As founder and principal of Book Architecture, Stuart has spent over fifteen years helping writers become authors, signing with top literary agencies, sealing deals with coveted publishing houses, or forging a successful path through indie publishing. Book Architecture's clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields.
His approach is a synthesis of academic theories of narrative structure and his hands-on experiences as an independent editor, book coach and ghostwriter. His first book, Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript with The Book Architecture Method (Penguin/Perigee), was named one of the best books about writing by The Writer magazine. His second book, Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula was released in 2015 as part of a five-year, 100-venue book tour of North America which will run through 2017, and has included headline presentations at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's Conference, Writer's Digest Conference, Tucson Festival of Books, and the Pennwriter's Conference.
Stuart is an award-winning essayist and poet, who has taught writing at Grub Street of Boston and Brown University. He holds two masters degrees--one in Literary Aesthetics from NYU, which helps him a lot with this work--and one in East Asian Studies from Harvard with a concentration in Medieval Japanese Buddhism, which helps him get out of bed in the morning.
He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.