
Justin K., Sheffield Navy SEAL Ret.
"Jonathan is one of the most creative and reliable content creators I’ve ever worked with, and is a super nice, easy-going guy at the same time. He is always at the top of my list when an important project needs to get done because I know he will always go above and beyond. Jon has the skills and the energy to transform something from good to great."
Dan Bova, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur