The best time to hire a coach is at or near the beginning, but authors can benefit from a coach at any stage of the writing process, bringing clarity and depth to your novel.

Mentors help you focus, while providing an objective perspective, positive guidance and encouragement.

After determining the writer’s experience and expertise, the coach guides the writer to develop a creative approach and train the writer to craft effective prose.

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The relationship between a writing coach and the writer begins with a face-to-face, or phone, interview, where they discuss the project and identify if there is anything holding the writer back.

The process:

  • help the writer organize his/her project
  • determine a schedule
  • select a completion date
  • discuss the stages of a writing project
  • review the initial outline
  • address preliminary research
  • establish a revised outline
  • identify if additional research is required
  • review the final draft
  • followed by the editorial process (developmental or substantive editing, copy-editing, and proofreading)

A writing coach helps the writer develop a clear and compelling premise or plot, determine tone, style and voice, and produce a coherent, captivating narrative.

Email me: Mentor and Coach help you focus, while providing an objective perspective, positive guidance and encouragement.

A writing coach:

  • helps the writer focus
  • provides an objective perspective
  • guides and encourages
  • draws on the writer’s experience and expertise
  • assists the writer in developing a creative piece of work
  • train the writer to craft effective prose
  • help the writer find the heart of the content
  • determine what works and what needs work
  • identifies how to frame and organize the material (what to include and what to leave out)

A writing coach is like a personal trainer for a writer.

Your coach 

  • can help get that “almost ready” manuscript polished and ready to go
  • guides you through every step of planning, writing, publishing, and promoting your book
  • helps you set realistic deadlines and create a schedule for meeting them
  • works with you on polishing your writing
  • clarifies available publishing options
  • helps you reach your readers

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