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One-on-one coaching for new and aspiring authors

 

Is your writing stuck in low-drive? Do you feel panicked at the thought of sharing what you’ve written? Are you concerned about preserving your own style and unique voice? Do you worry that an editor will insist on changes that alter the meaning and intent of your writing?

As an author, editor, publisher and writing coach I have steered dozens of authors and books through the writing and publishing process. With first-hand experience on both sides of the book business, I know what writers need to bring their projects to fruition. I would love to share that knowledge with you.

I will work one-on-one with you, providing clear, honest, developmental feedback without pushing your work in directions you don’t want. If you are a first-time author, I can also guide you through the often murky waters of the writing process and beyond, into traditional or self-publishing.

 

Writing: I think of myself as a midwife helping authors bring their books into the world. The baby is all yours—I’m just here to ensure its safe arrival.

 

Publishing: The world of publishing is topsy-turvy these days. Whether seeking a trade publisher or considering self-publishing, you can save money by learning which services to budget for, how much they should cost and what wastes time and money.

 

Outcomes of working with me:

 

  1. A professional, objective critique of your work based on many years experience as a writer, editor, publisher and awards juror. I can guide you in making improvements to your manuscript.
  2. The boost in confidence that comes with working with a writing coach with over 30 years in the business. Get answers to questions like: What are my next steps? Am I moving in the right direction? Is there a better way to do this? How do I know I’m making the right decisions?
  3. The gentle nudge you need to maintain focus—writing is hard work and it’s natural to feel your enthusiasm wane. You will have the clarity to set achievable goals while we fan the flame of inspiration!
  4. The vision and encouragement to create a plan and see it through to completion. Spot and clear old energy patterns that trap you into the same old outcomes.
  5. Effective tools to take your writing practice and your book to the next level. You will take away materials and practice exercises to work on at your own pace that will multiply tenfold the value of the time we spend together.
  6. My only goal is to bring out the best in your work—not to change it into something you don’t recognize! Preserving voice is my specialty.

 

Many clients tell me they feel a special connection with me and I am convinced that a special connection is critically important to success. Let’s check out the energy between us before you make a decision to spend any money.

 

I will provide a no-cost, no-obligation 10-minute consultation by phone or Skype. If we click, great! I thrive on working with people who know that I GET them! If you are one of them, let me help you get your manuscript out into the world.

 

I would love to hear from you!

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