Memoir & Nonfiction Coach

 

One-on-One Assistance

I help writers in various stages of work on their books in coaching sessions done by phone or Skype, in weekly or bimonthly 30- or 60-minute sessions. The topics of our coaching sessions are individualized to suit writers’ needs.

Who Needs Coaching?

My coaching clients include writers considering a book idea who need guidance with planning their book to make sure it’s viable. For writers in these early stages I offer creative solutions for drawing the storyline from out of a situation, if that’s needed, and help writers outline their books, identifying the key turning points to build the story around. Writers working on a first draft of their book benefit by working with me for such issues as identifying the themes in their memoir and drawing them through the book, or strengthening the narrative arc.

For writers who want feedback as they’re creating their book, in coaching sessions I review chapters, helping writers with such issues as staying true to their outline or stated goals, maintaining a consistent tone, and using a good balance of scene and narrative. With memoir, topics can include writing good dialog, showing character, and writing scenes. Chapter review is done by emailing written material in advance of our coaching session with a follow-up call devoted to discussion of that material and/or my notes on it.

For other nonfiction writers, coaching sessions can help solidify the structure of a book with help preparing a stellar outline to  follow as the book is written.

How Coaching Is Done

Coaching sessions take place by phone or in my online office using Skype or Zoom, a free online video conferencing service. The meetings are weekly or 2x month in 30- or 60-minute sessions and are held at a regular, repeating day and time.

What Coaching Sessions Include

A scheduled 30- or 60-minute weekly or bimonthly call for discussion of any topic of the author’s choice at a regular, repeating time.

Review of any writing emailed in advance of our scheduled call (review of materials sent ahead of a scheduled meeting is billed separately from the call).

Video or audio recordings of our sessions emailed to you (if done on Zoom).

What Coaching Sessions Do Not Include

I do not edit your writing. Please see my editing services if you’d like that kind of help.

I do not act as an agent for your book, although I am happy to provide resources for you to pursue.

Coaching Packages

Coaching is paid upfront in coaching packages, which may be used in 30- and 60-minute sessions and may be repeated, or paid upfront when scheduled by the hour. The minimum length of time for a coaching call is 30 minutes.

3-Hour Package: $475
6-Hour Package: $895

Hourly coaching: $165

 

CONTACT ME for a free consultation to discuss the best coaching plan for you.

 

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