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Writer

I write to inspire hope.

To paraphrase Samwise Gamgee, the stories that really matter are full of darkness and danger, but in the end the shadow is only a passing thing, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. 

Dance Instructor

Every day you face hardship and tough decisions, it's time to do something to bring a little joy into your life. Maybe you think there's so much going on, there's no way you can make dance a priority, too. But dance is a wonderful way to make new friendships through group classes or social events, strengthen relationships with loved ones by learning new skills together, overcome stage fright, and learn to listen to your body. 

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Writer &Dancer

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Don't fear the creativity within you, it is your power. Whether you use it to solve chemical formulas, tell a story, or win a race; your creativity is a battery that will power genius in every aspect of your life. 

Reviews

Kelly Tatham

Since the day we met in writing class nearly ten years ago, Miranda has been an indispensable presence in my artistic career. She is one of the first people I go to for feedback and her critiques are always sharp, insightful, and motivating. We had the good luck of attending screenwriting school at the same time and it was my pleasure to witness firsthand her brilliant ability for plot, character, theme, and narrative arcs. There is no story editor I would recommend more highly. With Miranda, you are in expert, discerning, and gentle hands.

Gal Ferrier

Novelist

I found Miranda’s critiques of my work to be immensely helpful. Her advice and criticisms are always fair, honest and constructive. She has a well-honed ability to narrow in on problem spots and I greatly appreciate her ability to give clarity and insight when I was struggling to identify where exactly the problem in my work was. Any story she has edited for me came away the better for it.

Emily Paxman

Novelist & Blogger

Miranda is someone you can depend on for honest, thoughtful critique that takes both the concerns of the market and the story itself into consideration. My work has always come away stronger after an edit with Miranda, and my confidence built up to take the story to the next level. You won't regret hiring this wonderful editor!

ABOUT ME

Miranda Leavitt has ten years combined education and experience as a story editor and writer, and fifteen years experience as a dancer.

 

She graduated from the writing for film and television program at Vancouver Film School, which renewed her passion for the visual arts. She is also a graduate of creative writing, poetry, and film studies at Camosun College.

 

Miranda now works for CD Dance Collective as a Latin, Ballroom, and Swing dance instructor. 

Who is Hatter King?

 

Miranda created Hatter King as a pseudonym. After many years of writing King evolved into a unique persona, with a whole world and cast of supporting characters. Most of her writing can be found under the name Hatter King. 

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I picked up Rousey's autobiography out of mild curiosity. We seemed to have a lot in common: We're the same age, we both have MMA training, we've both been in the movie industry. She was in the Olympics, I watched the Olympics, she's a UFC champion, I could totally be a UFC champion... if I wanted to be. what makes her different from me? Mostly, an extreme ability to persevere in the face of radical odds, and a masochists willingness to both take and dish out punishment. 

It might seem like no great leap to go from Olympic medalist to UFC champion, but Ronda Rousey's story is anything but straightforward. My Fight/Your Fight is unapologetic in its confidence, and forceful in its encouragement. After reading this book, whenever I train I imagine Ronda Rousey shouting things like, "You have to be the best on your worst day!" and "Focus on the process, not the result! The process is sacrifice! The process is pain! Love the pain!" 

It was a bit repetitive, but it got the point across. And it reminded me that sometimes we have to learn a lesson more than once before it sticks.