Write that Book
Stories Worth Telling
A writing coach is many things to a person, confidant, cheerleader, teacher, commiserater, and co-conspirator. I work with people who want to publish traditionally, through small presses, through self publishing. My training as a mental health counslor and family mediator has given me a unique perspective on the stories that people want to tell. In my work, I try to evoke the deepest and best a person has to offer and then shepherd them in the publishing portion of the work.
We work to produce the best product, something the client is happy with, like Hunting Wildflower by Jeanette Jackson and Marvel Ferguson. That story started with a cache of letters written in the 1930s, and Jeanette wanted to capture the thoughts of her aging Aunt Marvel. Now at 104, Marvel and Jeanette are speaking and selling books in many local bookstores.
Then again, my client, Terry Focht has published several volumes of poetry. Early on when we worked together he focused on essays, but soon found poetry to be his forte. His latest collection, Thinkin' about Stuff is a light look at what an aging man might have on his mind. Each book he publishes, he sends me a copy and thanks me for what little I did to foster his career as a writer.
I hired a story editor/coach.
I ended up with a life friend and a published novel.
- Jeanette Jackson, author of Hunting Wildflowers
Writing Coach Sessions
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60-minute sessions that you design to fit your work, life, and budget.
Mindfulness Journal Writing
Six 60-minute sessions. Cultivate your consciousness with six sessions to open yourself to new pathways of thought through discussion and writing prompts.
The Craft of Writing
Six 60-minute sessions customized to your writing education. We work together to help you become a better writer, develop your story, complete a manuscript. Learn the basics of what makes for a good read.
Book-length Manuscript Assessment
We start with a meeting to discuss your project. You submit 50 pages of your book and a one page summary. You receive a detailed, two-page editorial review that highlights strengths, challenges, and an overall understanding of the project, in-line comments of the first ten pages and a one-hour session to discuss the feedback.
Book Length Manuscript Intensive
Your 200 to 300 page project is complete. Let me be a second set of eyes on your novel or memoir. I take a deep dive into your project, page by page, to examine the strengths and challenges of the manuscript. I provide a 5 to 7 page review of the material with possible next steps for the writer.
How to sign up
Let's take your writing to the next level.
Email me for info or to set up your individual plan.