The best time to hire a writing coach is at or near the beginning of writing your book.

As an accomplished wordsmith Linda helps writers organize their project, determine a schedule, and set a completion date. During the writing process she will discuss the stages of your writing project, including the initial outline and preliminary research, before wrapping up with a revised outline.

Linda inspires you to honour your intentions, tap into your life’s purpose and connect with your highest self. She invites you to journey into the vast depths of yourself, with compassion, awareness and without judgment. Connect with your inner voice, listen to your intuition and follow your passions.

As your writing coach, Linda can help short-story writers, and novelists, as well as authors of non-fiction works, including authors of articles, reports, and book manuscripts. Her goal is to help the writer find the heart of the content, determine what works and what needs work, how to carry out research, and how to frame and organize the material. Linda will be your personal mentor, helping you focus, while providing an objective perspective, positive guidance and encouragement.

Mentorship walks you through the steps of finishing your manuscript. It is done long before seeking an agent or publisher. Together, we will ensure the right emotion, depth, and intrigue has been applied to the heart of your story.

A writing mentor:

  • can assist in getting that ‘almost ready’ manuscript well on the way to completion
  • 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
  • clarifies publishing options

Mentoring relationships are highly valuable to help you learn, navigate, grow, obtain and hone your skill sets. People who are dedicated to their own success seek mentors.


  • STAGE ONE  – outline, crafting, timelines
  • STAGE TWO – review and discuss: plot, theme vs insight.
  • STAGE THREE – discuss the outline and crafting, set the stage for the writing itself and the things to remember when storytelling.
  • STAGE FOUR – critique and review – a critique of each chapter – preferably 2 chapters at a time – where I read and report on each.
  • STAGE FIVE – manuscript appraisal -review of your final edit.


Stages One, Two, Three and Five run for a minimum fee of 1 hour each, then charged by the hour.

Stage Four: each two-chapter critique is done within 72 hours of manuscript sent by email. The appraisal cost is dependent on word count but is priced at $500CAD (for 50,000 words or less) or $1000CAD (for 50,001-100,000 words).


Rate: $40 per hour.

Bulk rates for longer coaching sessions are available.

Get 6 hours for the price of 5 hours