Coaching Services

Get the help of a GOOD WRITING COACH

Need skilled help with your book?

Good help can go a long way. For memoir, I offer feedback on storyline, pace, voice, characterizations, scene, dialog and more.  We’ll consider the best format for your memoir: linear, framed, braided, or associative. Coaching can involve review of chapters as you write them, with feedback as the book develops.

For other nonfiction, I help with all aspects of book planning and preparation.

Coaching sessions are by telephone or video call (Zoom) and are 30 minutes or 1 hour. They can be scheduled weekly or up to four times per month.

What Coaching Sessions Include

• One-on-one help planning the structure and storyline of your memoir or other nonfiction book.

• Development of scenes, character, theme.

• Writing craft topics, such as use of dialog, location setting, character development, as needed.

• My review of written material you send ahead of our scheduled call.

• Recording of your Zoom session delivered by email (optional).


What Coaching Sessions Do Not Include

• I do not edit your written material. Read about my editing services for that help.

• I do not act as an agent for your book, but I can provide recommendations.



Coaching is offered by the hour or in packages of time. Buying a coaching package can save on the hourly fee. Coaching packages can be repeated or you can make arrangements for a discounted hourly fee by buying successive blocks of 8 hours.

After you buy a coaching package, by email we will arrange our first coaching session. If you want to send material for my review in advance of that first call, I will provide details for it at that time.

My review of material in advance of our call is billed at the same rate as the coaching call, so please choose the package that makes the best sense for you.




Suzanne has coached me well over the past few years. She applies a keen eye to detail and breathes energy into everything she touches. She brings all her gifts to the table: ethics, compassion, organization, and her pure love of the written word. — Terilynn Mitchell, Writer

Suzanne is a thoughtful and perceptive coach.  She listens before she advises.  She brings her experience and knowledge to bear in reading the work for both content and style.  I credit her with helping me publish seven short memoir pieces in nine months. Suzanne’s help has been invaluable! — Marianna Marlowe, Writer

Suzanne keeps me focused, on schedule, and motivated. — Monique Mulbray, writer

Working with Suzanne has been tremendously helpful. I hired her to help me organize the vast amount of material I have gathered for a nonfiction book. Her careful reviews of my outlines and chapters, suggestions for changes, and questions where clarifications are needed have been a great help. She’s friendly and knowledgeable, with many creative ideas. She knows the writing business and has impressive writing skills. — Dr. Roseanne Chambers, author of the forthcoming book, “The Monumental Andes”

Suzanne’s skills in helping me go deeper into what I was trying to say are just the beginning of a long list of accolades.  — Caroline Muir, author of Queen of Hearts