Meet Coach Rose
Tape up those knuckles, babe.
I'm that scrappy, queer book coach looking for writers trying to change the world.
We're in for a fight.
Meet Rose: I'm nonbinary and my pronouns are they/them.
I'm a writer, editor, and Book Coach with over four years of experience coaching all sorts of badass people.
Because of my wide range of instructional experience, I have learned what my clients need most to grow: a safe place to nurture their self-expression, build their confidence, and discover their own agency.
As a book coach, I have invested a truly impressive amount of time and energy into researching the brain science behind storytelling. I've taught at the University of Oregon as a guest instructor and have taught online workshops throughout the pandemic.
Part of my job is always looking for opportunities to broaden their knowledge of fiction writing and story.
In my spare time, I work on my sci-fi novel, read about a bookshelf a week, and enjoy spending afternoons bouldering or training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
I don't want anyone else to feel like I did in my small-town high school: anxious, isolated, and desperate to be more "normal," whatever the hell that means... (Might as well say it; white, straight, cis, neurotypical, etc.)
I hoarded the few books I could find with queer protagonists, keeping them hidden from my friends, my family, and anyone else who might cast judgement upon me. Each one was precious as gold, because they were proof I wasn't alone.
Someone out there in that big ol' world was telling my story.
I believe that the LGBTQ+ community deserves to see themselves.
We deserve to read about ourselves in stories--stories written for all ages, and in all genres. If you're like me, you can count off every piece of media where you truly felt lifted up and loved.
We need to see more of ourselves--good rep, not caricatures or stereotypes, not just cliche narratives, not an afterthought when the real story is done.
You, as a writer, as a creator, as a badass with a story to tell--YOU can help make this a reality.
As a certified Book Coach, I can guide a group of intrepid writers through the process of planning and writing their big story idea. My goal is to help you do the literary equivalent of catching lightning in a bottle.
Writing instead of wrestling, conflict creation instead of conflict de-escalation, and building brawny brain muscles instead of biceps.
I'm here to help you write the book that's been haunting your dreams and whispering to your heart. It won't leave you alone. But you might have realized by now (and if not, you will soon) that a story idea is perfect only so long as it stays in your head. Bringing it out into the world is terrifying and confusing-- especially if it's your first time writing a novel. Especially if you're trying to do it alone...