Why should we work together?

Aren't writers supposed to write alone?

"Writer's write alone" is partially true, but most SUCCESSFUL writers have a lot of support--support from their friends and family, various experts, beta-readers, agents, and editors, publishers, etc.

Sometimes when you're starting out, it can be heard to find that kind of community.

Did you know that 97% of writers never finish a first draft?

Maybe that's because they didn't have someone who supported them 100%. 

Don't let fear and doubt win. Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't have to do everything alone.

I can help you finish a book that you can be proud of. Invest in your story and yourself!

Nail down your story idea, clarify your message, dig deep and use the foundational building blocks of story to plan your book.

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Six months of ongoing coaching working with me! 

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Big picture editing to figure out what is working in your story and what is not. 

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TACKLE YOUR BIG IDEA

ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

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TACKLE YOUR BIG IDEA: 
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Sometimes articulating your story idea can feel like trying to bottle lightning-- inspiration strikes bright and brilliant and you're dazzled. You struggle to hold the idea in your head and make meaning of it before the after-image fades. But the clarity of each branching path fades as you try to get in on paper. 

Or maybe you've been worrying away at an idea for a while. It refuses to fade from your head, and you know you'll always wonder "what if...?" unless you chase it down.

 

This is for you if:

  • You're starting a new project: Figure out why you want to write this story, discover your authorial intent, dive deep into character motivations, worldbuilding, plot, and target audience. 

  • You need to bring clarity to a current project: Maybe something just hasn't been working. Does the middle sag? Maybe an ending won't reveal itself to you. This package will bring you back to the fundamental building blocks of story and shine a light on every crack and weakness in your pages.

What happens:

  • You mosey over HERE to fill out an introductory form to tell me a little more about yourself and your idea.

  • We'll schedule a thirty-minute consultation call so I can start to make a plan about how to best help you write your book! This is a great time to talk about goals and expectations. 

  • Next, I'll send you your first homework assignment. You'll have a week to get it done and submit it to me-- ALL submissions must be in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced.

  • We'll have our first official coaching call to talk about your progress--what's working, what's not, and your next steps.

  • We will do this three more times until we have a working blueprint for your novel: lightning in a jar!

IN SUMMARY: Four hours of 1:1 coaching, access to my blueprinting workbook, and weekly feedback and editorial summaries with each submission 

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ONE-ON-ONE COACHING:

If you're wondering who might benefit from one-on-one coaching, the answer is EVERYONE. 

I'm can help you dig into the soul of your story-- what you're really trying to convey in each of your pages, as well as what might lead you away from a gripping story.

I'll keep you on track, both as a ruthless project manager and a cheerleader--and as a writer, I have an intimate understanding of exactly how much self-doubt, fear, and general pain can crop up when you write a novel.

This is for you if:

  • You've started strong (maybe you've already done Tackle Your Story, and are ahead of the game!) and want to make sure you stay on the rails all the way to the end of your first draft.

  • You need to bring clarity to a current project: Maybe something just hasn't been working. Does the middle sag? Maybe an ending won't reveal itself to you. This package will bring you back to the fundamental building blocks of story and shine a light on ever crack and weakness in your pages.

What happens:

  • You mosey over HERE to fill out an introductory form to tell me a little more about yourself and your idea.

  • We'll schedule a thirty-minute consultation call so I can start to make a plan about how to best help you write your book! This is a great time to talk about goals and expectations. 

  • Next, I'll send you your first homework assignment. You'll have two weeks to get it done and submit it to me--

    • ALL submissions are due on Mondays before 11:00 am.

    • You should aim to submit up to 20 pages in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced.

    • I'll return my feedback by 5:00 pm the following Friday.

  • We'll have our first official coaching call to talk about your progress--what's working, what's not, and your next steps.

  • For the next six months, you will send your pages to me every two weeks, recieve feedback, and clarify your next steps with a coaching call for every submission.​

IN SUMMARY: Six months of 1:1 coaching, access to my blueprinting workbook, and weekly feedback and editorial summaries with each submission 

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